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Wales possible starting lineup:
Ward; Roberts, Mepham, Rodon, Davies; James, Ramsey, Allen, Morrell, Bale; Moore
Denmark possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard; Wass, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Maehle; Braithwaite, Damsgaard; Poulsen
THE BIG MATCH
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 games
“Wales have held their own once again in this tournament and proved against Turkey that they can outclass opponents with the likes of Bale, Ramsey and James capable of delivering that killer blow.
The issue, however, is how they will fare against a Denmark side rejuvenated from the horrific incident involving Christian Eriksen and now with form and positivity on their side.
Denmark were emphatic against the Russians and their formation focuses on attacking play. The Welsh will have to keep up with the tempo – and over 90 minutes this could prove their downfall.”
Denmark go into this fixture as 5/6 favourites with Grosvenor Sport, with Wales 17/4 and the draw a 9/4 chance.
Wales 1 Denmark 2
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Wales: Ethan Ampadu is suspended for this game after picking up a red card against Italy but, apart from that, Page has a full squad to choose from.
The boss could start with roughly the same XI that beat Turkey in the group stage, with Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Joe Morrell and Daniel James making up the midfield.
Denmark: The Danes should stick with three at the back and deploy Daniel Wass and Joakim Maehle on the wings. Thomas Delaney and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg will sit in front of the defence.
Don’t be surprised if Denmark are unchanged and the young Mikkel Damsgaard again starts in attack. However, both Kasper Dolberg and Andreas Skov Olsen are pushing for a start. The big men Andreas Cornelius and Jonas Wind are likely to be reserved in case Denmark need to chase the game late on.
WAL v DEN
Robert Page, Wales manager: “We’re all ambitious and we want to go as far as we can, but we’re not naive going into this game. We’ve watched Denmark play in their most recent game and you can’t be anything other than impressed by what they’re doing. We also know that, on our day, we can give anyone a good game.”
Kasper Hjulmand, Denmark coach: “We have prepared well and feel totally ready for all scenarios. All in all, we are well prepared and are looking forward to it.”
The game takes place at Johan Cruyff Arena this evening, Saturday, June 26.
Fans can tune in to watch the game for free on BBC One from 4:30pm.
Games will be split between ITV and BBC throughout the tournament with every single moment of every match being broadcast on free-to-air TV.
This match is also available in Wales on S4C.
Wales v Denmark will kick off at 5pm.
Games throughout the knockout stage will kick off at 5pm and 8pm in UK time, while the semi-finals and final will occupy the later time slot.
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