Denmark take on France in their final Group C match on Tuesday, knowing that a point would be enough to send them into the knockout stages. If they lose, Australia can take their place in the last 16 with a victory over Peru.
Where and when: Luzhniki Stadium – 26 June, kick-off 3pm
Where you can see Denmark vs. France: ITV
Last time: The teams last played each other in a friendly in 2015, with France winning the game in Copenhagen 2-1.
|Both teams to score||5/4||Offer|
|Giroud to score only goal of the game||14/1||Offer|
|The 0-0 draw||19/4||Offer|
Denmark v France Predictions and Preview
Group C has turned out how we expected it coming into the final round of fixtures, although Peru’s early elimination is something of a surprise. France are already through the knockout rounds, which leaves Denmark and Australia in a race to join them.
Both of the remaining fixtures kick off at the same time, and this group could provide us with an exciting finale. If Denmark lose by two goals against France, then Australia only need to beta Peru by a single goal to secure their safe passage.
Knowing that a draw is enough for them, the Danish Dynamite are likely to go against their nickname and play with caution as they look to contain their opponents from the off. They’re strong at the back, and yet to concede from open play at the World Cup so far.
At 19/5 though, Denmark are the clear underdogs for this game. France are priced at 7/5, which could be excellent value considering the talent throughout their squad. However, Didier Deschamps could take the opportunity to rotate his line-up with their place in the last 16 assured.
The likes of Thomas Lemar and Benjamin Mendy could be in line for some action, while Lyon playmaker Nail Fekir could be named in the starting XI. There are no injuries in the French squad, while William Kvist is the only absence for Denmark.
Age Hareide’s side are desperate for the point which would take them into the World Cup knockout stage for the first time since 2002. In fairness, this is only their second finals since then, but the Danes are 13/8 to get the draw they need.
One to watch for Denmark: Christian Eriksen scored a lovely goal against Australia, proving his quality when it mattered. The Tottenham man is 5/1 for the first goal here, and 9/5 to score anytime.
One to watch for France: Olivier Giroud has come into the Les Bleus side and provided a focal point for the attack. He’s 3/1 to open the scoring in this one, after bagging a brace in the last game against Denmark.
Long shot: Denmark have their destiny in their own hands, but France have the players to make a fast start. You can back France/draw at 20/1 in the half time/full time market, as the Danes win their place in the last 16 in the second period.