Our betting analysts at Ace Football preview the World Cup round 2 game between France and Denmark and offer team news, stats, facts and the best betting suggestions for the match.
France go up against Denmark on Saturday in their second outing in the World Cup group stage.
Following the first round of the World Cup group stage, France are number one in Group D with three points, while Denmark have one point as number three. Whereas Les Bleus sit as number 4 in the FIFA world ranking, the Danes arrive on Saturday as number 10.
France are heavy favourites with the bookmakers to top their group and have enough quality in their ranks to also reach for the final of the World Cup. Denmark look well-placed among the favourites in the World Cup. Getting through the group should be a formality, and thereafter anything can happen.
World Cup table overview: France vs Denmark
France could not have wished for a better start to their World Cup campaign. They absolutely annihilated Australia and will be brimming with confidence before their upcoming match after their 4-1 win. Defensively, Denmark put up a strong performance in their opening game at World Cup against Tunisia, but offensively more is needed. Still, there have been other coming champions who opened their campaign with a goalless draw.
Team Form: France vs Denmark
France added two wins to their account in their three most recent outings, as they beat Austria by 2-0. Their next match left them empty-handed in a 2-0 defeat against Denmark, followed up by a 4-1 win against Australia. Les Bleus were able to win five of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing two of the games. They suffered defeat in three of these outings.
In their last three matches, Denmark lost 2-1 against Croatia, won 2-0 against France, and drew 0-0 with Tunisia. The Danish Dynamite claimed five wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. They endured defeat in four of the games in this run.
Betting stats and facts for France and Denmark
Here are some stats and facts that might be useful for betting on the upcoming match between France and Denmark. The facts are based on the data from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all competitions.
- France have scored in 25 of the last 27 matches
- In 8 of the last 10 France matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 5 of the last 6 France matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- France have conceded in 6 of the last 7 matches
- France have not won 5 of the last 7 matches
- In the last 8 Denmark matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 4 of the last 5 Denmark matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- Denmark have not lost 6 of the last 8 matches
- Denmark have scored in 7 of the last 9 matches
In-form players: France vs Denmark
Andreas Skov Olsen shows decent form right now for Denmark, as he has scored two goals in his last six games. The visitors need more from him, though, when facing France, who are strong favourites on Saturday. Siding with Olivier Giroud also looks like a nice prospect as he has scored six goals in his last six matches.
Popular markets: France vs Denmark
France claimed all three points five times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing two along the way. They endured defeat in three of the games in this run. Denmark have won five of their last 10 games, while drawing one and losing four in this series of matches.
Both teams to score
France scored the first goal of the match in five games from a possible ten. Denmark scored the opening goal in four of a possible ten games. Both teams have scored in the last 4 consecutive away games Denmark played. Of the previous 10 outings, France scored the opening goal five times, whereas their opponents were first on target in four of their last 10 games.
France saw over 2.5 goals in four of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.8 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals appeared in five of the last ten matches that Denmark played across all tournaments. They scored 1.4 times on average in the process.
Suggested bet: France vs Denmark
The match between France and Denmark should be an interesting one to watch and play some bets on, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this World Cup game.