France is a top bet the World Cup choice to win the title. And they justified the faith of the betting public so far. With two wins in two games Les Bleus have established their top shelf credentials. But their biggest challenge in the group stage beckons. Denmark has also shown capability. While not as talented as France they are more consistent. They are also facing a potential must win match. Australia looms as the other Group C team contending for the knockout stage. Denmark’s only guarantee to advance is to beat France. And that’s a big ask.
2018 FIFA World Cup Denmark vs. France
Date and Time: Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 10 a.m. ET
Location: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
World Cup Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|France||-½ (+118)||2 (+106)|
2018 FIFA World Cup TV Coverage: FOX
Denmark so Far
Denmark had a very close call in their bet the World Cup opener. Peru carried most of the play against the Danes. In fact, many believe the Peruvians should have won. And perhaps deserved it more. Peru forced six saves by Denmark. Conversely the Danes forced only two saves. But Denmark held on for a 1-0 win with the game’s only goal scored at the 59 minute mark. Yussuf Poulsen was the scoring hero.
Upset Tie in Second Game
In their second game Denmark suffered an upset tie so to speak. They were a sportsbook favorite in the match against Australia. But the Socceroos had other ideas. The 1-1 tie was a disappointment for the Danes. And worse yet a threat to their knockout stage chances. Which now puts extra pressure on them against talented France. But coach Age Hareide has built a team that’s rarely rattled. Denmark’s strength is its mental toughness. Which has made them highly organized. And at times a powerful unit. Few teams play more effectively as a unit.
France so Far
France scored a 2-1 win over Australia in their opener. The match was very French like. Coach Didier Deschamps confronts a perpetual problem. How to get his very young but talented team to play with structure. Since blowing the 2016 Euro final at home consistency has lacked. The French have frustrated punters with their personality. They can be brilliant for long stretches. But then harm themselves with utter stupidity. Deschamps has weaponry that is the envy of most coaches. But the price for that talent is youthful mistakes at inopportune times.
Second Game Win
In their second match France played with more structure. They were able to shut down a tricky Peru team 1-0. The win put the French in the driver seat for Group C. Kylian Mbappe scored the game’s only goal at the 34 minute mark. Antoine Griezmann scored in the opener and is the team star. The talisman was somewhat inconsistent in qualifying. But is a World Class talent.
Matchup to Watch
France has the bet the World Cup talent edge. But Denmark has the team play advantage. The French will find the structured Danes difficult to penetrate. And Christian Eriksen gives Denmark a bona fide scoring threat. His goal against Australia was among the best of the tournament.
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Denmark is a live and dangerous dog in this match.
World Cup Betting Online Pick: Denmark
World Cup Betting Online Score Prediction: Denmark 1, France 0
Check out Christian Eriksen’s exciting goal against Australia!