Denmark vs France Betting Tip
Denmark vs France | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Denmark were forced to come through a UEFA playoff against Republic of Ireland to reach the 2018 World Cup having finished second to Poland in their group. This is the fifth time they have qualified for the tournament and they failed to make it in 2014. To reach the Round of 16 would be a good achievement. France started this World Cup as one of the favourites to win the tournament. They reached the final of Euro 2016, only to lose in-front of their own fans and will be keen to make amends for that defeat in Russia. They have the talent in their squad to go all the way but will they gel as a team?
Denmark come into this match as the underdogs but know a draw could be all they need to secure a place in the next round. All eyes will be on Christian Eriksen, who scored a delightful goal against Australia. The Spurs player is key to Denmark’s chances and will need to be at his best in this game. France have already secured their place in the Round of 16 and will feel relaxed ahead of this match. Didier Deschamps may take the opportunity to rotate his squad a little and give some game time to those on the fringes of the first team. However, with so many talented individuals to pick from, France will be strong.
Denmark started the 2018 World Cup in the best way possible, picking up maximum points against Peru. In truth, Peru could easily have got something from the game and missed a penalty, so Denmark did not have it all their own way. Having taken the lead against Australia, Denmark allowed their opponents to get back into the game to draw 1-1 and will need to raise their level in this match.
France have not looked particularly convincing in their two matches to date but have got the job done in both games. They needed a late goal against Australia to seal all 3 points and then defeated Peru 1-0 to secure qualification. France have not been as a good as their individual talent suggests but one moment of magic from their star players is enough to win any game.
Denmark vs France Head to Head
Denmark and France have met 13 times in total, with the French holding the upper hand having won 8 times. Denmark have won 4 times, with just a single draw and the last time the teams met in the World Cup, Denmark won 2-0. However, France have won their last 3 encounters, winning two games in 2015.
Odds and Predictions
France will come into most matches at the 2018 World Cup as favourites and are fancied by many to qualify from their group with a 100% record. You can back France to take all 3 points in this game at 2.25. Denmark need the win to be sure of a place in the Round of 16 and the Danes are out at 4.50, with the draw perhaps being their best bet at 2.62. France have struggled to put teams away in the World Cup and have managed to defeat both Australia and Peru by just a single goal. Denmark are arguably stronger than both these teams and the French could again have their work cut out. France to win by one goal is 3.60. Antoine Griezmann scored from the penalty spot in France’s first game against Australia but will be keen to score a goal from open play. You can get 5.50 for Griezmann to score the first goal of the game. Christian Eriksen is Denmark’s biggest creative threat and the Dane is 9.50 to grab the first goal.
Denmark vs France Top Betting Tip: France (2-1)
France are the favourites to win this game but could find it tough against a Denmark team who need a point to secure qualification. However, even if the French decide to rotate some of their players, they still have enough quality to win the match.