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France vs Denmark Prediction – 2022 World Cup

Sean Fenech
November 22, 2022
Modified: November 23, 2022

We are now into the second round of matches for Group D and what will be the 23rd World Cup game. Our World Cup 2022 predictions continue with France vs Demark, which is unquestionably the biggest fixture in this group. We provide our online sports betting tip to help you enjoy this game while watching it live. We will give you a bit of background on each team, how they got to the World Cup and who their star players are for this fixture. You will, of course, get our France vs Denmark prediction on who will win or if will end in a draw.

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Our France vs Denmark prediction: Draw.

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France are the favourites to top this group, and if they have beaten Australia in the first fixture, then should be top of the group by now, alongside Demark who played Tunisia. Our World Cup predictor is cautious about this game. On paper, most bettors would select France, but when the two teams played in September for the Nations League, Denmark won 2-0. Will you consider this in your World Cup betting, and does that give the French team more determination to win this game?

World Cup History

Many World Cup predictions put France among the favourites to lift the title and give them their dues, they have done well in the competition. Currently, France are the World Cup holder and first won the competition back in 1998. They have had some bad luck in the past, failing to qualify back in 1990 and in 1994. The Cup Holders curse struck them in the 2002 tournament when they failed to qualify from the Group stages and didn’t win a single game in the process. In 2010, it was equally as bad. Will that curse strike again? Time will tell, but so far, signs are positive going into this very tricky fixture.

Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

Here’s how France made it to the Qatar World Cup. Like many major European Clubs, they will never have a tough route. But, that said, were there signs that France were not hitting the levels expected of them? Clearly, they made it through, but here’s how they managed it.

Date Match Final Score
24/03/2021 France vs Ukraine 1-1
28/03/2021 Kazakhstan vs France 0-2
31/03/2021 Bosnia and Herzegovina vs France 0-1
01/09/2021 France vs Bosnia and Herzegovina 1-1
04/09/2021 Ukraine vs France 1-1
07/09/2021 France vs Finland 2-0
13/11/2021 France vs Kazakhstan 8-0
16/11/2021 Finland vs France 0-2

France Players to Watch

When you look at football betting and assessing the odds, the players are one of the big factors to consider. Here are the players we believe will shine in this fixture.

  • Kylian Mbappe: Position: Striker. 59 caps, 28 goals, and 21 assists. If Mbappe is to be considered the best in the world for the new generation, then he has to perform in this tournament. His pace could prove tricky and will be a constant threat to Denmark.
  • Raphael Varane : Position: Defender. 87 caps, 5 Goals, 1 assist, and 3 bookings. Varane needs to control a defence that will face a lot of pressure. Has a strong ariel threat on corners and likes to bring the ball out of defence to start attacks.
  • Aurelien Tchouameni : Position: Defensive Midfielder. 14 caps and 1 goal. A new player to the squad and will provide a strong pivot in the center of the field to stop Danish attacks and make them happen for France.

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When looking into World Cup bets, there is always the dark horse team to consider. This is without question Denmark. People forget they exist and the next thing you know they are in the quarter or semi-finals, and you realise and remember that they are a damn strong side. They dominated France in September for the Nations League tournament and won 2-0. Can they repeat this in a more prestigious competition? Having faced Tunisia already, a win here would more than definitely solidify qualification from the Group stage.

World Cup History

This will be Demark’s sixth appearance at a World Cup. Their first tournament didn’t happen till 1986, but since has been a strong presence in the competition. In 1998 they finished 9th having made the Quarter-Finals. In the last Cup with reached 11th. And this has been their pattern across all competitions, being close but just not close enough. Will their history influence your football predictions? We think they have the potential to match past successes, and they will be a threat to the French in this game.

Qualification and Road to the World Cup 2022

The road to Qatar was slightly more impressive than France’s. They top their group, winning all games, and only conceded the 1 goal. Here are the full results of their qualifiers.

Date Match Final Score
25/03/2021 Israel vs Denmark 0-2
28/03/2021 Denmark vs Moldova 8-0
31/03/2021 Austria vs Denmark 0-4
01/09/2021 Denmark vs Scotland 2-0
04/09/2021 Faroe Islands vs Denmark 0-1
07/09/2021 Denmark vs Israel 5-0
09/10/2021 Moldova vs Denmark 0-4
12/10/2021 Denmark vs Austria 1-0
12/11/2021 Denmark vs Faroe Islands 3-1
15/11/2021 Scotland vs Denmark 2-0

Denmark Players to Watch

The Danes come into the World Cup with a very healthy and fit squad. The team fight as a unit, rather than relying on star players. Each one is a danger man, but these three we believe will impact the game the most.

  • Christian Eriksen: Position: Midfield. 117 caps, 39 goals, and 26 assists. The Danish talisman. Will be vital in the midfield to pick balls up and to turn defence into attack. Has a good footballing brain and will have a lot of focus on him.
  • Mikkel Damsgaard: Position: Midfield. 18 caps, 4 goals, and 8 assists. A very talented player with deadly freekick accuracy. He has good pace and knows a trick or two that might get some players booked.
  • Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg: Position: Midfield. 60 caps, 5 goals, 9 assists, and 6 bookings. A very hard-working midfield player that can pick up a goal from time to time. Will be equally attacking and defensive. The torn in France’s side for this fixture.

France vs Denmark Betting Odds

The WC 2022 betting odds for this fixture are tight but at Betiton, you can choose from a wide range of betting markets. While France are favourite to win, you might want to opt for a correct score bet or make a prediction of what the corner count will be. Every action that can take place within a football match can be bet on. The two most common markets are Match Winner (W/D/W) and Over/Under 2.5 Goals. Here are the Betiton odds under these markets for each of the teams.

Match Winner

France to Win Denmark to Win Draw
 2.00 3.65 3.15

Over/Under 2.5 Goals

Over 2.5 Goals Under 2.5 Goals
 2.13 1.61

Who Will Win? France vs Denmark Prediction

This will be an incredibly tight game and while the Danes will be confident following their 2-0 win over the French back in September, the French themselves will want revenge. It could turn out to be the game of the FIFA tournament so far. So, what are our football predictions for this match? This is a game that can either be a 3-2 classic or a bizarre 1-1 draw. We think it will have all the excitement of an end-to-end game, but with chance after chance being missed the outcome will be…

Our France vs Denmark prediction: Draw.

Our France vs Denmark Betting Tips

The best of our World Cup tips is to go with gut instinct, but football can be wonderfully surprising. Our prediction of a draw comes down to both teams being equal in areas of play yet being so different with contrasting styles. France are prone to being inconsistent and Denmark can be defensively solid and cause stalemate games.

If you want to try an alternative bet, you can do a score prediction of 1-1 or place a bet on Both Teams to Score.

Sean Fenech

Content Writer at Betiton™

Sean has been writing casino and iGaming content ever since 2018. Moreover, he is also an alumnus of the University of Malta, having graduated with an M.A. in English in 2020. Finally, he also manages the Betiton Medium blog, where he publishes research into the history of popular casino games. You can access this blog here: https://betiton.medium.com/