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France flexed their muscles against Australia to kick off the World Cup’s Group D. Les Bleus conceded an early goal but scored four times to win the match 4-1. 

Didier Deschamps may have lost Karim Benzema to a leg injury just days before starting the World Cup, but the French manager has an embarrassment of riches. Benzema being absent from the World Cup won’t damage France’s chances of winning it all once more. 

Denmark go into the second game of the group stage needing a win. The Danes drew nil-nil with Tunisia on matchday No 1 of Group D. Denmark posted an xG of 1.4 but failed to get a real goal. The team had an xGA of 0.9. 

Sportsbooks’ best betting odds on France winning at full-time are 5/6. Denmark are at odds of 10/3 to win, while a draw is at the best betting odds of 13/5. Let’s explore some ideas for a bet builder for the World Cup fixture.

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Full-time result: France to win


Had Denmark defeated Tunisia in the opening match of the World Cup, bookmakers may have had them closer in betting odds to France. However, the Danes’ inability to score has them as a sizeable underdog versus France. 

The French concede an early goal to Australia before they could get comfortable in the game. Les Bleus calmed down and went on to score four times. 

Deschamps’ loss of Benzema isn’t as big a problem as originally made out. The manager has simply reverted to the front three of Kylian Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, and Antoine Griezmann. The trio led France to the World Cup title in 2018. 

Yes, Denmark are on a two-game winning streak against France. However, the French, like England, struggled through the UEFA Nations League after long club seasons. Our betting tips prediction is for France to defeat Denmark at full-time. 

Both teams to score in the first half: NO


Twelve of the opening 13 games at the FIFA World Cup went into halftime with both teams not scoring goals. The opening 45 minutes of matches have been low on goalscoring. 

France and Australia played the only game of the World Cup in the opening 13 matches to feature both teams scoring in the opening half. Denmark’s defence is strong and they held France scoreless in their most recent head-to-head game in September. 

Both teams failed to score in the first half in the two games France and Denmark played in the UEFA Nations League. Denmark’s last eight games went into the halftime break with NO BTTS. 

Saturday’s Group D match at the Stadium 974 should be low scoring in the first half, as both teams fail to score. It should be a close and cagey match between two strong European teams. 

Total goals: Under 2.5 goals


Eight of the opening 13 games in the FIFA World Cup ended at full-time with under 2.5 goals scored. Yes, both teams have plenty of strong attacking players. However, the two European footballing powers should cancel each other out in a tight fixture. 

Denmark’s last two games in international football ended with under 2.5 goals scored. Five of France’s last six games in international football finished with under 2.5 goals. 

France had the third-highest score in the World Cup in the opening 13 matches. For the most part, the tournament was low scoring in those 13 fixtures. The three large scorelines were tallied thanks to strong European teams playing weaker teams from Asia or North America.

France and Denmark should play a close game. Denmark need to win to improve their chances of qualifying for the next round. A loss would see the need for a win on the final day versus Australia to go through. Our betting tips prediction is for under 2.5 goals. 

Kylian Mbappe to score anytime


Kylian Mbappe scored in France’s 4-1 win against Australia to help lead the team to victory. Teammate Olivier Giroud scored twice in the game and is tied with the most goals at the FIFA World Cup at the time of writing. 

Although Giroud got two goals, our betting tips prediction is for Mbappe to score against Denmark on Saturday. Mbappe’s pace and ability to play off of Giroud as the target man will give him plenty of goalscoring chances. 

Mbappe has 19 goals in 20 games in all competitions for Paris Saint-Germain. He is in form and could win a second World Cup this year. 

Mbappe has played in eight career matches at the FIFA World Cup finals. He scored five goals in those eight games for Les Bleus. He could get a goal versus Denmark this weekend. 

Total corners: Over 5.5 corners


The French combined for nine corners with Australia on Group D matchday No 1. France had eight corners of their own in the game. 

Denmark, on the other hand, saw 20 corners in their nil-nil draw with Tunisia. Eleven of the 20 corners were for Denmark. 

Our betting tips prediction is for France and Denmark to combine for more than 5.5 corners. The game will see plenty of attacking football, with both teams trying to get the win. 

A win for France would see them into the knockout stages, while a win for Denmark would keep them in line for progression. It should be a tight game at Stadium 974 on Saturday with over 5.5 corners combined.