Denmark had a great EURO 2020, which is one of the reasons Denmark, although they’re an underdog, has gained some attention to win this fall’s World Cup. At +2800, Denmark isn’t on the level of a favorite like France, Brazil, or Argentina. But odds makers are giving Denmark plenty of respect. Keep reading for a FIFA World Cup Odds analysis, why the Danes will move to the next round, why they won’t, and where Denmark finishes in their group.
Denmark Soccer Betting Analysis and their 2022 FIFA World Cup Odds
2022 Qatar World Cup
- When: Nov. 21 – Dec. 18
Denmark Odds to Win World Cup
Although +2800 suggest the Danes have no shot, oddsmakers have made Denmark the tenth choice to win the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
The nine teams in front of Denmark are the top nine squads in the world: Brazil, England, France, Spain, Argentina, Germany, Belgium, Portugal and the Netherlands.
Denmark offers lower odds than Uruguay, Croatia, Switzerland, Senegal, the United States and Poland. Based on Denmark’s squad, the Danes offer fair odds.
But although the odds are fair, it doesn’t mean World Cup handicappers should jump on Denmark. Don’t forget that just eight nations have won the World Cup: Brazil, Germany, Italy, which didn’t qualify, Argentina, France, Uruguay, England and Spain.
The Danes will have to break with history to win the 2022 WC. The odds are fair, but they’re not so fair that we should be willing to back Denmark to do something no other nation outside of the elite eight has done.
Why Denmark will move to the next round
Most nations don’t have a goal to win the World Cup. Most countries, especially those like Denmark, want to make it to at least the Round of 16.
Based on Denmark’s group, the best team in Group D is France, and how they performed at the EURO 2020 in 2021, Denmark should have no trouble scoring a spot in the knockout stage.
Why Denmark won’t move to the next round
The team that won EURO 2020 last year, Italy, didn’t qualify for this year’s World Cup. Not only that, but this Denmark squad is much different than the one that performed so well at the EUROs.
Christian Ericksen suffered a heart attack in the fist match at EURO 2020. Ericksen is okay, but there’s no way he’s as dominant at this year’s World Cup as he has been in the past.
Without a doubt, Ericksen is Denmark’s best player. So without him, the Danes could struggle.
Final Analysis – Will Denmark move to the knockout stage?
Yes, Denmark could step onto the pitches at Qatar and flub. But the Danes are a solid group. Even if Ericksen isn’t at his best, Denmark should find a way to get past Tunisia and the team that draws in after the IC Playoff.
The team that draws into Group D will be Australia, UAE, or Peru. Denmark should have no trouble beating any of the three.
If Denmark concentrates on playing France to a draw, or losing by just a goal, they will have an easy path to the knockout stage. The Danes won’t beat the French and win the group, but they will finish second and move to the knockout stage.