Kick-off: Tuesday, 26th June @16:00 GMT
Venue: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow
Head to head record
Including the friendlies, France has played Denmark 13 times in total winning eight, losing four and drawing only once.
France vs Denmark 1-0 (1984 European Championship)
France vs Denmark 1-2 (1992 European Championship)
France vs Denmark 2-1 (1998 World Cup)
France vs Denmark 3-0 (2000 European Championship)
Denmark vs France 2-0 (2002 World Cup)
Denmark vs France predictions
France have been solid in the first two games as well as in the run-up to the World Cup. If they win here, they would equal the effort from 1998 where they won all three group games and went on to win the trophy. However, they were not impressive against Australia, who gave them a real scare.
Denmark won against Peru in a tough game which could have gone both ways but fell to a VAR awarded a penalty against Australia taking home a single point. To win the group and possibly avoid Croatia in the next game, Denmark needs a win.
France, on the other hand, need only a draw to stay at the top of the group and dodge a tough matchup against the Croats. Nevertheless, both sides are sturdy in the back and goals might be hard to come by.
Will the Tricolore make it three in a row?
After a scrambled game against the Aussies, France improved greatly in their match against Peru. Their form coming into the World Cup was good and they are the leaders of Group C with two wins.
They have a talented squad with Mbappe who has become the first teenager to score a goal in the World Cup since Michael Owen in 1998. In the media, the French are giving the Danes a lot of respect which might mean they would be satisfied with a draw on Tuesday.
Still, if they play like they did against Peru, Denmark will have little chance of a win and it will be three from three in the group stage for the Tricolore.
Denmark to play it game by game?
Denmark need only a draw to go to the knockout phase. While this would be a success, an extra effort to beat the French in order to avoid a Croatian team in full swing might be just what they need.
They have an important player, William Kvist, coming back to the side after an injury against Peru. Still, they can’t afford to chance anything as a loss to France will allow Australia to finish second in the group providing they score enough goals.
The Danes need to focus on this game a 100% and not think about the knockout phase until they secure either 1st or 2nd place in Group C.
- The French national football team was created in 1904, the same year FIFA was founded.
- Just Fontaine from France holds the record for most goals scored during a single World Cup; he managed to score 13.
- France is the first footballing nation to win all three biggest competitions – The World Cup, The Euros and the Olympic gold medal.
- Denmark won the 1992 Euros after coming in to replace Yugoslavia, which was disqualified.
Denmark vs France betting pick
Form and history are on the side of the French team. France has lost to Denmark only once and are in good form in their last six games.
Denmark lacks the quality of the French players, but they are still a good team, led by the hot scoring Eriksen who scored 17 goals in the last 20 games for his national team.
While France are favorites to win this match, a draw is a popular bet at 6/4. Denmark haven’t lost a game in their last 11 matches in the World Cup. It might be a smart move to place a wager on the game ending all square.
Pick: France to win