UEFA Euro 2020

Wales vs Denmark: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

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Wales are to face Denmark in the last 16
Wales are to face Denmark in the last 16 / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images
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Wales take on Denmark in Amsterdam this weekend in the first tie of the knockout stages at Euro 2020.

While Robert Page's side head into the round of 16 fresh off the back of their first defeat at the championships, Denmark go into it having produced an excellent performance against the Russians.

The Danes have the momentum but unlike their opponents, they were unable to rotate players in their final group fixture so it remains to be seen whether fresh legs or confidence will triumph.

While you could argue it's far from being the glamour tie of the round, it is one of the most evenly balanced which makes it all the more fascinating.

Here's 90min's preview of the game...


How to watch Wales vs Denmark on TV and live stream in the UK/US?

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The Johan Cruyff Arena is the venue for Wales vs Denmark at Euro 2020 / David Rogers/Getty Images

When is kick-off? Saturday 26 June, 17:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam
What TV channel is it on? BBC One/BBC iPlayer
Referee: Daniel Siebert
VAR: Bastien Dankert


Wales team news

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Ethan Ampadu is suspended after being sent off versus Italy last weekend / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Ethan Ampadu is suspended after he was sent off during Wales' final group game versus Italy, but other than that, Robert Page has no concerns with regards to the availability of his players.

Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are expected to start in Amsterdam, having both played starring roles during the 2-0 win over Turkey in the group stages.


Denmark team news

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Kasper Hjulmand could name the same side that defeated Russia convincingly in Copenhagen / CLAUS BECH/Getty Images

Christian Eriksen remains unavailable, but aside from the Inter star, the Danish coach Kasper Hjulmand has no other absentees.

After the Danes turned in their best performance of the tournament, when they thumped Russia 4-1 in Copenhagen on Monday night, they're likely to name an unchanged lineup.


Wales vs Denmark predicted lineups

Wales: Ward; Roberts, Mepham, Rodon, Davies; James, Ramsey, Allen, Morrell, Bale; Moore.

Denmark: Schmeichel; Christensen, Kjaer, Vestergaard; Wass, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Maehle; Braithwaite, Damsgaard; Poulsen.


Wales vs Denmark head-to-head record

These two nations have locked horns on ten occasions previously, with the Danes emerging victorious six times. Wales have won four, and there has actually never been a single draw between them.

The most recent meetings came in the UEFA Nations League back in 2018. Denmark won 2-0 in Aarhus thanks to a brace from Christian Eriksen and ran out 2-1 winners in the Cardiff City Stadium in the return fixture.


Wales vs Denmark score prediction

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Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are both fit to start for Wales / Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Having reached this stage, both sides will be desperate to go as far as they can in the knockout rounds.

The Danes showed they can be expansive and exciting in their last fixture, but you can be sure they'll be a bit more pragmatic against a dangerous Wales team.

As for the Welsh, they'll know that if they can keep it tight and defend well they have the quality in the final third to hurt their opponents. This is going to be a close encounter, more than likely decided by just a single goal.

Prediction: Denmark 1-0 Wales


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