2022 FIFA World Cup Group D Preview

By Rex

Ahead of the massive kick-off happening in Qatar this year, Group C features a mixed pool of talent and uncertainty. There’s a battle brewing between two legendary forwards Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski. Meanwhile, Mexico is locked and loaded for a run to a team-best finish beyond the Round of 16. With that, fans look forward to teams progressing through the stages, and Nitrobetting covers the details, soccer odds, and other notable information in Group C.

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France

  • 2022 FIFA World Cup Odds: -278

Didier Deschamps continues his journey as Les Bleus’ head coach. It’s his tenth year with the French national team and the 53-year-old will try to bounce back from a disappointing UEFA Euro 2020 run that ended in the Round of 16, losing to Switzerland in penalties.

Needless to say, it’s worth noting that Deschamps will have a better and more mature Kylian Mbappe in his squad. The 23-year-old is on course to becoming the nation’s all-time leading goalscorer, overtaking Thierry Henry in the process. The Paris Saint-Germain forward already has a World Cup trophy in his portfolio on top of 54 caps.

A stacked lineup with superstars like Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, N’Golo Kante, and Benjamin Pavard means the core team remains relatively untouched since their 2018 victory. This should fare well for the two-time World Cup winners and two-time European champions.

Denmark

  • 2022 FIFA World Cup Odds: +260

Making its sixth World Cup showing since its first in 1986, there’s plenty of hope for Denmark to sneak past the first round despite being grouped with France. One of the biggest stories here is Danish star forward Christian Eriksen. The then-Tottenham player suffered a cardiac arrest during an international game against Finland. Less than two years later, he returned to the pitch wearing his nation’s national colors and will play Tunisia in his fourth FIFA World Cup tournament.

This is likely Eriksen’s last shot at a title, so you would expect something special brewing. Head coach Kasper Hjulmand will utilize his services alongside field players Thomas Delaney, Philip Billing, and Yussuf Pulsen, with Kasper Schmeichel in goal. As second favorites of Group D, Denmark has a solid shot at booking a spot in the knockout stage.

Tunisia

  • 2022 FIFA World Cup Odds: +1400

The nation is yet to find its way past the group stage in five World Cup appearances. We expect this one to be tougher than ever as they take on 2018 champions France. However, the crowd might swing to the underdogs with a large local community of Tunisians in Doha and thousands set to make the trip to Qatar. The Eagles of Carthage have experience playing in Qatar and even reached the semi-finals of the Arab Cup last year.

It’s a different story for their World Cup endeavors. There’s a lot to be desired for head coach Jalel Kadri and his squad. It’s been a while since they won their first World Cup match in 1978, and it took four decades to get their next win in the tournament when they beat Panama in Russia in 2018. Nonetheless, the uncertainties of the international competition make Tunisia a great sleeper pick.

Australia

  • 2022 FIFA World Cup Odds: +1900

The Australia men’s national soccer team makes its sixth World Cup admittance since first appearing in 1974. The Socceroos are expected to have a tough time against European powerhouse teams France and Denmark. They trail Tunisia on paper and are major underdogs in Group D. However, it’s difficult to overlook a team that can produce surprising results.

Team captain Matthew Ryan and head coach Graham Arnold have high hopes for the side. Having a relatively youthful pool of players means fresh energy for the team. There are several Bundesliga, Premier League, and A-League players in the lineup, which provides a nice diverse selection. Ultimately, Australia will hope to upset the two favorites and snatch a strong victory over Tunisia.

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