Our prediction for this World Cup 2018 match:
Thanks to Yussuf Poulsen’s goal Denmark picked up all three points from the opening match of their World Cup campaign against Peru, but it has to be noted that the South American side missed a penalty in the first half of the match. The Danes moved one step closer to booking their place in the knockout stages, but Thursday’s football match against Australia will be anything but a walk in the park for Age Hareide’s troops. The Socceroos produced a fine performance against France, but they were more than unfortunate not to grab something from their opener. Anyhow, they will, as always leave their hearts on the field in their second group game and we predict that they are going to share the spoils with Denmark. A man to watch in Age Hareide’s team will be Christian Eriksen, who provided the assist for Poulsen which led to the winning goal.
Highlighted Player (Christian Eriksen):
Christian Eriksen born on 14th of February 1992 is a Danish football who plays as a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur. Eriksen played in the youth of Odense BK and Ajax Amsterdam where he got picked up by Tottenham Hotspur after 3 seasons.
On 29th of August Eriksen got transferred for 13 million euro and is one of the most expensive Danish football players of all time. Christian Eriksen made his debut in March 2010 for the Danish national team and was the youngest player during the World Cup in 2010.
So far Eriksen played for over 200 club games for Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur. Eriksen is known for his great passing skills and game overview. In his career Eriksen managed to become national champion with Ajax 3 times and won several individual prices for being one of the most talented player of the moment.
Highlighted Team (Australia):
Australia are a member of the Asian Football Confederation as they left the Oceania Football Confederation in 2006. The Socceroos made it to the World Cup finals for the first time back in 1974, but they failed to make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament in Germany. In 2006, though, the Australians did well to advance to the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup, but eventual champions Italy proved to be a big catch for Guus Hiddink’s troops.
Australia participated at the World Cup finals in 2010 and 2014 as well, but they failed to impress at the tournaments in South Africa and Brazil respectively. In 2015 the Socceroos won the Asian Cup trophy, with the team beating South Korea in the title game and that is regarded as the team’s biggest success.
Tim Cahill is considered one of the most famous footballers that played for Australia and it has to be noted that the former Premier League star scored his 48th goal for the Socceroos in a 1-0 win over UAE in September, 2016.