Denmark vs Wales: Bale captains Dragons as Eriksen & Co. return

first_imgWales head to Aarhus to face Denmark in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday as they look to build on their impressive opening victory over the Republic of Ireland.Ryan Giggs steered the Dragons to a comprehensive 4-1 victory over the Boys in Green on Thursday to go top of the group and they will be full of confidence heading into the game against the Danes.A dispute over match fees and commercial rights left Danish football in state of stasis ahead of the match and a makeshift team – consisting of futsal and lower league players – fulfilled a friendly against Slovakia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! However, the stand-off has been defused, meaning Denmark will be at full strength for the visit of the Welsh. Game Denmark vs Wales Date Sunday, September 9 Time 5pm BST / 12pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US) the game will available to watch on Univision Deportes and it can be streamed live online using ESPN+. US TV channel Online stream Univision Deportes ESPN+ The game can be watched live on television in the United Kingdom (UK) via Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event or Welsh language channel S4C and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Main Event / S4C Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Denmark squad Goalkeepers Schmeichel, Ronnow, Lossl Defenders Kjaer, Christensen, Boilesen, Stryger Larsen, Vestergaard, Jorgensen, Dalsgaard, Knudsen Midfielders Eriksen, Schone, Delaney, Fischer, Sisto, Jensen, Lerager, Christiansen, Norgaard Forwards Poulsen, Braithwaite, Cornelius While a squad consisting of futsal players and individuals plying their trades in the lower rungs of Danish football was used for the friendly against Slovakia, a near-full strength panel has been called upon for the game against Wales following the resolution of the dispute between the players and the Danish Football Association (DBU).That means players such as Christian Eriksen, Andreas Christensen and Kasper Schmeichel are all involved. However, Feyenoord striker Nikolai Jorgensen and Ajax forward Kasper Dolberg will play no part due to injuries.Denmark XI: Schmeichel; Kjaer, Stryger Larsen, Dalsgaard, Jorgensen; Delaney, Schone, Eriksen, Sisto, Poulsen; Braithwaite. Position Wales squad Goalkeepers Hennessey, Ward, A. Davies Defenders Gunter, Williams, B. Davies, Chester, John, Lockyer, Dummett, C. Roberts, Mepham Midfielders Ledley, Ramsey, King, Allen, Brooks, Ampadu, Smith Forwards Bale, Vokes, Lawrence, Woodburn, Wilson, T. Roberts Wales came through their win over Ireland with no fresh injury concerns, but Ashley Williams misses the game despite making the journey to Aarhus.Potential Wales XI: Hennessey; B. Davies, Chester, Mepham, Gunter; Allen, Ampadu, Ramsey, Roberts, Lawrence; Bale.Betting & Match Odds Hosts Denmark are favourites to win, with bet365 giving odds of 23/20 on a home victory. Wales are rated 14/5 to prevail and a draw is available at 12/5.Click here to see more offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more. Match Preview Christian Eriksen Denmark 2018 World CupWales made a powerful statement on Thursday by thrashing Ireland to ensure victory in Giggs’ first ever competitive game as manager and they will attempt to build on that against Denmark in Aarhus.”We had to put a good performance in for the new manager, first home game of a new regime, show what we’re capable of and make a statement,” Bale told Sky Sports after the game.”We’ve been working hard since the new manager came in, he wants to stamp his own style on us with attacking football and we want to express ourselves.”There was lots to improve but lots to enjoy and admire, we hope the fans enjoyed it.”However, while appearing slick against the Irish, they will face an altogether different proposition in the form of Denmark, who also made light work of Martin O’Neill’s team en route to the World Cup.Their drawn-out dispute with the DBU could potentially have an adverse impact, but Age Hareide’s side boast a world-class star of their own in Eriksen, who is surrounded by a capable supporting cast.Should Wales win on Sunday they will move even further clear at the top of the group, putting them in a strong position for promotion to the top tier, but Denmark will be keen to curb any momentum.last_img read more