Place: Russia. Samara. Samara Stadium.
Date: on the 21st of June, 2018 (Thursday)
Match start: 13:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, group C, 2nd round
Who will go to Nizhny Novgorod
On the 1st of July, Sunday, in the largest city of the Volga region, at Nizhny Novgorod stadium will be held one of the eight battles of the first round of the playoffs with participation of the champion of group D and the Vice-champion of group C.
But, if after the draw in the match between Argentina and Iceland (1:1) the question of the Champion of the fourth quartet became much more interesting then on the status of the second prize-winner of group C now the main challenger is Denmark.
France – 3 (2:1), Denmark – 3 (1:0), Peru – 0 (0:1), Australia – 0 (1:2)
We will remind you that on the beginning of FIFA World Cup the favorites of the third quartet were the teams of Didier Deschamps and Åge Hareide. And last matches of the first round have completely confirmed the initial opinion of the experts. And now, in the second round, France and Denmark have exchanged their weaker rivals and can quite predictably score new winning points. Thus, the head-to-head of the favorites which will take place on the 26th of June in Luzhniki, will define which of two leaders will go to Kazan in the status of the winner of the group and who will go to Nizhny Novgorod to the next battle with the final champion of group D.
New Michael Laudrup
The best playmaker in the history of the Danish football is considered to be the famous attacking midfielder of Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid Michael Laudrup. Though now the analysts and experts of the most popular sports game on the earth are claiming that the current attacker of Åge Hareide’s team Christian Eriksen is as strong as his famous predecessor.
In tactical building of Denmark in frames of the starting battle with Peru 4-2-3-1 which on the match course has transformed into 4-2-1-3 Christian Eriksen was playing at his usual position under the attacking trio which includes Yussuf Poulsen, Pione Sisto and Nicolai Jorgensen and skillfully headed the actions of the partners. And the only goal of Yussuf Poulsen has been scored on the 59th minute after perfect assist of the chief playmaker of Danes.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Denmark vs Australia
If in the modern team of Åge Hareide, even without Nicklas Bendtner who wasn’t included, there are enough players of the highest class, then the new coach of Australians Bert van Marwijk has the poor choice of good football players. That is why we have such predictable main outcomes: Denmark – 1.83, Australia – 5.00.
It is the last chance for Australia to become the real challenger for the second berth into the playoffs. But to do this Mike Jedinak, Tom Rogic and their partners have to win over the stronger rival. But here even the goalless draw will be enough for Åge Hareide ‘s team.