France vs Denmark Betting Odds & Recap

Denmark Have Been France’s Kryptonite in 2022

⚽France vs Denmark: Game Recap⚽

Results:France 2-1 Denmark

Mbappé and the French shone as they beat Demark 2-1. As a result, they are the first team to secure their spot in the Round of 16. Mbappe’s brace made him only the second Frenchman to score in three consecutive World Cup matches.

France’s attack got going in the 20th minute as Griezmann released Mbappé on the counter-attack. The PSG forward’s astonishing pace shredded the Danish defense and forced Andreas Christensen to take a yellow for bringing him down. Adrien Rabiot headed France’s first effort on target from the subsequent set-piece.

Mbappé combined to create a decent-headed opportunity for Giroud, who could almost see that 52nd international goal there for the taking, only to nod it wide. At half-time, France had conjured 13 shots, the most they’ve ever recorded in the opening 45 minutes of a World Cup or Euros game without scoring.

Denmark had to wait until the 36th minute for their first shot of the game, thanks to Andreas Cornelius. Then Dembélé and Mbappé combined to create a decent-headed opportunity for Giroud, who could almost see that 52nd international goal there for the taking, only to nod it wide. At half-time, France had conjured 13 shots, the most they’ve ever recorded in the opening 45 minutes of a World Cup or Euros game without scoring.

Mbappe’s influence continued to grow after the break, and his opening goal on the hour was as inevitable as it was well-constructed by Theo Hernández. The script suggested that Denmark should fold at this point, but France’s goal instead triggered their best spell of the game, which resulted in an equalizer in 68 minutes, headed home by Christensen, who had hauled Mbappé down in the first half.

But just as it looked like Denmark might earn an undeserved but not unimaginable point, Mbappé grabbed his second, this time bundling home from close range from a Griezmann cross. However, this wasn’t a goal built on pace but rather timing and movement. It was Mbappé’s seventh World Cup goal of his young career.

📊 Team Stats 📊

FRA France DEN Denmark
49% Possession 51%
20 Total Shots 10
6 Shots on Target 2
6 Shots Wide 6
8 Shots Blocked 2
1 Saves 4
6 Corners 4
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
4 Fouls 9
1 Offsides 1
86% Pass Accuracy 86%
11 Dribbles 5
20 Crosses 16
20 Tackles 19

Were We Savvy?

Below you will find all the predictions we made before the matchup, on November 23, 2022.

Defending Champions Start off in Style

France had a scare in the first half vs. Australia on Tuesday but came away with a dominant 4-1 win. Now, Les Bleus will turn their attention towards Denmark, who drew 0-0 vs. Tunisia in their first World Cup match. This is an intriguing match, especially in light of the fact that Denmark have already beaten France twice this year. We’ll see if France’s shorthanded squad can reverse the trend as we take a look at the France vs Denmark betting odds.

France vs Denmark

Date, time (TV):
Location: Stadium 974, Doha, Qatar
Streaming:FS1, Telemundo, Peacock

Team Standings and Odds:

Team FIFA World Ranking World Cup Qualifying Record Knockout Stage Odds Odds to Win Group Odds to Win World Cup
France 4 5-3-0, 1st UEFA Group D -10000 -600 +700
Denmark 10 9-0-1, 1st UEFA Group F -280 +400 +4000


Last Five Meetings: Teams
Sep. 2022: Denmark 2-0 France
Jun. 2022: France 1-2 Denmark
Jun. 2018: Denmark 0-0 France
Oct. 2015: Denmark 1-2 France
Mar. 2015: France 2-0 Denmark

This will be France and Denmark’s third meeting of the year. Denmark won both fixtures in the UEFA Nations League, including a 2-0 shutout in September. Kasper Dolberg and Andreas Skov Olsen came through with first half goals. Denmark and France also faced off in the 2018 World Cup group stage closer. With both teams already through to the knockout stage, they drew 0-0. So, for a second straight tournament punters can take the France vs. Denmark World Cup 2022 betting odds. Both teams have a 1-1-1 record in this fixture in World Cups all-time.

