High Stakes in Copenhagen
Before the start of the current edition of the UEFA Nations League, France was among the betting online favorites to win it. Well, that’s not going to be possible as Les Bleus no longer has a chance to finish atop Group 1 of League A. However, they can’t afford to lose, either. Otherwise, they could be relegated to League B, which would be very embarrassing.
As for Denmark, the Red and Whites still have a chance to advance to the Final Four. They must defeat France and expect Croatia not to win against Austria.
Let’s check the latest UEFA Nations League picks, stats, injury reports and UEFA Nations League odds for Denmark vs France. We’ve plenty of UEFA Nations League predictions for you to consider.
Denmark: Great Midfield
Midweek, Denmark visited Croatia and lost 2-1. We recommended you include the draw in your soccer picks, but Lovro Majer’s goal at 79 minutes ruined it. So close. Anyway, what did happen is that the Red and Whites put up a good fight led by Christian Eriksen. In fact, he was the one who scored.
Besides Eriksen, Denmark’s midfield includes Thomas Delaney, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Andreas Skov Olsen, and Mathias Jensen. In other words, we’re talking about pure talent. Except for Jensen, all play for a club competing in the UEFA Champions League. That’s common when it comes to powerhouses, but Denmark isn’t a powerhouse.
The Red and Whites sit second with nine points, one less than Croatia, the only team that has been able to beat them (twice). That’s why they can’t even afford to draw. Their other home game was against Austria and they won it 2-0 with goals scored by Jonas Wind and Skov Olsen.
That was one of their six victories over their last seven home games, in which they scored 16 goals and allowed only two, finishing with a clean sheet five times. That makes the home side a really tempting underdog, especially at +260.
France: Kylian Mbappe’s Team
Kylian Mbappe may refuse to take photos with the team, but there’s no doubt that, on the field, he’s top-notch. Midweek, France played host to Austria and won 2-0. Mbappe scored the opener while Olivier Giroud sealed the deal. Both scored in the second half.
Thanks to that result, Les Bleus depend only on themselves to remain in League A. All they have to do is defeat Denmark. If they draw or lose, they will need some help from Croatia.
The good news is that they’ve plenty of resources to get the three points. Mbappe leads an attacking unit that includes Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, and Christopher Nkunku. Besides Giroud, of course. That’s pure dynamite.
That’s why, despite sitting third, France dominates the Las Vegas odds thanks to a +115 price. Plus, let’s not forget that we’re talking about the reigning world champions, who haven’t lost in their last 16 road games. Like Mamma used to say, always respect the elders and champions.
Denmark vs France Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 16
- Denmark Victories: 6 (30 goals)
- France Victories: 8 (21 goals)
- Draws: 2
The first leg between these two was in June. Denmark came from behind to pull off the stunner at Stade de France with a 2-1 victory. Karim Benzema scored the opener for the home side, while Andreas Cornelius saved the day for the visitors with a brace.
Before that, they collided in the Group Stage of the 2018 World Cup, which France won. However, the game finished with a goalless draw. Les Bleus won 2-1 the last time they met in Denmark (2015).
Denmark vs France Game Information
- Date: Sunday, Sept. 25
- Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
- Location: Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Denmark vs France Live stream: fubo.tv
Denmark vs France Betting Lines
|Denmark||+½ -145||+260||2½ +105o||½ -210o
|France||-½ +115||+115||2½ -135u||1½ +125o
Denmark vs France Prediction
On paper, France is the better team, but Denmark’s chemistry is extremely good and the Red and Whites are considerably better when playing at home. Plus, Martin Braithwaite regained some confidence by recently scoring his first goal with Espanyol. That being said, and considering what’s on the line, our soccer betting recommendation is to go with the draw. With no chances of advancing to the Final Four, France will be more focused on remaining healthy for the WC.
Score Prediction: Denmark 1, France 1