Denmark vs Austria Preview 12/10/2021
There are several international matches to look forward to on Tuesday the 12th of October including the meeting between Denmark and Austria at the Parken Stadium, Copenhagen.
This is a Group F game for 2022 World Cup qualifying and the hosts start the match sitting top of the group on 21 points, while the visitors are in 4th place on 10 points.
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Denmark come into the game having previously defeated Moldova 4-0 away from home.
The Danes were forced to wait until the 23rd minute to open the scoring but once they had the first goal, Denmark took Moldova apart, scoring 3 more goals before half-time. With the job done, Denmark took their foot off the gas in the second half.
That result means Denmark have won each of their last 4 matches, all of which have come in World Cup qualifying. They have lost just one of their last 8 games in all competitions and that was an extra-time loss to England at the European Championship.
There are no losses for Denmark in 40 of their most recent 44 games in all competitions and that underlines how difficult they are to beat. The Danes are unbeaten in their last 16 World Cup qualifying fixtures and that includes each of their last 7 at home.
Trends show Denmark have kept a clean sheet in each of their last 4 home World cup qualifying matches.
Austria travel to the Danish capital knowing they need to get something from the game to keep alive their hopes of finishing second.
They picked up maximum points in a 2-0 victory away to the Faroe Islands in a game they were expected to win with ease. Austria opened the scoring in the 26th minute and doubled their advantage shortly after half time.
However, that was the first win in 3 games for Austria following defeats in Israel and at home against Scotland. The heavy 5-2 loss in Israel was a poor performance and having conceded a penalty at home against Scotland in the 30th minute, Austria could not get back into the game.
Trends show Austria have lost only one of their last 5 away World Cup qualifying matches. They recorded 3 wins in those 4 games but they came against Moldova and the Faroe Islands.
Team news and Denmark have no suspension concerns ahead of this game. They are likely to go with the same starting XI from the Moldova match but Kasper Dolberg will be hoping to get the nod in attack.
Austria will be without suspended defensive midfielder Florian Grillitsch. Stefan Posch may play in central defence if Martin Hinteregger is not fit and Michael Gregoritsch will be hoping to start up-front.
Austria have been struggling in Group F and this could be another defeat. Denmark have looked strong throughout the campaign we expect them to win this game without conceding a goal.