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After failing to advance past the league phase of the 2018-19 UEFA Nations League, France went unbeaten in the next competition to take home the championship. The French recorded five wins and a draw against their group rivals before edging Belgium 3-2 in the semifinals and Spain 2-1 in the final to capture the 2020-21 title. The reigning FIFA World Cup champion, France begins defense of this crown when it hosts Denmark in its opener of the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League on Friday. The French settled for a 0-0 draw against Denmark in the last meeting between the squads in the 2018 World Cup group stage. 

Kickoff at Stade de France in Saint-Denis is set for 2:45 p.m. ET. France is the -185 favorite (risk $185 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in the latest France vs. Denmark odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Denmark is the +550 underdog. A draw is priced at +290 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Denmark vs. France picks or UEFA Nations League predictions, you need to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has broken down the France vs. Denmark matchup from every angle and just locked in his picks and UEFA Nations League predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Denmark vs. France: 

  • France vs. Denmark over-under: 2.5 goals 
  • France vs. Denmark money line: France -185, Denmark +550, Draw +290 
  • FRA: The French have allowed just one goal during their five-game winning streak 
  • DEN: The Danes have surrendered six tallies over their last three contests

Why you should back France

Denmark will have its hands full on Friday as there is no shortage of firepower on the French team. Antoine Griezmann led France with six goals during 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying play and has recorded a total of 42 while representing his homeland. The 31-year-old also notched an assist during the qualifiers and picked up two in France's 5-0 victory against South Africa in an international friendly on March 29.

Kylian Mbappe also was a force in the World Cup qualifiers, scoring five goals while adding a pair of assists. The 23-year-old has tallied in each of his last five outings with the French national team, amassing a total of nine goals during the streak while also posting an assist in each contest. Olivier Giroud scored in each of France's two friendly matches in March and enjoyed success against Denmark in two friendlies in 2015, netting both goals in a 2-1 victory in October after scoring once in a 2-0 triumph seven months earlier.

Why you should back Denmark

The Danes haven't played France since the 2018 World Cup, but will face the club three times over the next six months, including twice in this competition. Denmark also is in Group D of this year's World Cup with the French and will face the defending champions on Nov. 26. The Danes were impressive in their last match, a 3-0 victory against Serbia in an international friendly in March.

Christian Eriksen scored one of the goals in that triumph and will be a key player for Denmark on Friday. Joakim Maele also tallied against Serbia and shared the team lead during the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers with five goals. Also tallying five times was Andreas Skov Olsen, who added three assists to finish tied for second on the club with Thomas Delaney.

How to make France vs. Denmark picks

Green has analyzed the Denmark vs. France match from every angle, and he is leaning under on the goal total. He also provides two confident best bets, one on the side and another one a plus-money prop. He's only sharing his expert UEFA Nations League picks at SportsLine.

So who wins France vs. Denmark? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Denmark vs. France, all from the European soccer expert who has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.