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Denmark odds to win World Cup 2022: Predicted squads, route to the final, ranking & form

By Dean Smith

Denmark odds to win World Cup 2022: Predicted squads, route to the final, ranking & form

Published: 14:40, 21 September 2022 | Updated: 10:34, 23 September 2022

Can a resurgent Denmark team make their mark on the international stage at the Qatar 2022 World Cup? Get our Denmark betting preview here.

Denmark will be competing in their sixth World Cup, having made it to the quarter-final stage just once in their history in 1998. They finished as Group C runner-ups to eventual winners France four years ago in Russia, before being knocked out on penalties to Croatia in the last 16.

Betting market 888Sport Paddy Power Sky Bet
Denmark to win the World Cup 30/1  30/1  28/1
Denmark to reach semi-final odds 9/2 9/2 9/2
Denmark to reach quarter-final odds 9/5 9/5 13/8
Denmark odds to win Group D 13/5 13/5 5/2
Kasper Dolberg World Cup Golden Boot odds 100/1 100/1 N/A

Our recommended Denmark bet for World Cup 2022

Denmark have been put in a tough position at the World Cup, with no guarantee to win their group and tough opposition awaiting them if they don’t. And even if they do win Group D, the route to the final is too tough. A quarter-final appearance may be the best Denmark can hope for.

Denmark route to the World Cup 2022 Final in Qatar

Group stage fixtures

Fixture Stadium Date*
Denmark vs Tunisia Education City Stadium 22 November 2022, 1pm
France vs Denmark Stadium 974 26 November 2022, 4pm
Australia vs Denmark Al Janoub Stadium 30 November 2022, 3pm
*All times GMT

Denmark have been given an interesting group at the World Cup and will surely fancy their chances of reaching the knockout stages. Both Australia and Tunisia represent minimal threats and Denmark have recently beaten France in the Uefa Nations League.

Who could Denmark meet in the knockout rounds?

If Denmark were to win Group D they would face the runners-up of Group C, currently expected to be Poland, though Mexico will also be in with a chance. After that, the winners of Group B and runners-up of Group A will be the potential opponent, opening up the likes of England, USA, Netherlands and Senegal. There are no easy semi-finals in the World Cup and even if they win their group Denmark will have to face someone from the likes of Spain, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Portugal and Uruguay.

If Denmark win Group D Potential opponent
Round of 16 Poland
Quarter-Final England
Semi-Final Germany
Final Brazil

If Denmark don’t win Group D but still qualify, they’ll go to the other side of the bracket and take on Group C winners, expected to be Argentina. From there they will face either the Group A winner or Group B runners up, which again brings Netherlands, England, Senegal and USA into play. And again there is no hiding in the semi-finals. Neither route is fun for Denmark.

If Denmark come runners up in Group D Potential opponent
Round of 16 Argentina
Quarter-Final Netherlands
Semi-Final Brazil
Final England

Our predicted Denmark World Cup 2022 squad

Player  Position Age Club
Kasper Schmeichel Goalkeeper 35 Nice
Frederik Ronnow Goalkeeper 30 Union Berlin
Oliver Christensen Goalkeeper 23 Hertha Berlin
Simon Kjaer Defender 33 AC Milan
Andreas Christensen Defender 26 Barcelona
Jens Stryger Larsen Defender 31 Trabzonspor
Joakim Maehle Defender 25 Atalanta
Joachim Andersen Defender 26 Crystal Palace
Rasmus Kristensen Defender 25 Leeds
Alexander Bah Defender 24 Benfica
Victor Nelsson Defender 23 Galatasaray
Jannik Vestergaard Defender 30 Leicester
Nicolai Boilesen Defender 30 FC Copenhagen
Christian Eriksen Midfielder 30 Manchester United
Thomas Delaney Midfielder 31 Sevilla
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Midfielder 27 Tottenham
Daniel Wass Midfielder 33 Brondby
Mathias Jensen Midfielder 26 Brentford
Philip Billing Midfielder 26 Bournemouth
Christian Norgaard Midfielder 28 Brentford
Martin Braithwaite Forward 31 Espanyol
Kasper Dolberg Forward 24 Sevilla
Andreas Skov Olsen Forward 22 Club Brugge
Mikkel Damsgaard Forward 22 Brentford
Yussuf Poulsen Forward 28 RB Leipzig
Andreas Cornelius Forward 29 FC Copenhagen

