Reigning world champions France got their World Cup title defence off to a promising start with a 4-1 win over Australia and next face Denmark in Group D on Saturday.

Having suffered back-to-back defeats to the Danes already this year, Didier Deschamps’ France might well be eyeing up some revenge when they take on the Scandinavians at Stadium 974.

France vs Denmark Betting Tips

  • France Half-Time / Full-Time @ 9/5
  • #PickYourPunt – Any player to take a penalty @ 15/2

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Injuries were not kind to France in the build-up to the World Cup, with the likes of N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba and Karim Benzema all missing the major tournament due to fitness issues.

France’s fortunes have not bettered since they made the trip to the Middle East, with left-back Lucas Hernandez suffering an anterior cruciate ligament tear against Australia.

Bayern Munich’s Hernandez will now miss the remainder of the competition and is set to be replaced by his brother and AC Milan star Theo Hernandez in the starting XI.

Deschamps will also have to do without Kingsley Coman due to a hip issue, but Manchester United defender Raphael Varane is in contention to start after recovering from injury to be on the bench against the Socceroos.

Denmark have not been without their injury woes either, with Thomas Delaney ruled out of the rest of the World Cup with a knee issue suffered in the goalless draw with Tunisia.

Danish boss Kasper Hjulmand has no other fresh injury concerns ahead of the showdown with Les Bleus.

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France Half-Time / Full-Time @ 9/5

After defeats to Denmark both home and away in the Nations League this year, France will feel like they have a point to prove against Hjulmand’s side.

Kylian Mbappe and Oliver Giroud made a dangerous combination up front for the French last time out and expect the pair to be a threat from the off.

Despite going behind against the Socceroos, France led at half-time and full-time in their opening game and are 9/5 to do the same again on Saturday.

Denmark will expect to make life more difficult for France than the Australians managed but Les Bleus should have enough quality over the 90 minutes to secure a win to take them through to the last 16.

#PickYourPunt – Any player to take a penalty @ 15/2

Penalties have been a running theme through the early stages of the World Cup in Qatar.

An impressive nine penalties were awarded in the first 16 games of the competition, with seven of them scored and only Robert Lewandowski of Poland and Canada’s Alphonso Davies seeing their efforts saved.

With the amount of attacking talent on show for both France and Denmark for this encounter, it would be no surprise to see a defensive error made inside the box.

Referee’s don’t seem to need a second invitation to award a penalty at this World Cup and another spot kick in this game is available with #PickYourPunt at 15/2.

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