Ferocious Denmark looks to continue its streak of dominant performances against Austria. The hosts are incredible in these World Cup qualifiers and are topping Group F at the moment. On the other side, Austria had a few slips and now seeks a miracle in Copenhagen, as they need three points to stay in the playoff race. Austrians are heavy underdogs but have no other option than to go after all three points. Denmark is securing first place with a win in this one, and they, too, have a motive to play with 100%.
Denmark (-205) has seven wins in seven matches, with an astonishing goal difference of 26-0. They are by far the most dominant team in the entire European zone of the World Cup qualifiers.
The semifinalists from the recent EURO 2020 played against Moldova on Saturday night, trashing the rivals on the road, 0-4. It was the second compelling win in a row for the Danes, who previously rolled over Israel at home, 5-0. Even without Christian Eriksen, this team is one of the best in Europe.
Over the past four games, Denmark didn’t allow a goal. Simon Kjaer and the boys from the backline are consistent as usual, while the attacking part of the team plays at the highest possible level. By the way, Denmark has been without a loss at home since September 2020.
Austria (+650) is in a pretty tough position, having just 10 points, four fewer than Scotland, which is currently second in the assembly. Burschen did win three points against Faroe Island this Saturday night, but before that had two losses, one in Israel, 5-2, and the other against Scotland at home, 0-1.
The latter complicated their situation pretty badly, making their playoff appearance possible only in theory. However, knowing the mentality of this unit, they will keep on fighting until the very end. We’ve seen them doing so at the recent EURO.
This unit has massive oscillations in its performance. They’ve shown some excellent displays on both sides of the pitch, but then again, we witnessed meltdowns as well.
Denmark should start with its best team available.
The same applies to the Austrian team.
Head to Head Games
The first match in Vienna ended with Denmark’s 0-4 victory. That match took place in March this year. All four goals took place in the second half, with Skov Olsen netting a brace while Maehle and Hojbjerg adding one each.
Prior to that event, the two had a meeting in 2018, and Denmark posted a 2-0 victory.
Even though Austria is in a must-win situation, we strongly believe that they don’t have the necessary power to resist Denmark. Hosts are in superb form and are at a much higher level than the rivals. Therefore, the hosts’ win here is our first pick. The odds on that are -205, and if you want to increase them, go with Denmark covers a -1.5 spread. The odds on that are +100. The home team will be all about business here and won’t calculate anything. As said, they are cementing the first place and direct progress to the World Cup with three points.
Pick: Denmark wins -205
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