Denmark vs France
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On the final matchday of League A Group 1 in the UEFA Nations League, Denmark will host France, whose goal is to escape relegation to League B. Both teams are vying for a spot in the Finals.

Last time out, Kasper Hjulmand’s squad fell 2-1 to Croatia, while Les Bleus defeated Austria 2-0 before their Sunday trip to Copenhagen.

Team News


  • Denmark did not suffer any new injuries in the loss to Croatia. Therefore, Hjulmand is sure that Jesper Lindstrom will be available.
  • Meanwhile, Martin Braithwaite was handed the chance to lead the line against Croatia but lasted only 59 minutes, so Kasper Dolberg will have a gleam in his eye when France comes to visit.
  • Mikkel Damsgaard and Rasmus Kristensen are among Hjulmand’s possibilities for wide areas due to the short turnaround, while Eriksen will seek his 40th goal for the national team.


  • In France’s victory over Austria, Jules Kounde and Mike Maignan were both forced off due to injury. The former suffered a thigh injury and the AC Milan goalkeeper suffered a calf problem. Conversely, Denmark’s roster is at full strength.
  • William Saliba and Alphonse Areola, who came off the bench to replace the pair in midweek, should now be recruited into the starting XI, while Dayot Upamecano and Alban Lafont should settle for positions among the substitutes.
  • Youssouf Fofana and Benoit Badiashile garnered praise for their efforts against Austria, and despite the little recovery period, Didier Deschamps should start a similar lineup given Les Bleus’ dire need for a victory.

Possible Lineup

Denmark: Schmeichel; Andersen, Christensen, Kjaer; Kristensen, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Maehle; Eriksen, Damsgaard; Dolberg

France: Areola; Saliba; Varane; Badiashile; Clauss; Tchouameni; Mendy; Griezmann; Mbappe; Giroud

Prediction Analysis

If Thursday night’s performance is any indication, France’s summer troubles appear to be a thing of the past, and despite their ongoing injury crisis, they remain loaded with good defensive alternatives.

An in-form Eriksen is always capable of making things happen for Denmark, who have fond memories of their most recent meeting with Les Bleus, but Deschamps’ resolute defense should come to the fore as the Mbappe-Giroud duo works their magic to ensure that their nation will remain in League A, effectively ending the hosts’ hopes for glory.

Our Prediction is Denmark 0-1 France