Denmark meets France on this Tuesday, June 26th, 2018, at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, and with a draw, the Danes will qualify for the Round of 16, while France would be secure the first spot of the table. Hereof, the bookies set the odds on a draw at +162, as Denmark cannot afford a loss here because Australia lurks from the ambush.
Denmark vs. France
3-Way: 1: Denmark +350; X: +162 Draw; 2: France +125 at BetDSI Sportsbook
Spread +0.5: Denmark -161; France +125
Total +2: Over +112; Under -128
Recent Form and Team News
Denmark was pretty lucky to beat Peru 1-0 in their first match at the 2018 World Cup, and the Danes certainly haven’t impressed in a 1-1 draw against Australia, but they are one step from the knock-out phase in Russia. Their attacking displays mostly relied on Christian Eriksen’s abilities, while at the back, the goalie Kasper Schmeichel was a true defensive rock, particularly in the match with the Incas where he’s had five excellent stops. The Danes will miss the goalscorer against Peru Yussuf Poulsen due to a yellow card suspension, while all other guys are ready to play.
On the other side, France has beaten Australia 2-1 in their opening game of the 2018 World Cup, while in the second match, the Blues have overcome Peru 1-0, so they need one more point to clinch the top spot in the Group C. Although they’ve won both games thus far, the Blues are far away from the top form, and they will have to improve before they meet some heavyweight teams in the knock-out phase in Russia. They allow too many chances in front of their own keeper, while on the other side, their attacking flow doesn’t look good enough to beat the 2018 World Cup, as France is at +800 to win the title in Russia with just Brazil and Spain ahead of them on the favorites list.
Players to Watch
Christian Eriksen is a key player in this Denmark squad where almost everything depends on his creativity in the middle of the park. We haven’t seen much from the talented winger Pione Sisto so far, so he could be a potential surprise for the Blues in this one.
The forward duo Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe look like the most dangerous part of this France team, as both these guys can create chances on their own, while the Blues need more from their midfielders, particularly from Paul Pogba.
Betting Trends and Latest Odds
- Denmark is unbeaten for six games in a row
- All these six encounters were ended in the under of 2.5 goals
- Denmark is at +8000 to beat the 2018 World Cup
- Denmark is a +200 underdog to reach the Quarter-Finals
- France won four out of the last five games along with one stalemate
- France kept the net intact in two out of these five tilts
- France is a -250 favorite to reach the last eight
- France is at +300 to play in the Final
Just a few days ago, France was at -167 to beat Denmark, while now the odds are at +125, as bookmakers are expecting a draw that would satisfy both sides. Likewise, the bookies don’t expect more than two goals in the total, as they are looking for a 1-1 or a nil-nil draw in this one.
Nobody likes the situations like this one, but some bettors will certainly try with a couple of wagers – one on a draw, and one on the Blues, as it’s hard to expect that Denmark could beat France, considering their performance in the previous two rounds. I would rather pass on this one, but if I have to, I would put my money on the Blues, while the bettors can look through all lines and odds on BetDSI Sportsbook.
The Pick: France (+125)