FIFA World Cup 2022: France vs Denmark prediction and betting tips (November 26)
France smashed Australia by four goals to one in their opening game of the World Cup. Will Les Blues get a win over Denmark and qualify for the knockout stages?
Olivier Giroud scored two goals in their 4-1 victory over Australia
Olivier Giroud scored two goals in their 4-1 victory over Australia
by Dipo Lukman Dipo Lukman

France will host Denmark in Group D of the FIFA World Cup.

The match will start at 4 p.m. GMT on Saturday, 26 November 2022. The match venue is Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Ad-Doha.

Latest odds on betting sites

France to win odds are priced at 1.60 (-167; American ⅗ Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 3.80 (+280; 19/5), while Denmark to win odds are priced at 5.00 (+400; 4/1)

The chances of the outcomes are as follows: France — 55%, draw — 26%, Denmark— 19%.

Latest betting odds on France vs Denmark (26 November 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 2.15 (+115; 115/10)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
  • Asian handicap (-0.25) on France — 2.30 (+130; 13/10)
  • Asian handicap (+0.25) on Denmark — 1.60 (-167; 3/5)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)

Match preview and statistics

France was impressive in their opening game of the World Cup as they look to defend their title. Les Blues smashed Australia by four goals to one in the opening game. Craig Godwin opened the scoreline in the ninth minute with a low cross into the net. Adrien Rabiot levelled the scoreline in the 27th minute with a nice header into the net.

Oliver Giroud made it 2-1 in the 32nd minute with a nice finish from close range. Kylian Mbappe scored his first goal of the tournament with a nice header off the post and into the net. Giroud got his second goal of the game as he planted a nice header into the far bottom corner.

France is starting this World Cup as they finished the last one. Les Blues are looking to defend their title and a win against Denmark will secure a place in the knockout stages. France is doing well in the absence of Karim Benzema who picked up an injury in training and is out of the tournament. Kylian Mbape and Ousmane Dembele have been diligent on the wings providing those crosses to the centre forward.

France team news: Kingsley Coman is a doubt with a muscle injury. Lucas Hernandez is out after picking up an injury in their defeat to Australia.

Denmark played a 0-0 draw against Tunisia in their opening game of the World Cup. Denmark created one big chance during the game and had five shots on target but they were unable to get a goal.

Denmark controlled the majority of the game and was denied a late penalty in a very tough and entertaining game. They will have to be better if they are to get any point against the defending champions France.

Denmark has a good record against France as they got a 2-0 win over Les Blues in their last meeting in September. They need to get a win to keep their hopes of qualifying alive.

Denmark team news: All players are fit and available

France vs Denmark H2H

Denmark has won two of the last two meetings between both sides.

Projected lineups and key players

France projected starting lineup:

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Benjamin Pavard
  • Dayot Upamecano
  • Ibrahima Konate
  • Theo Hernandez
  • Aurelien Tchouameni
  • Adrien Rabiot
  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Ousmane Dembele
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Kylian Mbappe

Olivier Giroud scored two goals in their 4-1 victory over Australia. The French international became the joint-highest goalscorer in France's history with the second goal in their opening game. Giroud is a key player for France with 51 goals in 115 appearances. He will be looking to get another one against Denmark

Denmark projected starting lineup:

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Joachim Andersen
  • Simon Kjaer (captain)
  • Andreas Christensen
  • Rasmus Kristensen
  • Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
  • Mathias Jensen
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Joakim Maehle
  • Andreas Skov Olsen
  • Kasper Dolberg

Christian Eriksen is an important player for the Denmark national team. The Manchester United midfielder created the most chances in their 0-0 draw against Tunisia. Eriksen has scored 39 goals in 118 games for the national team. He is a key player and will be looking to drop a good performance against France.

Predictions and betting tips

France has scored a goal in three of their last five games in all competitions. Denmark has scored a goal in three of their last five games between both sides. France has scored the most goals in their World Cup group with four goals. Denmark has good attacking options and will be looking to score their first goal of the World Cup. I predict both teams will score.

Denmark is a great side and they showed it during the EURO 2020 by reaching the semi-final. They have a great record against France in recent times with two wins in their last two games against France. Denmark also finished ahead of France in their Nations League group. I predict no bet on Denmark.

Betting prediction: Both teams to score

Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Draw no bet on Denmark

Odds: 4.00 (+300 American; 3/1 Fractional)

France — Denmark
Draw no bet on Denmark
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