By William Hill
7th September 2018
- Sunday 9th September
- Kick-off: 19:45
- Stadium: Ceres Park (Aarhus Stadium), Åarhus
- Live on S4C / Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event
Denmark vs Wales odds: After much wrangling, a full-strength Denmark await
That the Danes are 19/20 favourites for the win in this UEFA Nations League B, Group 4 encounter would have been unthinkable even a few days ago.
A disagreement between the Danish FA and the players (along with manager Åge Hareide) saw the later party on strike for their friendly against Slovakia, with former Arsenal ace John Jensen taking temporary of a charge a team of part-timers and Futsal players in their place.
Unfortunately for Ryan Giggs’ side, talks between the parties are in the offing and a full-strength XI should await them in the harbour town of Aarhus.
The Welsh are betting at 11/4 for a victory in their fledgling manager’s fifth outing, while the draw is priced up at 13/5 odds.
Confidence among the Dragons is sure to be high in the wake of their 4-1 romp past the Republic of Ireland on Thursday.
Barring further twists and turns in the hosts’ commercial rights saga, they’ll face opposition seemingly capable of smothering the fun out of just about any match of late.
Head-to-head (most recent first): Denmark 0-1 Wales, Wales 0-2 Denmark, Denmark 1-2 Wales, Denmark 1-0 Wales, Denmark 1-0 Wales, Wales 1-0 Denmark.
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Free UEFA Nations League betting tips: Denmark vs Wales predictions
Discounting the 3-0 ‘L’ sucked up by the Denmark irregulars on Wednesday, games involving the home side have been manna from heaven for under 2.5 goals backers for some time.
That masochistic breed of punter has trousered the lolly in 11 of the hosts’ 12 outings prior to that show-must-go-on peculiarity in Trnava.
Unsurprisingly, the Denmark vs Wales odds make it 8/13 that less than three find their way past the stoppers and the Dragons’ away record only corroborates the odds boys’ reckoning.
Wales have kept three clean sheets in their past five road games, with world champions France the only side to score as many as two against them in that sequence.
Kasper Schmeichel and friends have gone three home games without conceding, suggesting tipping this one to find its way south of the 1.5 match goals margin could be the odds to play.
Denmark vs Wales odds prediction: Under 1.5 total match goals @ 2/1
Having already sung the praises of getting behind a low-scoring encounter, it follows that the draw comes firmly into play.
The Danes are unbeaten in an impressive 19 matches, (discounting a non-FIFA friendly loss against Jordan and the 3-0 C-Team reverse last time out), but have managed to win just nine of those.
Bettors of a more pragmatic stripe should be more than happy with the 11/4 available about honours ending even in the Denmark vs Wales odds given the presence of top-drawer talis-men Christian Eriksen and Gareth Bale.
Best Bet: The draw @ 11/4 odds
Nevertheless, with both sides adept at keeping clean sheets, those who require longer fractions to get the pulse racing are directed towards the 0-0 in the correct score betting,
It’s a wager that copped in both the Dragons’ last road game and Denmark’s penultimate run-out on home soil.
Betting Recommendation: 0-0 correct score betting at @ 7/1 odds
Denmark vs Wales stats: powered by Opta
- Wales have lost one of their last six away games in all competitions (W2 D3), though it arrived last time out on the road against France in November 2017 (0-2).
- Denmark have not conceded more than once in a competitive match on home soil since a 2-2 draw with Sweden back in November 2015.
- Bale (5) and Aaron Ramsey (6) have scored 11 of Wales’ last 16 goals away from home in competitive matches.
- Should Wales win, Giggs will become the first manager to win his first two competitive matches in charge of the Dragons in the country’s history.