Reigning World Cup holders France arguably have an even better squad this time around than they did in Russia four years ago, so there’s no surprise that many are backing Les Bleus to go all the way in Qatar.
Didier Deschamps’ side have quality all over the park, and unlike in 2018, they have Real Madrid veteran Karim Benzema to offer even more quality in the final third. Frankly, the French attack, with Benzema lined up with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, and Olivier Giroud, is frankly the best in world football, offering Deschamps a series of options, which he can call upon depending on both who his side is up against and what stage of the game France are in.
The clash between France and Denmark looks like being a very interesting one. The Danes proved in the delayed Euro 2020 finals that they are a very tough nut to crack, a team that is superior than the sum of its parts and one with plenty of heart.
This will make the match between the two a lot tighter than some may have initially thought, and creative talents like Christian Eriksen may well thrive in what is likely to be a free-flowing encounter.
Denmark beat France when they met in the UEFA Nations League in September and also defeated them when they played back in Paris in June; this may well mean that Kasper Hjulmand’s side have something of a psychological edge over their rivals, but will that be enough?
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France are, quite rightly, positioned as the second favourite with the 2022 FIFA World Cup betting odds, but that doesn’t mean they can’t stumble on their way to the title. We’ll go with a score draw in this one.