France vs. Denmark Bet Builder Tips: Back this Mbappe inspired 14/1 bet builder on Saturday
France kicked off their quest for World Cup glory with a dominant 4-1 win over Australia in their first Group D clash and they can book their place in the last-16 on Saturday with a win over Denmark, who stuttered to a 0-0 draw with Tunisia in their opening game. Our in-house tipster has taken a look at the 4pm match and picks out an eye-catching 14/1 bet builder...
Having trailed 1-0 to Australia thanks to an early Craig Goodwin goal, France were eyeing down the barrel of another shock defeat at this World Cup, but unlike Germany and Argentina the former winners of the event bounced back from adversity with aplomb as a brace from Olivier Giroud and goals from Kylian Mbappe and Adrien Rabiot handed Didier Deschamps' men an easy 4-1 win.
Giroud joined Thierry Henry in the record books as the joint top goalscorer in French football history with his two goals and with Karim Benzema on the sidelines the current AC Milan frontman will be the focal point for most attacks.
Hot favourites for the win on Saturday at around 4/5, France will not only have the presence of Giroud leading the line, but in the aforementioned Mbappe they have a real superstar of his era and he terrorised the Australian defence at times in the first match, and the PSG star is sure to be given the ball in wide areas at any moment.
Much of Denmark's clash with Tunisia was made about Christian Eriksen, who was returning to tournament football for his country after a frightening experience at the European Championships last season, and while the Manchester United midfielder was the class act in the Danish side they lacked significant attacking edge in the final third against a stoic Tunisian defence.
Likely to be defending for most parts, Denmark will still fancy their chances of qualifying from the group, as they will be favourites against Australia next week, but they are 4/1 chances to bag a shock win here and it's hard to see them landing the three points.
The draw is available at 11/4 and that could be Denmark's best hope by trying to frustrate the French, but with such star performers within Deschamps' side then it's hard to not see France making it two wins out of two and boosting their World Cup hopes with a win.
France v Denmark Bet Builder Tips
Kylian Mbappe produced an excellent performance in the win over Australia, as not only did he get a goal during the 90 minutes, but he was a constant threat in attack with his sheer pace and driving nature in the final third.
Already a clear 8/1 favourite for the Golden Ball crown at the end of the tournament and an 8/1 second favourite in the Golden Boot betting, he can boost his claims for both accolades with a goal in 90 minutes on Saturday afternoon.
Currently a 6/4 chance with bet365 to score at anytime, the 23-year-old, who has 12 goals in 14 Ligue 1 appearances this season, Mbappe can help ignite another easy win for the French and he can secure at least his second goal of the tournament in what should be another big platform for him to show his talents on.
The second part of the bet builder also involves Mbappe and the Danish defender that could be handed the unenviable task of trying to keep the French rocket quiet is Rasmus Kristensen, and the 5/1 with bet365 for him to be shown a card during the 90 minutes is too good to miss.
He was booked in the first half of their clash with Tunisia, so while a booking would keep him out of the third qualification match, he's going to have his work cut out dealing with Mbappe's pace and he could quite easily time a few tackles wrong during the game.
The Leeds defender has already picked up four yellow cards in the Premier League this season, so is not adverse to getting stuck in and he could well look to make his presence felt in the early stages of the game.
Adding the Mbappe anytime goal with the Kristensen anytime card, you can get a tasty 14/1 with bet365, which looks a cracking bet for a game that should be a really thrilling encounter at the weekend.
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