The defending champions, France, had a sweeping victory against Australia. And now, the French team will face Denmark. Although Denmark is one of the favorites in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, will they be able to defeat France?
The French team will be the first to qualify for the knockout stages if they win against Denmark. Likewise, the Danish will have to win this one and the next to get into the knockout round.
Head-to-head and Team History of France vs. Denmark
France's national team is one formidable opponent in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. At the same time, Denmark holds a decent chance against the French team. With many top-level players under the banner, the match between these nations will be a hard-fought battle.
Despite the match ending in a draw, Danmark won against France multiple times in the past. More recently, the Danish team won their game against the French squad in the UEFA Nations League. But how many times did these two nations meet in soccer matches? Please keep reading to find out about their history!
First and foremost, Frace and Denmark first played in 1973. And so far, these two countries have played 16 matches, not including today's game. And in those matches, Denmark bagged six wins and one draw against the French squad.
Denmark vs. France: Prediction and Betting Odds
With the current momentum, we'd place our money on France. With a high lead of 4-1 in their game against Australia, France has the much-needed push. However, the match won't be a cake in the park; with their recent loss at the hands of Denmark, the French team is bound to keep their guard up.
We predict that France will pull off the win. However, things could go sideways, and the game could favor the Danish team. Likewise, the score would be around 2-1, with the French in the lead.
And 53% of the fans watching the Denish vs. the French match placed their bet on France. Likewise, 27% of the fans opted for a draw. Lastly, 20% of the watchers put their money into Denmark's victory.
Possible Lineups of Denmark:
- Goalkeeper: Kasper Schmeichel
- Defenders: Joachim Andersen, Simon Kjær, and Andreas Christensen.
- Midfielders: Christian Eriksen, Thomas Delaney, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joakim Mæhle, and Rasmus Kristensen
- Forwards: Andreas Skov Olsen and Kasper Dolberg.
Possible French Lineups:
- Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris
- Defenders: Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez, Dayot Upamecano, and Ibrahima Konate.
- Midfielders: Aurelien Tchouameni and Adrien Rabiot.
- Forwards: Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, and Olivier Giroud.
With an all-star lineup in this matchup, both Danish and French teams will indeed have all eyes on them. But, mostly, the forwards of both teams, like Mbappe, Giroud, Kasper, and Andreas.
The day's third match, France vs. Denmark, will kick off at 7:00 PM Qatar Local time. And as such, the third game of November 26, 2022, will air at 5:00 PM France. On the same time frame, the match air in Denmark at 5:00 PM.