France set for slender victory over Denmark

    France vs Denmark - 26/11/2022

    France set for slender victory over Denmark
    24/11/22 3481

    France will be looking to cement top spot in World Cup Group D when they face Denmark at Stadium 974 on Saturday.

    On Tuesday, the defending champions kicked off their 2022 campaign with a dominant 4-1 victory over Australia.

    Meanwhile, Denmark were held to a goalless draw by Tunisia in their opener. Despite controlling large spells of the game, the Danes failed to claim all three points.

    France found themselves a goal down after just nine minutes against Australia. However, they managed to score two goals in each half to cruise to victory.

    Adrien Rabiot equalised before Olivier Giroud gave Les Blues the lead. Kylian Mbappe made it 3-1 midway through the second half before Giroud netted his second of the game.

    France enjoyed 63% possession against the Socceroos and also racked up 23 shots, seven of which hit the target. Meanwhile, Australia managed a solitary attempt on target.

    Having lifted the trophy back in 2018, France are now unbeaten in their previous eight World Cup games. Needless to say, that is not good news for Denmark.

    As for the Danes, they dominated their opening game against Tunisia – registering 62% possession and 11 shots.

    However, the Red and Whites missed several goalscoring opportunities and also had a late penalty claim turned down after the referee had consulted the VAR monitor.

    Let’s not forget that Denmark claimed two wins over France in the Nations League earlier this year, securing a 2-1 victory in Paris before sealing a 2-0 win on home soil.

    When you look at the bigger picture, the Danes have lost just four of their previous 16 encounters across all competitions.

    Head-to-head: As we already touched on, Denmark have won each of their last two matches against France.

    It is worth pointing out, however, that France have only lost three of their past ten meetings with the Danes – picking up six wins in the process.

    Team news: France defender Lucas Hernandez will miss the rest of the World Cup after sustaining an injury in the first game. He is likely to be replaced by his brother, Theo, in Saturday’s starting XI.

    Denmark are expected to stick with the midfield trio of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Christian Eriksen and Thomas Delaney, although Mikkel Damsgaard will be pushing for a start.

    Although Denmark beat France on two occasions earlier this year, Les Blues will be confident of beating the Danes following a dominant victory over Australia.

    Forebet predicts that both teams will score on Saturday. However., France are likely to outscore Denmark and claim all three points.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    2 - 1
    1.80 3.40 4.75 no no no
    2 - 1(0 - 0)
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