The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is four weeks out and for soccer betting enthusiasts, gaining an advantage with the early betting lines is crucial.
The Qatar betting odds are available, so join us as we break down the best FIFA World Cup 2022 bets and predictions for Group D that will be contested by France, Denmark, Australia, and Tunisia.
World Cup 2022 Group D Teams and Odds
World Cup 2022 Group D Schedule
Tuesday, November 22
- Denmark vs. Tunisia (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 8 a.m. EDT)
- France vs. Australia (Al Janoub Stadium; 2 p.m. EDT)
Saturday, November 26
- Tunisia vs. Australia (Al Janoub Stadium; 5 a.m. EDT)
- France vs. Denmark (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; 11 a.m. EDT)
Wednesday, November 30
- Tunisia vs. France (Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan; 10 a.m. EDT)
- Australia vs. Denmark (Lusail Stadium, Lusail; 10 a.m. EDT)
Saturday, December 3
- Winners of Group C vs. Runners-up of Group D (Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Al Rayyan; 2 p.m. EDT)
Sunday, December 4
- Winners of Group D vs. Runners-up of Group C (Al Thumama Stadium, Doha; 10 a.m. EDT)
World Cup 2022 Group D Best Bets
Group D Pick: France Spread -1½ vs. Australia (-115) at BetOnline
Group D Pick: France vs. Denmark - Under 2.5 Goals (-113) at BetOnline
Group D Pick: Denmark Spread -1 vs. Tunisia (-125) at BetOnline
World Cup 2022 Group D Breakdown: France
The defending World Cup champions return to Qatar with hopes of successfully defending their crown.
As top-rated sportsbooks have placed France as the 2nd favorites to win it all, behind Brazil, the expectations from Didier Deschamps and his squad are as high as ever.
On paper, the French team is unquestionably the most talented, but winning just 1 of their 6 Nations League outings has presented a very beatable team in 2022.
Interestingly, Denmark defeated France twice during the Nations League, and the two are now positioned in Group D of the World Cup.
We have no concerns that France will dominate the likes of Australia, who simply don’t own the defensive talent to prevent an onslaught from the likes of soccer pick, Kylian Mbappe.
However, the Denmark fixture presents a level of intrigue, and the Danish squad could offer a third shocker of the year if France can’t fix their lackadaisical mentality.
World Cup 2022 Group D Breakdown: Denmark
Denmark is one of the strongest dark horses in the tournament. They set themselves up to play spoiler against the defending champions in Group D.
Not only did the Danes defeat France on two occasions during this year’s Nations League competition, but they also reached the Euro 2020 semi-final before falling victim to England in extra time.
Kasper Hjulmand has built a solid squad, and with the return of Christian Eriksen, Denmark has been on the up. Tunisia and Australia won’t be a match for the Danish team, but France will notably be out for revenge.
In what should be a battle for first place in Group D, we expect a level of hesitancy that will deliver a tight, low-scoring affair between Denmark and France.
World Cup 2022 Group D Breakdown: Australia
Australia hasn’t struggled to reach the World Cup competition in the past two decades, as the 2022 edition will be their fifth consecutive appearance.
A sneaky penalty shoot-out victory against Peru saw the Aussies book their ticket to Qatar 2022, but they’ll need a lot more than penalties to match their best performance to date, a Round of 16 placement in 2006.
After winning just 4 of their 10 World Cup qualifying games, the expectation for Australia is low, as they’re one of the lowest-ranked teams in the tournament.
Unfortunately, France and Denmark lay in wait, two teams they’re unquestionably going to struggle against.
World Cup 2022 Group D Breakdown: Tunisia
Tunisia’s best hope of finding three points in the World Cup’s Group D schedule is against Australia. Although the current rankings place them below the Aussies, we believe the Tunisian outfit is the stronger squad of the two.
That said, they’re no match for France or Denmark. The North African outfit boasted nine consecutive clean sheets before meeting with Brazil, who dominated them 5-0, perhaps an inkling of what the French and Danish will deliver in Qatar.
Tunisia has never reached the knockout stage in five World Cup appearances, and we expect this trend to continue in 2022.
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