World Cup Match 38: Denmark v France

The final Group C clash will take place at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium where the already qualified France taking on a Denmark side that just needs a draw to advance to the Round of 16.

Stats

What’s their current form?
France scored a lucky win over Australia in their opening game, when an own goal by the Australian’s handed France a 2-1 win. They then struggled in their 1-0 win over Peru.

Denmark worked hard to overcome Peru 1-0 in their first game and hung on grimly for a 1 all draw against a fast finishing Australian side.

Lineups
Denmark: Schmeichel; Dalsgaard, Kjaer, Christensen, Larsen; Schone, Delaney; Poulsen, Eriksen, Sisto; Jorgensen.
France: Lloris; Mendy, Varane, Rami, Pavard; Kante, Pogba, Tolisso; Mbappe, Lemar, Griezmann.

Any interesting facts I should know?
France has lost just once in their 13 games this season. They’ve had 5 wins and a draw since then. Denmark’s 1 all draw with Australia was the first time they’ve conceded a goal in their last 6 games.

What should I be betting on?
Given the form of the French and the desperation of the Danes, this could end up a draw.

Wolf’s Prediction

A draw would be enough to see both sides through to the knockout stages but as we have seen in the past, momentum is everything in tournament football. It is the reason why The Wolf believes that France will be playing to win. Few would be aware that coach Deschamps organised a trial game between matches in order to give his other squad players game time. It means that we will almost certainly play his best XI – great news for Socceroos fans. France also have a dominant record against the Danes, winning 6 of the last 7 encounters between the two nations. It has been a less than impressive start from France and The Wolf says that they will use this encounter to find their best football prior to the start of the knockout stages. The Socceroos will get their chance to progress.

Recommended Bets

Best: France WIN ($2.10)
Other: HT/FT – Draw/France ($4.80)
Value: 1st & Last Goalscorer – Antoine Griezmann ($13.00)


FAQ’s

TV channel, kick-off time, betting odds, tips, live stream and team news

What time is kick off? The game starts at 5pm (local time) on June 26. In Australia, kick-off will be at midnight on June 27th.

What TV Channel is it on and can I live stream it? In Australia, the only network with live broadcast rights is SBS. SBS Radio will also cover games that aren’t broadcast. Optus Sport in Australia will broadcast every game live as well via live streaming, however it will be available to subscribers only.

What’s the team news and who’s injured? France are fully fit, while Denmark will be without Kvist for the rest of the World Cup, who has returned home, nursing injured ribs.

Who’s the referee? Not yet announced.

What happened the last time they played each other? There have been 13 games between these nations, with the French winning 8 games to 4, while 1 match has been drawn. France has won all of the last 3 clashes, the most recent being a 2-1 victory in late 2015.

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