Despite Kevin de Bruyne’s recent statements downplaying the competition, the UEFA Nations League is taken very seriously by most professional footballers.
Its importance was reflected in last year’s UEFA Nations League final between Spain and France. The two teams played their hearts out and when France eventually won, their celebrations showed just how much the Nations League meant.
That win was crucial for a French team that had lost some confidence after an underwhelming Euro 2020 performance.
Denmark performed better than France at EURO 2020, progressing all the way to the semifinals before losing 2-1 to England in extra time. While France has a clear talent advantage over them, they will not be pushovers, especially with Eriksen back to full fitness.
Read our France -Denmark match review below.
France vs Denmark H2H
The two teams have met seven times, with France dominating the matchup with 5 wins while Denmark has won one game. There has also been one draw in their H2H matchup.
France has fantastic form over their last five games. In that period, Les Blues have won their last five games, scoring 19 goals and conceding just twice (W-W-W-W-W). Denmark have won three games and lost twice over their last five wins. (W-L-L-W-W)
France vs Denmark Team news
There are no absences in the French squad except for Head Coach, Didier Deschamps, who had to return home after his father passed away.
Expected France Starting XI: Hugo Lloris. Lucas Hernandez, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe. Benjamin Pavard. N’Golo Kante, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Theo Hernandez. Antoine Griezmann. Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe. (3-4-1-2)
Christian Norgaard is injured and will miss this game. Apart from the Brentford midfielder, the Danish squad has no other absences.
Expected Denmark Starting XI: Kasper Schmeichel. Joakim Maehle, Jannik Vestergaard, Andreas Christensen, Daniel Wass. Thomas Delaney, Christian Eriksen, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Yussuf Poulsen, Kasper Dolberg, Andreas Olsen. (4-3-3)
France scored 17 goals in last season’s Nations League campaign, double Denmark’s tally of 8 goals.
The two teams conceded a similar number of goals over the same campaign. France conceded eight goals and Denmark conceded seven.
Despite the obvious talent disparity, France (47%) averaged less possession than Denmark (54.2%). Les Blues (440.9) also averaged fewer accurate passes than the Danes (465.0).
The French team has also been less disciplined than the Danish team. Denmark averaged fewer fouls (11 fouls) and received fewer yellow cards (6) than France who averaged 12.3 fouls per game and received 12 yellow cards. Neither side received a red card.
Kylian Mbappe and Christian Eriksen stood out for their respective countries last season with 4 goals each. How well both players play will determine which team wins this game.
France vs Denmark prediction
France to win @ 1.70
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.37
Over 7.5 corner kicks @ 1.40
*DISCLAIMER: Odds are subject to change
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