France vs Denmark Prediction, Betting Odds & Preview
Here is our France vs Denmark prediction! Check out all the betting odds in our preview of this massive World Cup Group D clash.
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Matchup: France vs Denmark
Venue: Stadium 974, Ras Abu Aboud
Kick-Off: 4 pm, Sat, Nov 26th
What Channel? RTE 2 for viewers in Ireland. UK viewers can watch the match on ITV
Match Betting Odds
The Form – France vs Denmark
France opened their 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign with a convincing 4-1 win against Australia. Apart from the concession of an early goal France looked comfortable in this game. The victory was a reminder of just how much firepower this French team has up front.
They have lost a lot of players in the lead up to this World Cup which will be a major concern as the tournament continues. Most recently Karim Benzema suffered an injury during training for this World Cup and Lucas Hernandez is also ruled out for the tournament with an ACL rupture.
The injuries are beginning to mount up for France and you have to wonder when the loss of some of their best players will start to negatively affect their performances.
Denmark were disappointing in their Group D opener. They drew 0-0 with Tunisia in what was a fairly uneventful affair.
That was a game that Denmark would have expected to win and their inability to find the back of the net puts them in a less than ideal situation in terms of qualifying from this group.
The Danes are the 10th ranked nation in the world and had three wins and two losses in the five games leading up to this World Cup.
How The Two Teams Match Up – France vs Denmark Prediction
There is so much talent in the French attack as we clearly saw in their 4-1 hammering of Australia. Even without the likes of Karim Benzema and Christopher Nkunku this side is brimming with players who can score and create goals.
Mbappe is the star man for this French team and he lines up on the left wing in a 4-3-3 formation. The PSG forward is rapid and does a lot of his damage when France are transitioning from defence to attack.
Olivier Giroud plays as an out and out striker in this attack and the AC Milan man has started the World Cup in sensational form with two goals against Australia.
Denmark did well defensively in their opening game against Tunisia. Tunisia took 11 shots but only managed one shot on target.
The Danes lined up in a 3-5-2 formation with three central defenders and two wing backs. I would expect to see the same setup from Denmark in this game against France.
The Danish actually have a terrific recent head-to-head record against the French. The two countries played in the same Nations League group over the summer and Denmark won both games. They only conceded one goal in the process.
So maybe Denmark have the antidote to France’s prolific attack? It will be interesting to see how they go about dealing with the French forwards in this game.
The player who makes this Denmark attack tick is Christian Eriksen. The Man United midfielder has made a remarkable comeback after the heart attack he suffered while playing for his country at the Euros last summer.
Apart from Eriksen there isn’t a whole lot of talent in Denmark’s forward ranks. Kasper Dolberg and Andreas Skov Olsen started up top against Tunisia but weren’t able to produce any goals.
However, the last time these two teams matched up in the nations league it was Dolberg and Skov Olsen who got the goals in a 2-1 win for Denmark over France. So despite their poor showing against Tunisia they have shown they can both get the job done against this opposition.
With Lucas Hernandez sustaining a leg injury that will hold him out for the rest of the tournament France will have to make a change to their back four. His brother Theo Hernandez came on to replace him following the injury against Australia and I would expect him to slot into that left back slot without much of a drop off in quality.
Upamecano of Bayern Munich and Liverpool’s Konate will man the centre back spots while another Bayern man in Pavard will play at right back. Much like there attack, France have plenty of talent among their defensive ranks.
On paper it looks like France should be solid in defence but Denmark have found a way to score two goals in each of their last two matches against France.
France vs Denmark Prediction and Best Bet
I’m going with the upset here as it looks like Denmark have France’s number based on recent matchups. Denmark beat France 2-1 and then 2-0 as recently as this summer so the best bet here is Denmark to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 boosted to 5/1 from 9/2.
France vs Denmark Goalscorer Betting Odds
I think Christian Eriksen to score anytime at 4/1 looks like good value here. The Man United playmaker plays a much more advanced role for Denmark and he will also likely be taking penalties and free kicks for the Danes in this World Cup.
For the French we have a massive price boost of 11/2 from 4/1 on Olivier Giroud to score the first goal.
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