France welcome Denmark at the Stade de France on Friday for the UEFA Nations League kick-off for both teams. The pair are two of Europe’s top sides after the Danes have become one of the strongest continental forces in recent years, while the Blues remain world champions despite a disappointing Euros exit last summer. Didier Deschamps’ men are expected to finish top of Ligue A Group 1 but Kasper Hjulmand’s side will be keen on their chances in a group which also contains the threat of Croatia.
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How to watch and odds
Date: Friday June 3 | Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Stade de France — Saint-Denis, France
Television and live broadcast: fubo sports network (Access now)
Odds: FRA +130; Draw +190; DEN +230 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
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France: An early Nations League winner, the Frenchman is set to be competitive here again and Deschamps has named a few unknown faces in his squad as he tries to expand his talent pool ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year. However, he will not be on the sidelines for this one, after a family bereavement.
Denmark: The Scandinavians qualified for the World Cup in impressive fashion and are something of a continental darling given their impressive performance and the emotional bond formed with neutral fans last summer during a tough Euro campaign 2020.
Take: A short victory for France. Something like 1-0 or 2-1 seems fair to me, although a draw would not be surprising at all. Denmark are a formidable opponent while the French are always favorites when entering a game.