If you’re an England football team supporter, it’s likely that you’re both excited and terrified for the World Cup 2018. Whilst England are taking a strong team to Russia this year, our overall international history isn’t one of the finest around.
With that being said, many English football fans may have already thought about choosing an ‘insurance’ team. This is essentially the team you’re going to support once England drop out at some stage.
Alternatively, you may just be looking for which teams have a good chance of winning without being a seemingly obvious choice, allowing you to beat the bookies this summer.
Whatever the case, in this series of posts we’re looking at the 32 teams which have qualified for the World Cup 2018 in detail, and weighing up which are the best teams to back.
Whilst the odds on Denmark winning World Cup 2018 may seem slim at first, a deeper dive at the stats and predictions paints a different story. Read on to find out all about Denmark’s performance in the World Cup so far and where this leaves the Denmark World Cup odds 2018.
Denmark in the World Cup 2018 So Far
Denmark have had something of a mixed journey in the 2018 World Cup so far. Although they have, obviously, reached the main tournament, the qualifying stages weren’t the walk in the park the nation were probably hoping for.
In the qualifying group stage Denmark finished second, winning six of their ten games but ultimately losing out to Poland for the top spot. This meant they had to continue to the play-offs, where they played the Republic of Ireland.
The first game was a goalless event, yet the second leg brought five goals and therefore a win for the Danes, thanks in part to a superb hat trick from top player Christian Eriksen.
Now they’ve reached the group stages of the main event, could Denmark go all the way this year? The odds on Denmark to win World Cup 2018 aren’t the most appealing, but this does mean they’ve got some value to them.
A Brief History of Denmark’s World Cup Performances
The World Cup 2018 will be only the fifth time Denmark have participated in the event. Although the team have regularly entered the competition, they’ve often failed to qualify.
This means that there’s an excitement surrounding the team this year and fans of the team will surely be watching the Denmark World Cup 2018 odds carefully.
In the 2014 World Cup Denmark yet again failed to qualify, and in the 2010 event the team failed to advance from the group stages. In fact, Denmark are yet to beat their best performance which occurred in 1998, where they reached the quarter finals.
All, if you’re planning on backing odds on Denmark winning 2018 World Cup then you shouldn’t become too preoccupied with their history.
This year the team goes to Russia under the new management of Åge Hareide and with a strong show of talent from the likes of Christian Eriksen and the young Andreas Christensen.
Denmark World Cup 2018 Odds and Predictions
With just over a month to go until the World Cup gets under way, bookmakers all over the world are already offering several odds Denmark World Cup 2018 options.
By assessing these odds we can see if Denmark are worth backing and what would be a good wager to place.
Denmark Odds to Advance Out of Group Stages
Denmark will start off their tournament in Group C, which is proving to be an interesting group to keep an eye on. This means they’ll have to beat out France, Australia and Peru in order to progress. Of course, France are the favourites to advance in this group, but that does mean there’s plenty of value in backing the Danes to go through with them.
If Denmark can advance out of the group stages however, the odds for Denmark to win World Cup 2018 will definitely shorten, so getting your wagers in early is vital.
Odds Denmark to Win World Cup 2018
At the moment the betting odds Denmark to win World Cup 2018 still stand at around 100/1. Whilst this means that the bookmakers are deeming a Danish victory very unlikely, it does mean that this bet could be very lucrative if it pays off.
That being said, the odds on Denmark repeating their 1998 success and reaching the quarter finals are significantly better, so this could be the one to place.
Other Odds Denmark World Cup 2018: World Cup 2018 Denmark Fixtures
If you don’t fancy taking a risk with the Denmark to win World Cup 2018 odds, then the good news is that there are plenty of other appealing markets to wager on.
Aside from betting odds Denmark to win World Cup, you could also back a Danish player to be the top goalscorer of the competition. Christian Eriksen would be the obvious choice for this wager with his odds coming in at around 66/1 at the moment.
Alternatively, a punt on the son of the great Peter Schmeichel, Kasper Schmeichel, to win the Golden Glove prize for best goalkeeper wouldn’t be a bad move at all.
Kasper Schmeichel will be playing his first World Cup for Denmark, after enjoying success at Leicester City and so this could be much more profitable than wagering on odds Denmark win World Cup 2018 options.