In Amsterdam, the Johan Cruijff Arena will host the first of the Euro 2020 last-16 ties on Saturday evening, with Wales taking on Denmark. While Denmark bucked the odds to finish second to Belgium in Group B, Wales finished second to Italy in Group A despite losing their first two games. Here is everything you need to know about Wales vs Denmark prediction and lineup.
Wales lineup: Ward; Roberts, Mepham, Rodon, Davies; James, Ramsey, Allen, Morrell, Bale; Moore
After receiving a straight red card against Italy on Sunday, Ethan Ampadu is suspended for Wales, but he is unlikely to play this football match.
During the group stage, Wales had a consistent starting lineup, and the same will be held against Denmark on Saturday.
Denmark lineup: Schmeichel; Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard; Wass, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Maehle; Braithwaite, Damsgaard; Poulsen
Denmark will stick with a back three after turning their group stage campaign around since that tactical alteration.
For Saturday’s match against Wales, only Christian Eriksen will be absent.
Wales vs Denmark Prediction
In Group A, Wales has secured second place behind Italy, to qualify for the knockout stage of the European Championships for the second time in a row. Denmark will face Wales in the round of 16 on Saturday after the team moved up to second place with a 4-1 win over Russia in their final group game.
Since Denmark won both home and away in the UEFA Nations League in 2018, the two countries will meet. Heading to Euro 2020 last 16 tie both teams will be full of confidence, but Denmark will be especially confident after their victory against Russia.
Denmark won both home and away when the two sides played in the 2018 UEFA Nations League, and they are now seven places ahead in the FIFA standings than their opponents.
On the other hand, the Dragons have had an extra day of rest and have more recent experience competing in the knockout stages of a big competition, which will undoubtedly help them.
Wales has won four of the last ten encounters between the two sides, while Denmark has won six, therefore we expect this game to go the distance.
Our Prediction: Wales 1-1 Denmark (Wales to win on penalties)