Due to their victory over Tunisia in the opening match on Saturday, Australia holds the advantage going into this match with four points.

Australia only has three World Cup victories overall, and this was their first since defeating Serbia in South Africa in 2010.

However, even with that victory in 2010, they were unable to advance despite having four points, and if they lose here, the same thing will happen.

Though they have lost eight of their 11 games against teams from the continent, they did manage to draw 1-1 with their upcoming opponents in the previous World Cup in Russia four years ago, so there is cause for concern given their past performance against European teams.

They have been solid starters in these finals, and that could help them in a tense, possibly closely contested game here.

Australia took the lead against Tunisia and France within the first five minutes of play, the latter of which marked the first time they had ever led at the half of a World Cup game.

They were very happy to record their first tournament clean sheet since 1974, and if they can do it again, they will advance ahead of Denmark.

However, despite winning their first nine qualifiers and recording eight shutouts, Denmark now faces the very real possibility of being eliminated very early.

Kasper Hjulmand’s team earned the most points during UEFA qualification, but they will be eliminated if they suffer the same fate as they did against the Australians in 2018.

They can draw motivation from the fact that despite losing both of their opening two Euro 2020 matches, they were still able to advance to the semifinals thanks to an incredible performance against Russia in their final group match.

Due to the fact that, unlike Australia, they have advanced past the group stage in four of their five appearances at the finals, past World Cup performance also provides cause for optimism.

However, they must end a five-game losing streak at the World Cup, as their most recent match against France ended a run of four straight draws.

Facing Les Bleus on the biggest stage was just too much for the Danes, as they fell to a deserved defeat despite beating Didier Deschamps’ side twice in the UEFA Nations League this year.

1×2 Betting Odds

Denmark come into this as the absolute favourites with odds @ 1.53.

Australia although on 4 points will have a steep task of overcoming Denmark and the market agrees. Their odds are @ 7.

The chances of points being shared stands @ 4.5.

Even though they only need a draw to progress, Australia will find it difficult against a determined Danish side who will be desperate not to be one of the major underperformers at these finals.

Denmark performed when the pressure was on against Russia at Euro 2020, and they could well pull out a similar display here.

Total goals over/under

The odds that the total number of goals score will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.00.

While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.96.