Moldova vs DenmarkWorld Cup, KO: 19:45 Oct 9, 2021, Zimbru Stadium
DENMARK have been a class apart in Group F of the World Cup qualifiers and it would be a seismic shock if they slipped up against whipping boys Moldova.
Six successive wins have seen the Danes put one foot in the finals and they haven't even conceded yet while racking up an incredible 22 goals.
That record stands in stark contrast to Moldova, who prop up the section having taken just a single point and trail even the Faroe Islands by three points after a 2-1 loss in Toshavn last time out.
The Moldovans have conceded 18 goals in their six qualifiers and it's difficult to see anything other than another heavy defeat against the Euro 2020 semi-finalists.
The minnows can take some heart from the fact they limited Scotland to a 1-0 win at Hampden earlier in the group but that was mainly down to poor finishing from Steve Clarke's men.
Denmark possess far greater firepower and smashed five past Israel in their last outing to bring up two bets for our man Tolu.
How the bookies view it
It's no surprise to see Moldova as rank outsiders and you can get odds of 35/1 at Betfair on a shock win. Even the stalemate is as big as 19/2 with SBK while Denmark's best price is a measly 1/7 at Bet365.
Head to head
These teams have met just once before and it's probably just as well for Moldova as that was an 8-0 battering in Copenhagen earlier in this group (below). Kasper Dolberg and Mikkel Damsgaard both helped themselves to doubles.
Players to watch
Danish boss Kasper Hjulmand might be tempted to rest a few of his big hitters ahead of a home qualifier with Austria just a few days later. Copenhagen's Jonas Wind could get the nod to start up front and he grabbed the winner when the Danes edged a 1-0 win away to the Faroes in a similar kind of game. The big man is 10/11 with McBookie for anytime scorer and 9/2 to grab a brace.
Ion Nicolaescu scored that goal that secured Moldova's only point in this group against the Faroes. The Dunajska Streda striker is 9/1 with Bet365 to breach the Danish defence.
Anything else catch the eye?
Given the records of both nations so far in the group, backing Danish goals looks the way to go, although their narrow 1-0 win in the Faroes serves as a small caution.
Over 3.5 match goals pays 21/17 with SBK while the odds increase to 39/20 with Unibet if you limit that to strikes for just the Danes. McBookie are offering 10/11 on Denmark winning both halves and that looks an excellent option, especially for accumulators.
Denmark racked up 10 corners to just one for the opposition when they won in the Faroes and look worth a punt in the corner handicap market here. Backing the Danes at -4.5 corners pays 20/21 at McBookie and that looks decent value.
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