Competing at Samara Arena on Thursday (21/06/2018), Denmark came up with good capital after beating Peru 1-0. For Australia, this game will feel full of pressure after losing to France 1-2 on the first matchday.
Denmark did not play convincingly while picking up three points from Peru. They are forced to survive and have trouble pressing the opponent’s defense.
In fact, they could have failed to win if goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel did not scintillate over Peru. A total of six shots were thwarted by Peter Schmeichel’s son.
Australia also did not look okay in the first game. Socceroos can only remove one shot on goal through the penalty spot. The defeat with a thin score is also not free from the glorious goalkeeper who made four rescues from the shots of the French players.
In action later, Australia will likely lower Tim Cahill to increase the sharpness of the attack. This 38-year-old player has a good ability in the air duel plus his experience in big games.
Not only that, Cahill also have a tradition of always scored from three World Cup which passed. In total there are five goals from eight matches at the biggest soccer party in the world.
Denmark is expected to rely on Christian Eriksen as a game creator. So far his role in midfield has proved crucial, especially with his mature assists for Yussuf Poulsen’s goal against Peru.
Speaking of Eriksen will certainly be interesting to find out who the Australian midfielder who will be assigned to turn off his game. So far, the task is likely to fall to Mile Jedinak.
Jedinak is a 33-year-old midfielder who has plenty of experience in English football. Jedinak’s role can also be replaced by Massimo Luongo, whose career in English football.
Based on record meetings, Denmark bagged two wins and one defeat from Australia. All the action took place in the test match.
The intensity of the test match with the official can not be equated. This game seems to be running tight in the first round. A draw has a big chance in this match, but it is unlikely Denmark will lose in Australia.