France: Shrug off Slow Start

Standings:1-0, 1st
Previous Match: W, 4-1 vs. Australia
Upcoming Match: Nov. 30 vs. Tunisia

Many weren’t sure what to make of France heading into the World Cup. There was plenty of off field controversy and a bunch of untimely injuries. Star players Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Karim Benzema are all out for the duration of the World Cup. Then, Les Bleus conceded within 10 minutes of their match vs. Australia. The goal lit a fire under France as they mounted an impressive comeback and won 4-1.

Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, and Adrien Rabiot in particular were excellent. Mbappe torched the Australian right back and was toying with him on the wing as he scored and added an assists. With two goals, Giroud equalled Thierry Henry’s all-time record of 51 France goals. Giroud, who didn’t score in France’s 2018 World Cup win, may very well break the record during the tournament.

While the win was a big positive, defender Lucas Hernandez suffered a serious injury. He tore his ACL and he’ll miss the entirety of the World Cup and most likely the remainder of the club season. His brother Theo filled in for him on Tuesday and should do the same for the duration of the tournament. With how Les Bleus performed after conceding, it’s little surprise that France vs Denmark betting odds favor France.

Denmark: Fail to Excite

Standings: 0-1-0, T-2nd
Previous Match: D, 0-0 vs. Tunisia
Upcoming Match: Nov. 30 vs. Australia

There is a lot of hype surrounding Denmark, especially after last year’s European Championship performance. The Euro semifinalists disappointed in their first World Cup match vs. Tunisia as they drew 0-0. Substitute Denmark striker Andreas Cornelius hit the post in the second half but Denmark couldn’t find a breakthrough. They also had a penalty shout late in the second half but VAR found a foul on Denmark in the buildup.

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand acknowledged that it was a sluggish performance for the Danes. Still, Christian Eriksen was a bright spot in midfield and his creativity could be key going forward. Denmark will come up against an inexperienced French defense on Saturday and there should certainly be some opportunities to score.

Regardless, the France vs Denmark betting odds do show that Denmark are underdogs. That’s a position the Danes are, perhaps, more comfortable in. They may have to do without midfielder Thomas Delaney vs. France, who came off in the first half holding the back of his leg. If Delaney can’t suit up, expect Mathias Jensen or Christian Norgaard to fill in.

Match Analysis and Odds:

Despite France’s struggles vs. Denmark this year, they’re favorites to win the match. Karim Benzema scored France’s only goal in two meetings vs. Denmark this year but he’s out for the tournament. Les Bleus priced at -120 odds to cover their -½ goal-line, which is the same as their moneyline odds. The Danes, who were a great ATS bet at Euro 2020, show even odds to cover.

bet comes in at -110 odds, while “No” shows a -130 price

Denmark doesn’t have a 90-minute loss in any of their last five World Cup matches but four of them have ended in draws. Another draw comes in at +250 odds, while Denmark’s moneyline, at +365 odds, may look like an appealing bet given recent history. One of the most popular World Cup Prop Bets is “Both Teams to Score” in the match. A “Yes” bet comes in at -110 odds, while “No” shows a -130 price.

The over/under game total is listed at 2½ and the under is implied to be more likely, at -135 odds. If defending champions France play the free flowing game they did vs. Australia, the over might not be an awful bet. Over ½ shows +115 odds in a crucial Group D match on Saturday. If France win the match, they’ll become the first defending champions, since Brazil in 2006, to advance to the knockout stage.

France vs Denmark FAQ

What is France’s record vs. Denmark in 2022?

Heading into their World Cup Group D match, France are 0-2 vs. Denmark in 2022.

Did France win their first match at the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

Yes, despite falling behind to Australia, France came away with a 4-1 win. With a brace, Olivier Giroud matched Thierry Henry’s all-time record of 51 France goals.

Are France through to the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup if they beat Denmark?

Yes, a win vs. Denmark will be enough for France to return to the round of 16. If France win, they’ll be the first defending champions to make the knockout stage since Brazil did it in 2006.
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