Group D of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar could be the most underrated of the eight groupings, and fans would be wise to not look past the quality in this group and decide that defending champion France is the only team worth watching or betting on.
All four teams in Group D are ranked in the top 40 in the world, with France and Denmark both ranked in the top 10. France is rightly favored to win the group, but the battle for the second spot and the right to advance will be a fierce one – especially after France, Denmark and Australia were all in the same group in 2018, too.
Sportsbooks will be updating their odds throughout the summer and into the fall, but for now, France is the favorite in Group D at -250.
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World Cup Group D Odds: To Win Outright
Odds as of July 15 at Bovada
World Cup Group D Odds: Odds To Advance From Group Stage
Odds as of July 15 at Bovada
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The No. 3-ranked team in FIFA’s world rankings as of July 15, there’s no doubt that France is the class of this group as the team with the second-best World Cup odds in the entire field.
The tactics of coach Didier Deschamps is the biggest question for Les Bleus as his ultra-conservative approach has consistently annoyed fans and bettors alike for years.
Still, the French are far too talented not to show well in this tournament and they are rightly large betting favorites to win the group and are overwhelmingly favored to be one of the teams to advance.
Led by world-class players Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann and others, France will be tough to beat at any stage of this tournament and is a legitimate threat to repeat.
They are an easy, though uninteresting, bet at -250 in World Cup Group D odds.
Currently ranked No. 10 in the FIFA world rankings, Denmark is an underrated nation in world football.
The Danes don’t have any household names but play an efficient style that propelled them to winning nine of 10 matches in qualifying, a semifinal berth in the 2020 Euros and to the Round of 16 four years ago after drawing with France in the group stage.
Denmark lost to eventual runner-up Croatia in penalties in the Round of 16 in 2018 and has a great chance to advance out of the group again. They are mildly interesting at +300 odds to win the group outright. If they can manage to draw with France again, the winner of the group could come down to goal differential.
In a group with France and Denmark (as well as Peru) in 2018, the Aussies failed to win a match but did play to a draw with Denmark.
Australia qualified for the tournament after sneaking by Peru in penalties to grab one of the last spots, and it’s hard to see them getting any further than that.
Now ranked 39th in the FIFA world rankings, the Socceroos will be in tough to make any noise in this group.
Currently 30th in the world, Tunisia has lots of World Cup experience, having now qualified six different times, though they have never made it out of the group stage.
Tunisia managed a win over Panama four years ago but was eliminated after losses to both England and Belgium in a tough grouping.
Tunisia’s slow-it-down style doesn’t make for the most exciting football match, but it can be effective on occasion as the strategy severely limits the opposition’s chances for goals.
Manchester United youngster Hannibal Mejbri will be a player to watch for the Tunisians, and we like them as a decent long-shot bet to advance at +250.
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