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Wales vs Denmark: Back Danes to complete double in Cardiff

Wales vs Denmark

Wales host Denmark in the Nations League in Cardiff on Friday night with promotion to the top tier on the line.

[All odds correct at time of publication]

Ryan Giggs' side defeated Republic of Ireland 1-0 last time out to top Group B4 with six points, two more than Denmark but having played an extra game.

A win for either side will secure promotion, but a draw will mean Denmark are in the driving seat ahead of Monday's match against Ireland.

Match information

When is it? Friday 16th November

What time is kick-off? 19:45

Where is it being played? Cardiff City Stadium

Which channel is it on? Sky Sports Football/S4C

Wales vs Denmark Betting Tips

Here are our three best bets for Friday's match:

The lowdown

Wales were taught a lesson when the sides met in September as two goals from Christian Eriksen gave Denmark a deserved 2-0 victory.

Hopes had been high in the Welsh camp following a 4-1 victory over Republic of Ireland but they were second best in Aarhus despite being competitive for periods.

The Welsh gave themselves a great chance of finishing top of their group with their victory in Dublin which came in the absence of Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey.

Both players are back in the squad for the return fixture although Bale missed training this week after picking up an ankle injury during Real Madrid's 4-2 win at Celta Vigo over the weekend.

Wales have been priced up as slight favourites at 17/10, but we much prefer the 15/8 on Denmark to complete the double and secure promotion.

Bale and Ramsey both started the game in Aarhus yet the Welsh still came up short and with doubts surrounding the former Tottenham attacker, the visitors look good value for another win in the first of our Wales vs Denmark betting tips.

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First goalscorer tips

Eriksen, the third highest scorer during World Cup qualifying with an impressive 11 goals, scored a double when the sides met a couple of months ago and he looks well priced at 13/2 to open the scoring.

The Tottenham midfielder has a stomach problem which may well be chronic and was left on the bench for Saturday's 1-0 win at Crystal Palace with the international break in mind, so should be fresh for the trip to the Welsh capital.

Anytime goalscorer tips

David Brooks has impressed for Bournemouth this season with three goals in his last six matches and head coach Ryan Giggs has been singing his praises ahead of the game.

He said: "He is a talented player who is now scoring goals as well as performing well. It could've been so different with Brooksy, and what a disaster that would have been for us. He might have made the England squad had he not come to Wales."

Brooks has yet to open his international account but that will only be a matter of time and with Wales needing to press to get the win they need, 3/1 on the former Sheffield United midfielder in the anytime goalscorer odds looks a decent shout.

Where the game will be won and lost

The plan is clear for Wales, who must win to secure promotion otherwise they are relying on Republic of Ireland to get a result in Denmark on Monday.

Martin O'Neill's men are at a low ebb and won't be fancied by many to get a point which would be enough for Wales to finish top of the group should they draw with Denmark on Thursday night.

Wales looked mediocre against an Irish side lacking quality and will be desperate to have a fully-fit Bale on board to face the Danes, but even with him in the side we're taking advantage of a BetStars Odds Boost for the visitors to win either 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 at 11/4.

Discarding the 3-0 defeat by Slovakia when Denmark's international side were on strike and the non-FIFA friendly win against Jordan, the Scandinavians' last 11 matches have produced under 2.5 goals, but with this offer we also get the benefit of a Wales goal thrown into the bargain.

Although we have Eriksen to break the deadlock we also fancy the midfielder as an anytime scorer at 5/2 as the last of our Wales vs Denmark predictions for the reasons above.

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Wales should have their big guns back for the game against Denmark and realistically only a win will suffice in Cardiff. Denmark will be without skipper Simon Kjaer as well so the ingredients are there for a home win at a packed ground in Cardiff.

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Warren Barner
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