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France was a favorite to defeat Denmark at the Luzhniki Arena in Moscow on Tuesday, June 26, but over 78 000 of spectators were left disappointed as the match ended 0-0. The Blues failed to cover the +0.5 spread, while the game went well under 2.5 goals. Didier Deschamps’ side secured the top spot in the group, while Age Hareide’s men got what they need to progress to the Round of 16 as the second-placed team in the Group C.
The most boring duel at the World Cup so far produced no excitement in the opening 45 minutes as Denmark didn’t even attempt a single shot on target, while France had a couple of half-chances through Olivier Giroud and Ousmane Dembele. The teams continued to play in the same fashion in the second half and the fans at Luzhniki Arena were angered with what they saw from the sides that finished in the first two places in the group. Not even one goal-scoring opportunity occurred in the second 45 minutes as we witnessed the worst match at the World Cup. The punters who saw this coming and bet on a draw at +175 are probably the only ones happy with the outcome, as well as the ones who bet on under 2.5 goals at -200.
France’s chances to win the World Cup are +800, which means that they are still considered as one of the favorites to lift the trophy, while the Blues are +137 to make it to the semi-finals. On the other hand, Denmark is +8000 to win the World Cup, while the Danish Dynamite is +1000 to reach the semi-finals.