Denmark National Team FIFA World Cup Betting

Denmark National Team World Cup Betting

Denmark National Team FIFA World Cup Betting

It’s good news for France that Denmark is in its group. The French won the World Cup in 1998 and 2018 with the Danes in their group, and the two countries finished atop the standings in the Group Stage. However, the Danes would like some of that good fortune to rub off on them this time. Denmark has never advanced further than the quarterfinals at the World Cup, and the 1992 European Championship winners would love nothing more than to emulate their miracle run 30 years ago.

Manager: Kasper Hjulmand

Nicknames: The Red and Whites, Danish Dynamite

Confederation: UEFA (Europe)

FIFA Ranking: 11 (March 2022)

Denmark World Cup Betting Odds

To Win Group D: +300

To Win 2022 World Cup: +3350

*Odds as of May 4, 2022

Denmark Group Stage Schedule

Denmark vs. Tunisia, Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 8 a.m. ET, at Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan (FS1)

France vs. Denmark, Saturday, November 26, 2022, 11 a.m. ET, at Stadium 974 in Doha (FS1)

IC Playoff 1 vs. Denmark, Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 10 a.m. ET, at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah (FS1)

History at the World Cup

Appearances: 6 (first in 1986)

Best Result: Quarter-finals (1998)

Denmark is a nation of under six million people, so the Danes don’t have the luxury of having a deep domestic talent pool. The Red and Whites didn’t qualify for the World Cup until 1986, but they were one of the surprise teams of the tournament with wins over Scotland, Uruguay, and West Germany in the Group Stage. They took a 1-0 lead just before halftime against Spain in the Round of 16 but then fell apart, conceding five goals in 46 minutes in a blowout loss.

This small country was unable to qualify for the World Cup in either of the next two cycles. The Danes had their best showing yet at the 1998 World Cup in France though. They hammered Nigeria 4-1 in the Round of 16 before losing a 3-2 thriller to Brazil in the quarterfinals.

We saw Denmark qualify for the knockout rounds at the 2002 World Cup. The Danes were drawn in a group with France once more, and they knocked off the French and Uruguay to win the group. Unfortunately, they were blown out 3-0 by England in the Round of 16.

The Danes didn’t make it out of the Group Stage again until 2018. They used their stout defense to earn results in all three of their Group Stage matches, beating Peru and drawing Australia and France. That set up a meeting with Croatia in the Round of 16, and there were no goals after both sides scored in the first four minutes. The match went to penalties where Croatia edged out Denmark on its way to the finals.

What to Watch

All eyes will be on Christian Eriksen after what we saw at the European Championship last year. Eriksen collapsed on the pitch midway through the first half of Denmark’s match against Finland and went into cardiac arrest. He had to immediately be transported to the hospital, and the Danes were clearly shaken by his departure. Fans and teammates alike were elated when Eriksen was finally able to return to the pitch for international play earlier this year. He is the leading active goal scorer for Denmark with 38 goals in 111 matches and is the catalyst on offense.

Kasper Dolberg and Yussuf Poulsen are two of the other forwards to watch. Dolberg is starting to come into his own, while Poulsen did a good job trying to replace Eriksen’s impact last year.

Denmark is led from the back though. Center back Simon Kjaer is the captain with 19 matches to his credit, and he is joined by Andreas Christensen, Mathias Jorgensen, and a few others. Additionally, Kasper Schmeichel has overachieved in goal for the Danes, and the long-time Leicester City goalkeeper is hoping for glory one last time.

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