Wales vs Denmark UEFA Nations League Predictions

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Wales vs Denmark UEFA Nations League

Friday November 16th

With the return of the international break, Wales will be looking secure promotion to League A in the UEFA Nations League, and are up against Denmark, the only side that can stop them.

Predictions

Wales are one match away from their first big achievement under new manager Ryan Giggs. A victory over Denmark would seal promotion to the upper echelons of the Nations League.
Moreover, they are in need of a scalp over a good side, with their only two wins over the last six matches both coming against the Republic of Ireland.
Denmark will hope to now move on from the fiasco which saw them field a group of amateur footballers against Slovakia before the played Wales the first time back in September.
They can also welcome back Christian Eriksen, who missed their internationals in October.
With Denmark, the superior side only needing a draw or better, it will not be a high scoring affair, perhaps settling for a 1-1 draw.

Betting Tips

While the midfielder may not be known for being a prolific goal scorer at club level, but for his country that is anything but the case.

He has scored 13 goals in his last 17 games, and was their top scorer during World Cup qualifying with 11  goals.

The 26-year-old proved a thorn in Wales’ side when the two sides last met scoring twice in a 2-0 win and is one of the most likely players in a Denmark shirt to find the net.

Just how seriously teams take this new-constructed competition is still yet to be fully determined. Still there is something on the line in this match.

A win for either side would guarantee promotion to League A. Wales need a win against Denmark, while the Danes can get away with a draw if they beat the Republic of Ireland in their final group match.

Statistics

Head to Head

The last time the two sides met was in the reverse fixture of this competition back in September, with Christian Eriksen scoring twice in a 2-0 win.

This will be the 10th different meeting between Wales and Denmark, with none of the last nine games ending in a draw (Wales winning four, Denmark winning five).

But Wales have failed to score in four of their last six international encounters with Denmark dating back to 1987.

Stats

  • Denmark have found the back of the net in seven of their nine matches against Wales, only failing to score in November 2008 and September 1987.
  • Wales have conceded seven goals in their last four internationals, as many as they had conceded in their previous 12.
  • Wales have lost just one of their last 12 competitive home games (W7 D4), winning their first competitive home game under Ryan Giggs in September against Republic of Ireland.
  • Since losing 3-0 versus Slovakia in September, Denmark are unbeaten in their last three games (W2 D1), keeping a clean sheet in each match.
  • Gareth Bale has been directly involved in six goals in his four appearances for Wales in 2018 (4 goals, 2 assists).
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