Denmark v France Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
June 22, 2018
Luzhniki Stadium - World Cup Group C
France have already sealed a place in the World Cup round of last 16, but Denmark are likely to need a positive result in this game to join them.
France have won their last three matches against the Danes, with Olivier Giroud scoring three goals against them in his last two appearances against the Scandinavian nation.
France may take this game as an opportunity to rest some players ahead of their last 16 game, with Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann earmarked as potentially being given a breather. Ousmane Dembele could come into to start, along with Adil Rami.
Denmark have no injury concerns, and they will field their strongest side, however they will be without midfielder Youssef Poulsen, who serves a one game ban for collecting two yellow cards in the tournament already.
Denmark v France Preview and Predictions
France have been somewhat underwhelming so far in Russia, but they have picked up valuable wins over Australia and Peru, to seal progress. Their attacking players are yet to really shine, with only Kylian Mbappe scoring from open play so far for the French, and Didier Deschamps must find a balance as they head into the knockouts.
Denmark could still qualify even if they lose this game, if the result in the Australia v Peru game goes in their favour, and they are likely to face an anxious wait.
And despite France not being at their best, they have shown an ability to grind out wins, and they should make it three out of three here - priced at 5/4.
Both teams have been involved in tight games so far, with France scoring three and conceding one in their opening two games, and Denmark netting two and conceding one. With that in mind, this clash could well be tight, particularly as both sides are mindful of the looming prospect of knockout football, and an under 2.5 total goals scored bet comes in at 4/9.
France to win 2-0 at 8/1
Deschamps knows that his side needs to start clicking into gear if they are to have an impact on this tournament, and this could be a platform for the last 16. Denmark may well still get through, but they will have to rely on earlier results to get them over the line.
Olivier Giroud to score first at 9/2
Giroud has a good record against Denmark, and he could extend that in this game. He has made a real difference to France's attacking options in the first two games, and Deschamps looks set to continue with him for the remainder of the tournament.