Wales vs DenmarkEuro 2020, KO: 17:00 Jun 26, 2021, Johan Cruyff Arena
WALES have continued their Euros love affair by blazing a trail to the last 16 but now must take on a Denmark side riding their own wave of emotion.
The Danes have previous when it comes to fairytales at this tournament, having lifted the trophy in 1992 after only being drafted in at the last minute as replacements for war-torn Yugoslavia.
But it would surpass anything in even Hans Christian Andersen's imagination if they went all the way at this summer's Euros for stricken skipper Christian Eriksen.
Watching their talisman suffer a heart attack on the pitch in their group opener against Finland left Kasper Hjulmand's squad devastated and it was no surprise they lost 1-0 when the game was shamefully restarted just a few hours later.
Another loss to Belgium looked to have ended Denmark's Euro hopes but a thrilling 4-1 win over Russia in the final game saw them claim second place in the group on goal difference.
They will now fancy their chances of getting past Wales to give Eriksen another boost in his recovery but Gareth Bale and Co will have other ideas.
I fancied the Welsh to make an early exit from a tough group but an epic 2-0 win over Turkey booked their place in the last 16 after grinding out a draw with the Swiss.
And although Rob Page's men lost 1-0 in Italy, they showed enough spirit to suggest they can make an impact once more in the knockout stages after a stunning surge to the semis at Euro 2016.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
There hasn't been much between these teams throughout history, with Denmark winning six of the 10 encounters and Wales coming out on top in the other four. But the Danes have held the edge in the most recent clashes, winning 2-0 at home in the 2018 Nations League then edging a 2-1 victory in Cardiff (below).
Players to watch
Danish wonderkid Mikkel Damsgaard has stepped up superbly in Eriksen's absence, providing the creative spark for his side. The Sampdoria forwards scored a stunning 25-yarder against Russia and is 10/3 with Paddy Power for anytime scorer. McBookie also price him at a tempting 4/1 for an assist.
Aaron Ramsey has been back to his best for Wales and his late runs from midfield have provided a huge threat. The Juventus star is 7/1 with Unibet for anytime scorer which looks overpriced.
Anything else catch the eye?
McBookie are offering 13/10 on Wales winning over 3.5 corners and that looks good value as the bet came up in two of their group games.
For a long-odds option, McBookie price Kieffer Moore at 10/1 to score a header and the Cardiff hitman could get some joy in the air if Gareth Bale can pick him out. Moore is also 5/1 at Bet365 to be carded and that stands a chance as he likes to put himself about.
This Euro 2020 match between Wales and Denmark will be played on Jun 26, 2021 and kick off at 17:00. Check below for our tipsters best Wales vs Denmark prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.