France vs Denmark – LIVE Reddit Soccer 03/06/2022
France has established itself as one of the top teams on the planet as it prepares to defend its FIFA World Cup title from 2018 later this year. The French also are looking to repeat as champions in the UEFA Nations League, and they begin that challenge when they host Denmark in their 2022-23 opener on Friday. France recorded five wins and a draw during the league phase of the 2020-21 competition before defeating Belgium 3-2 in the semifinals and Spain 2-1 in the final. The clubs last met in the 2018 World Cup where they played to a 0-0 draw. The teams are in Group 1 of League A in the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League along with Austria and Croatia. They all will play six games during the league phase, with four taking place in June and the final two in September. The Nations League Finals, which will feature the four group winners of League A, will occur in June 2023.
Kickoff at Stade de France in Saint-Denis is set for 2:45 p.m. ET. France is the -150 favorite (risk $150 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest France vs. Denmark odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Denmark is the +430 underdog. A draw is priced at +275 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Denmark vs. France picks or UEFA Nations League predictions, you need to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
The French were unbeaten during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, registering five victories and three draws. They recorded five clean sheets and surrendered a total of only three goals in the eight contests. France also was impressive in a pair of international friendly matches in March, outscoring Ivory Coast and South Africa by a 7-1 margin. Kylian Mbappe scored a pair of goals in the 5-0 victory over South Africa after registering five during World Cup Qualifying play. Antoine Griezmann led the French with six tallies in the Qualifiers and notched two assists in the friendly against South Africa. Olivier Giroud could be a factor for France offensively as he scored a goal in each of the squad’s two friendly matches in March.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
The Danes haven’t played France since the 2018 World Cup, but will face the club three times over the next six months, including twice in this competition. Denmark also is in Group D of this year’s World Cup with the French and will face the defending champions on Nov. 26. The Danes were impressive in their last match, a 3-0 victory against Serbia in an international friendly in March.
Christian Eriksen scored one of the goals in that triumph and will be a key player for Denmark on Friday. Joakim Maele also tallied against Serbia and shared the team lead during the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers with five goals. Also tallying five times was Andreas Skov Olsen, who added three assists to finish tied for second on the club with Thomas Delaney.
The UEFA Nations League 2022-23 will start on Wednesday, June 1 with Poland locking horns with Wales in the opening fixture at the Stadion Wrocław.
The third edition of the UEFA Nations League will witness all 55 UEFA member nations take part in the tournament with 16 top-ranked teams in League A competing for the third UEFA Nations League title.
France are the defending UEFA Nations League champions, having defeated Spain 2-1 in the final last year. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal were the inaugural champions of the tournament as they beat the Netherlands in the summit clash.
France will host Denmark in matchday 1 of UEFA Nations League 2022-23 at the Stade de France while Italy will take on Germany at Stadio Renato Dall’Ara in Bologna.
The biggest clash of the opening matchday will see Spain lock horns with Portugal at the Benito Villamarín in Seville.
All the teams in the UEFA Nations League 2022-23 are divided into four separate leagues – A, B, C, D.
Each league comprises 16 teams with every group featuring four teams each. League D has seven teams with four in one group and three in the other.
League A features the top 16 ranked European teams, who will vie for the title. Each group winner makes the finals, which will be played in a knockout format.
Similarly, teams from the other Leagues will be playing for promotion to the higher tier for next year or to avoid relegation to the lower division.
France begins the defense of its title when it hosts Denmark on Friday in the opener of the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League for both squads. The French won the second edition of the competition in 2020-21, when it posted a 2-1 victory over Spain in the final, while Denmark finished with a seventh-place ranking. The teams are grouped in League A Group 1 along with Croatia and Austria, and each team will play four matches in June and a pair in September to conclude the league phase. The Nations League Finals, which will feature the four group winners of League A, will take place in June 2023.
Green knows France is the reigning World Cup champion and is well-stocked offensively. Two of the squad’s top threats are Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann, while Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud also provide a punch. Griezmann led the French with six goals during the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers while Mbappe added five tallies before scoring twice in the squad’s 5-0 triumph over South Africa in an international friendly on March 29.
The expert also knows Denmark will be looking to send a message as it also will be grouped with France in the World Cup and face the defending champions in that tournament on Nov. 26. The Danes have a great playmaker in Christian Eriksen and several dangerous scorers such as Joakim Maehle and Andreas Skov Olsen. Both players recorded five goals during World Cup Qualifying while Maehle tallied in Denmark’s 3-0 victory against Serbia on March 29 in an international friendly.
Green has taken an in-depth look at the France vs. Denmark matchup and locked in his best bets. We can tell you he’s leaning Under on the goal total, and he’s provided two best bets, one on a side and another plus-money prop, plus a full breakdown of this 2022-23 UEFA Nations League opener. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks and analysis before making any selections of your own.