World Champions France are eager to make it two straight World Cup wins when they take on familiar foes Denmark on Saturday.
The French and Denmark squared off at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and it was actually the first barren draw of the tournament, setting a new record.
France kicked off their title defense with a thumping 4-1 victory against Australia to send them to the top of Group D.
Without Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema, Olivier Giroud stepped up with a brace to equal Thierry Henry’s France all-time scoring record of 51 goals.
Adrien Rabiot and Kylian Mbappe were also on target and they are looking for a sixth straight World Cup wins.
Denmark on the other hand carried on their barren nature with a labored 0-0 draw against Tunisia in their opening match.
A defeat for Denmark could leave them in a potentially vulnerable position with qualification not a guarantee.
Denmark have drawn each of their last 4 World Cup matches and could now become only the second side to do so if they can’t avoid a stalemate.
Is Giroud going to break the goal-scoring record and guide France to a win? Make your predictions here.
What time does France vs Denmark start?
The game kicks off at 7pm Kenyan time at Stadium 974.
France vs Denmark team news
Lucas Hernandez tore his anterior cruciate ligament in the match against Australia and is set to be replaced by his brother Theo Hernandez.
Raphael Varane is fit as well but is likely to feature from the bench as Dayot Umapecano and Ibrahima Konate start in heart of defense.
Thomas Delaney came off with a knee injury at half time against Tunisia for Denmark and has been ruled out of the tournament.
This may see Christian Eriksen go into a deep midfield role alongside Pierre Emile Hojbjerg.
The Denmark side is expected to remain more so the same as the one that lined up for the opening game.
France vs Denmark head to head
These sides have gone up against each other 9 times with France winning 5 times, compared to Denmark’s 3 wins.
Only one game has resulted in a draw, a barren one in 2018.
France vs Denmark current form
Both teams are on a similar run of form in their past 5 games, winning twice, losing twice and sharing the spoils in one other game.
France vs Denmark prediction
The World Champions are tipped as favorites to win the game, but it is not expected to have many goals.