With the kick-off less than one hour away, hereÂ´s my quick prediction for the Danish starting line-up and a result.
Most likely, Morten Olsen is going to stick with the same side that beat Cameroon with the exception of Simon KjÃ¦r, who is suspended. He will be replaced by Per KrÃ¸ldrup, but the only other thinkable change concerns the left hand side.
Jesper GrÃ¸nkjÃ¦r started the last game, but does not look like he can play a full 90 minutes, and also he is a more attacking player than for instance Thomas Kahlenberg, and coach Olsen might just want to avoid fielding to many attacking players in this all important match.
But I reckon itÂ´s a 50% chance of GrÃ¸nkjÃ¦r starting nonetheless, because of his routine.
The result? Denmark can not use a draw at all, and Japan doesnÂ´t strike me as a team that defends throughout an entire match. In other words, I think there might be goals in this one!
2-1 for Denmark, goalscorers Nicklas Bendtner and Jon Dahl Tomasson (we had one unlikely goalscorer last time with Rommedahl, why not two in a row)?
LetÂ´s hope for a good game from both sides...with a Danish win to see us through!