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International Friendly | Sunday 11 October | Copenhagen | 20:45




France will take on Denmark in Copenhagen on Sunday in an international friendly. Les Bleus have won five of their last six meetings including two on the spin. The Danish Dynamite’s last victory against France came in the 2002 World Cup which they won 2-0. Their last meeting came in March this year when France ousted the Danes 2-0 in Saint-Etienne.


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To Win (90mins)
Denmark 22/10
Draw 23/10
France 12/10

Denmark



Denmark have won just twice from their last five friendly matches with three defeats which came against Turkey (1-2), Romania (2-0) and France (0-2). The Danish Dynamite will be hoping to avenge those defeats, but their record against France does not bode well.

Coach Morten Olsen will look to the likes of Christian Eriksen and Nicklas Bendtner to lead the team to victory. A genius on the ball, with the eye and the skill to pick out even the toughest of passes, matched with the ability to score as well, Eriksen has truly come to be one of the best playmakers in the game. In attack.

Denmark will rely on Bendtner to rattle France’s defence and score the goals that win the game. Bendtner not only scores goals but is strong, makes good runs and has a powerful aerial presence. With the creative talent of Eriksen providing chances for Bendtner, Denmark will have goalscoring opportunities.



France


Coach Didier Deschamps has endured a period of both ups and downs this year given that France have already suffered defeats at the hands of Albania, Belgium and Brazil in international fixtures. Les Bleus have responded to that last lacklustre defeat against Albania in June by moving on to beat Portugal and Serbia at home. Despite the victories, some sections of the French support have criticised a number of players, including Olivier Giroud who was booed off in the country's most recent victory over Serbia last month.

With very little pressure on his shoulders prior to the tournament, Deschamps will mainly be focusing on figuring out his best eleven before the start of the competition next year. The coach has a plethora of options to choose from in midfield and at the back, although questions still need to be answered going forward. Giroud does not seem to be a fan favourite at the moment, and Deschamps has since called Alexandre Lacazette and Anthony Martial to see exactly what they can bring to the table. 

As it stands, it looks likely that Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema will form part France's preferred forward line for the tournament. Les Bleus will want to keep their fans onside with a high-scoring demolition, but Deschamps will more likely be interested in seeing his charges implementing his tactics properly ahead of the Euro 2016 tournament. Many of the current Les Bleus men will still feel they have a point to prove to Deschamps ahead of the Euro 2016 tournament, and that detail alone could spell trouble for the Danes. 

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Betting Verdict: France 12/10
France have a very good record against Denmark and will rely on their world class players to build on it. Les Bleus are solid defensively and lethal offensively. Back France to win at 12/10. 

Written by Chadley Nagel for @Hollywoodbets. Follow them both on Twitter and Facebook now!