Denmark players to watch at this year’s World Cup 2022

Denmark top World Cup Golden Boot contender –  Kasper Dolberg

Denmark aren’t really blessed with a big name goalscorer but the hope is that Kasper Dolberg will be able to shoulder some of the responsibility. The 24-year-old is now plying his trade in Spain with Sevilla, on loan from Nice, but is yet to start for the La Liga side. Dolberg did enjoy himself at Euro 2020, scoring three times as Denmark reached the semi-finals, including a brace in the 4-0 win over Wales in the round of 16. However, he hasn’t found the net since scoring in the 2-1 quarter-final win over Croatia, now six matches without a goal.

Denmark player to watch – Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen is Denmark and he will be key to the nation’s chances at the World Cup. After recovering from his heart issue, Eriksen returned to football earlier this year and starred for Brentford, letting his creative juices flow. Now at Manchester United, not much has changed for Eriksen and he continues to have the opportunity to pull the strings from midfield. Eriksen also made a goalscoring return to the Denmark team, netting two goals in his first two matches back in friendlies.

Denmark emerging player to look out for – Mikkel Damsgaard

Of the current squad looking likely to head to the World Cup, Denmark don’t necessarily have any emerging stars but Mikkel Damsgaard is certainly one for the future. The 22-year-old has played 16 times for Denmark since his debut in November 2020 and has already scored four goals, all coming in competitive action. After netting twice in qualifying for the World Cup (both goals coming against Moldova), Damsgaard scored twice at Euro 2020 including a wonderful free-kick against England in the semi-final. Used more as a substitute, Damsgaard will be hoping the World Cup can be his platform to shine.

Denmark tactical analysis & likely formation at the World Cup

Denmark have tested a few formations of late but they are all variations of a 3-4-3 and that is likely to be their go-to set up at the World Cup. The beauty of Denmark’s squad the 3-4-3 means they can have two wingers supporting a central striker, one attacking midfielder behind a strike partnership, or two inside forwards and a striker. These are only minor changes to a system but when tailored for the right opponents it can work wonders.

If Christian Eriksen is starting, it’s likely to be a 3-4-1-2, with Eriksen as the No.10, protected by a more central midfield partnership of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and one other – Thomas Delaney is an option. The attacking width is provided by the wing-backs, Joakim Maehle and Rasmus Kristensen or Jens Stryger Larsen, while a back three sits secure in front of Kasper Schmeichel. Andreas Christensen in the back line is the outlet to start the attacks, distributing the ball to the midfielders.

Denmark FAQs

Where are Denmark in the Fifa world rankings?

Denmark are currently 10th in the world rankings, a position they have held since June, moving up after their good run of results in the Uefa Nations League.

Who is the Denmark manager?

Kasper Hjulmand is the Denmark manager and has been since replacing Age Hareide in August 2020. In 32 matches in charge so far, Hjulmand has seen Denmark rech the semi-finals of Euro 2020 as well as qualifying for the World Cup, winning 22 of his 32 matches (eight defeats).

Who is the current Denmark captain?

Simon Kjaer is the Denmark captain, first donning the armband in June 2016 and later officially replacing Daniel Agger as skipper following the former Liverpool man’s retirement.

How many times have Denmark won the World Cup? 

Denmark have been European champions but they have never won the World Cup. Their best ever finish came in 1998 when they reached the quarter-finals, finishing second in their group behind France and beating Nigeria before losing 3-2 to Brazil.

How many times have Denmark competed in the World Cup?

This will be Denmark’s sixth appearance at the World Cup, and just the second time they have been in back-to-back tournaments after 1998 and 2002.

Who has scored Denmark most goals in World Cup tournaments?

Jon Dahl Tomasson has scored five goals at World Cups, more than any other Danish player. Four of his goals came at the 2002 World Cup with another one in 2010.

Which player from Denmark has the most World Cup appearances?

Martin Jorgensen has made more appearances than any other Denmark player, playing 11 times across three tournaments.


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