Wales vs Denmark Euro LIVE Football Score 26 June 2021
- Date: Saturday, June 25
- Time: 12 p.m. ET
- Location: Johan Cruyff Arena — Amsterdam, Netherlands
- TV: ESPN
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- Odds: Wales +375; Draw +230; Denmark -118 (via William Hill sportsbook)
The Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam plays host to the first of the Euro 2020 last-16 ties on Saturday evening as Wales take on Denmark. Wales finished second to Italy in Group A, while Denmark defied the odds to finish as runners-up to Belgium in Group B despite losing their first two game
Five years on from their memorable run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals, Wales have a chance to create more happy memories after reaching the knockouts in successive tournaments. The Dragons lost 1-0 to Italy in their final group match, but that is a result Rob Page likely would have accepted ahead of the match as it ensured his side remained in second.
Matteo Pessina’s deft finish shortly before half time proved the difference in Rome, with Wales having to play 35 minutes with 10 men after Ethan Ampadu’s red card. Ultimately, it was the 2-0 win over Turkey four days prior that sealed Wales’s spot in the last 16, that coming on the back of a slightly undeserved 1-1 draw with Switzerland.
Page was able to rotate his side for the Italy game, which was the Dragons’ second loss in 16 competitive matches. Not since June 2019 have they lost successive competitive games. However, Wales have lost their only two previous matches in Amsterdam – against the Netherlands in 1988 and 2014 – and they will not have any supporters present in the ground.
Wales have no new injury concerns for Saturday’s encounter, with Page expected to revert to his strongest line-up.
Only Ethan Ampadu is unavailable because he is suspended after getting sent off as Wales were beaten 1-0 by Italy in their final group game.
Page benched striker Kieffer Moore and defenders Ben Davies and Chris Mepham for that match because all three were one yellow card away from a one-match suspension.
Although Moore and Davies appeared as substitutes in Rome, they avoided another caution and are set to join Mepham in being recalled.
That should also mean that Wales revert to the 4-2-3-1 formation they used in their opening 1-1 draw with Switzerland and 2-0 win over Turkey, as opposed to the 3-4-3 system Page opted for against Italy.
Denmark have no new fitness issues and look likely to stick with the back-three system which proved effective against Russia.
The UEFA Euro 2020 is back with its first set of knock-out fixtures this weekend as Wales lock horns with Denmark at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Saturday. Both teams fought hard to make it to this stage of the competition and will be intent on proving a point in this match.
Denmark suffered two early blows at Euro 2020 with defeats against both Finland and Belgium in Group B. The Danes bounced back in fine fashion to secure a brilliant 4-1 victory against Russia and will be confident ahead of this fixture.
Wales, on the other hand, gave a good account of themselves against Group A’s heavyweights and managed an impressive victory against Turkey in the process. The Welsh side has impressive players in its ranks and could potentially be a dark horse at Euro 2020.