The Danish team captured the hearts of every neutral player in the 2021 European Cup. If the Danish’s dream of in-depth championships continues, the Danish will need to beat the darling of the 2016 European Cup Wales. This is another surprise on the big stage. .
Although Wales advanced to second place in the group before Switzerland and Turkey, it has exceeded expectations, but Denmark is the team that many people regard as a dark horse pick before the game.
With the Netherlands or the Czech Republic waiting for the next round, a team that advances to the semi-finals will be a real threat.
How to watch Wales vs. Denmark
- date: Saturday, June 26
- time: 12 AM EST
- TV: ESPN
- stream media: Fubo TV, ESPN app, PrendeTV
ESPN will broadcast the game and the network can be streamed fuboTV (7-day free trial).
The game is also available in Spanish via Univision’s PrendeTV app.
Denmark plays for Eriksson
The game against Wales will be Denmark’s first away game in the 2021 European Cup. In the team’s first game, star player Christian Eriksson survived a cardiac arrest. There is no doubt that the emotions of Parken Stadium and the entire stadium in this country are impressive from the last place in Group B in Denmark. Played a role in the incredible reversal.
Only 385 miles between Copenhagen and Amsterdam (where the top 16 matches will be played), and the travel restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic are conducive to the strong presence of Denmark, Danish fans can transform the Cruyff Arena into another park . But, if anything, how much of the emotional roller coaster experienced in the past two weeks has exhausted players? Or, is the inspiration to play for their absent teammates still strong enough to elevate them to the same performance as seeing them beat Russia 4-1?
“I think 99% of people in the world will support Denmark,” admitted Welsh defender Connor Roberts.
Will Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey appear?
Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey have not met the standards of the club season by their previous standards, and few people think they will become the differentiated producers they have proved in the first two group games.
In this game, Bell participated in all of Wales’ best offensive moves. His connection and understanding with long-time Welsh teammate Ramsey made him a dangerous combination for Turkey, and Denmark will obviously focus on this combination.
Wales vs. Denmark odds and predictions
Although every result in the group stage was not fulfilled, Denmark was arguably the better team in all three games, winning the xG battle every time. It currently ranks 4th in expected goals in the European Cup (xG of 5.9) and 7th in expected goals against each other (xGA of 2.6, per FBref).
Wales has hardly created that much (each FBref 3.8 xG and 4.5 xGA), and it is difficult for them to impose themselves on better teams such as Switzerland and Italy’s reserves. In addition to Bell’s magic, another dangerous offensive threat for Wales will come from the 6-foot-5 power forward Kiefer Moore. But Denmark’s tall and experienced central defender should prove to be a game. Taking the lead in transition or set-piece goals is what the Welshman wanted, otherwise the game should have been conservative.
The Danish’s deep and talented side and players in the top European leagues make them the most popular long-range pick in this tournament. This is why they are expected to beat the Welsh team. Although they have the most talented players in Bell, the quality of the team’s personnel is not the same.
prophecy: Denmark 2, Wales 1
Odds provided by DraftKings
- Wales wins (90 minutes): +430
- Wales advances: +210
- painting: +230
- Denmark wins (90 minutes): -122
- Denmark advances: -286
- The total number of goals exceeds 2.5: +170
- Denmark Asian Handicap -0.75: +112