The best US sportsbooks favor France against Denmark in the World Cup game between the two countries.
Denmark vs. France Odds by BetOnline
|Denmark||+0.5 -123||+290 O 2.5||+126|
|France||-0.5 -102||+100 U 2.5||-161|
Can Denmark, the best online sportsbooks underdog for this matchup, emulate its UEFA Nations League success versus France at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and steal first place in the group?
Denmark got the best of the French in this year in Nations League play. Andreas Cornelius scored two goals to elevate the Danes 2-1 at the Stade de France. They then shut them out 2-0 at Parken in late September.
Denmark even afforded the luxury of holding France to a goalless draw during the group play in 2018. That was the very tournament that saw Les Bleus go all the way.
It goes without saying that the Red and Whites are not feeling too jittery for what is basically a redo of the 2018 World Cup’s Group C (with Tunisia in lieu of Peru).
The squad is also heading into the competition with a spirit of activism. They have spoken out about the human rights violations in Qatar. Moreover, their own sponsor has designed non-flashy kits to decrease their presence in a country that holds values contrary to what they accept.
FIFA has already forbidden The Danes from wearing training kits featuring human rights messages on them. Of course, if the Denmark team were really committed to this outward display, they would have boycotted the tournament entirely. You know, putting their money where their mouth is. Anyway, it will be of interest to witness what develops with Denmark on and off the field.
Excuse us for not being original but there’s no way that Christian Eriksen will not be Denmark’s X-factor. Emotions can elevate a team to higher heights and inspire them to do great things.
Wouldn’t you be inspired if you were one of those Danish soccer players going to the 2022 World Cup and you watched Erikssen ready and willing to go from across the locker room? Here’s a man that nearly gave his life for his country’s team at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen in the 2020 Euros. A man who has defied the odds (real life odds, not the best sportsbooks odds) and return to play at the top level. Then again, his heart could give out again any moment, so there’s that, too.
Andreas Skov Olsen went from Serie A club Bologna to Club Brugge in late January. With only 22 years of age, he is his country’s lead scorer in qualifying games.
To what extent will losing N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba affect France’s odds to defend their World Cup title? With the injured Pogba and Kante, the torch has officially been passed on to a younger batch of French midfield players spearheaded by 20-year-old Eduardo Camavinga.
The central midfielder made the leap to Real Madrid from his Ligue 1 club Rennes in 2021 and has never looked back. This is going to be the first World Cup for Camavinga. The sky is the limit for young man who is mature beyond his years. He already speaks flawless Spanish.
Karim Benzema will also be a big talking point for France. Coming off a Ballon d’Or season, muscle problems have kept Benzema out in the weeks leading up to the 2022 FIFa World Cup.
Olivier Giroud was a starter for France in 2018 and he could be again should Benzema not be fully fit in time. Will having Benzema coming off the bench turn out to be the greatest luxury of any team in Qatar?
The French have had a checkered history defending their titles. After their conquest in 1998, France failed to pass the group stage in Japan/South Korea. And after losing the notorious 2006 World Cup final, Les Bleus did not reach the knockout round in 2010 World Cup. Will 2022 become the year that will buck that trend?
Olivier Giroud is three goals shy from passing Thierry Henry as France’s all-time lead goal scorer. With Mbappe and Benzema on the roster, can Giroud get in enough goals to help his country as well as put himself in the history books?
Camavinga has already made his elite club move but he has not featured in a World Cup yet. The 20-year-old has a chance to show everyone that France is equally strong as they were back in Russia.
Denmark vs. France 2022 FIFA World Cup Pick
Take the underdog in this one.