Denmark – Australia 02.06.2012
Denmark aim to make amends for the friendly defeat to Brazil and get an additional boost before what will be a very difficult Euro 2012 campaign, whereas Australia will see the game as the final test for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers against Oman and Japan.
Denmark were thoroughly impressive in the Euro 2012 qualifiers, having beaten the likes of Portugal and Norway to the first place in the group, but they were very unfortunate to be pitted against Germany, Netherlands and Portugal in Group B at the final tournament. Nonetheless, with all three sides largely struggling in friendly games and yet to hit the ground running, Denmark stand a decent chance to producing a major upset and qualifying for the quarter-finals. Boss Morten Olsen opted for two very strong tests in the build up to Euro 2012, and the Danes fared pretty well in the 3-1 defeat to Brazil, but they are now expected to win this game and thus improve the atmosphere in the squad.
Keeper Thomas Sorensen has been ruled out of the tournament, but all other footballers are ready to play.
Match: Denmark – Australia 17.00h
League: Frendly Internacional
Our prediction: Home Win Odds: 1.83
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Australia have profited a great deal from being moved to the Asian Zone of World Cup qualifiers and they now have a much easier job of qualifying for the biggest tournament in world football. The Socceroos have successfully finished the first part of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, but they are now set for two difficult games at the start of the final stage. They first travel to Oman, to the same ground where they lost 1-0 in the previous stage, before playing host to very good Japan side. With their key players slowly reaching the end of their careers, Australia are no longer a force to be reckoned with in world football and they could struggle to match a very good Denmark.
Brett Holman and Josh Kennedy are out of contention for the game in Kobenhavn, whereas veterans Emerton, Neill and Kewell are expected to start.
I believe that Denmark is in this match to take advantage of home court and the fact that guests will be weakened without a few prvotimaca even suggest home win .