Denmark vs Wales Live UEFA Euro Cup 2021: Time, TV, odds, prediction for Round of 16 match
Denmark has captured the hearts of every neutral at Euro 2021, and if its dream of a deep tournament run is to live on, the Danes must defeat Euro 2016 darlings Wales, who are on another surprise run on the big stage.
While Wales has already outperformed expectations by progressing as the No. 2 teams in their group, ahead of Switzerland and Turkey, Denmark was widely regarded as a pre-tournament dark horse pick.
The team that advances from this Round of 16 matchups will be a serious contender to make it all the way to the semis, where the Netherlands or the Czech Republic awaits in the following round.
Where can I watch Wales vs. Denmark?
Saturday, June 26th, 12:00 p.m. ET
ESPN is on television.
Streaming options include fuboTV, the ESPN app, and PrendeTV.
Eriksen's Denmark on the field
Denmark will be playing away from home for the first time at Euro 2021 when they face Wales. After star player Christian Eriksen survived a cardiac arrest during the team's first game, there is little doubt that the emotions at Parken Stadium and throughout the country played a role in Denmark's incredible comeback from the last place in Group B.
Denmark's fans could turn the Cruyff Arena into another Parken, with only 385 miles separating Copenhagen and Amsterdam, where this Round of 16 matches will be played, and COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions favoring a strong Danish presence. But how much, if any, has the emotional rollercoaster of the last two weeks depleted the players? Is the desire to play for their injured teammate strong enough to propel them to a performance like the one that saw them defeat Russia 4-1?
Will Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey make an appearance?
Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are both coming off disappointing club seasons by their previous standards, and few expected them to be the difference makers they were in the first two group games.
Bale has been involved in all of Wales' best-attacking moves this tournament. His bond and understanding with long-time Welsh teammate Ramsey made for a dangerous combination against Turkey, and one that Denmark will undoubtedly exploit.
Odds & Prediction for Wales vs. Denmark
The Danes' deep, talented squad, which includes players from Europe's top league all over the field, has made them a favorite longshot pick in this tournament. And it's for the same reason they'll be expected to beat a Wales team that, despite having the most talented player in Bale, simply doesn't have the same personnel quality.
Denmark 2, Wales 1 is the prediction.