World Cup Group D Draw, Fixtures & Predictions

Starting on November 20, football fans around the world will be focused on the world cup. The hosts Qatar will open the tournament with a fixture against Ecuador. Here's a recap of the different World Cup 2022 groups

On the other hand, the holding champions start their adventure just two days later. France was drawn into world cup Group D together with Denmark, Tunisia, and Australia. Below, we will talk more about the draw, schedule, and predictions for Group B.

World Cup Group D Predictions

Group D is going to be one of the most interesting ones this year. Below you will read about some of the most interesting World Cup Group D predictions and picks. Remember to check the odds before placing your bet!

Tunisia vs France – Kylian Mbappe to score @ 3/4 (1.75)

We wouldn’t want to be in coach Jalel Kadri’s shoes at this moment. He has some difficult decisions to make and one of them is how to handle Kylian Mbappe. The French goal-scoring genius has been performing exactly how you’d expect – at a world-class level.

Everyone pegged France to lose points against Denmark in the last World Cup game. Kylian Mbappe had other plans in mind. He was the difference-maker in the game on the 26th of November as he once again pulled his country forward. It was a lovely 61st-minute goal that gave France the lead followed by an equalizer by Andreas Christensen in the 68th minute of the game.

All looked lost for France and Nations League flashbacks started to appear in front of Didier Deschamps. But the PSG star was brilliant once more. With a late 86th-minute banger, Kylian Mbappe gave the three points to Didier Deschamps on a silver platter.

Kylian Mbappe is leading the race for the top goal-scorer award at the World Cup with three goals. He will certainly do his very best to further boost his tally against Tunisia.

Australia vs Denmark – Denmark to win @ 13/25 (1.52)

Times are tough for the European giants. They couldn’t win against Tunisia and they lost against France. Well, Denmark was close to winning both games but “close” doesn’t mean squat at the World Cups. Against Tunisia, Denmark had 13 shots while the African team had only one shot on target. Denmark had more possession, more passes, and more pass accuracy. Yet, the result was a goalless tie.

The clash against France on the 26th of November wasn’t much different. Yes, France were hammering away the whole game long but they barely managed to scrape the victory. Denmark too had a solid 10 shots against Hugo Loris yet found the net only once. Denmark also had 52 % possession, 528 passes, and 86 % pass accuracy. The only thing that France had in abundance was goals.

But not all is lost for the Danish team. Kasper Hjulmand’s boys have the round of 16 in the palm of their hands. Tunisia isn’t going to win against France. That’s a sci-fi scenario. Australia are currently in 2nd place in Group D but if Denmark get the three points here, qualifying for the next round of World Cup games is going to come true. The Australians were somewhat lucky to snatch the three points away from Tunisia as Jalel Kadri’s players were the better ones on the field. Denmark have the quality, the desire, and the will to qualify for the next round. We are certain of their victory.

Team Matches Played Points

1. France

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2. Australia

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3. Tunisia

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4. Denmark

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World cup Group D predictions

In the world cup Group D, France and Denmark are strong favourites over the other two nations drawn with them in the group. Bookmakers expect France to finish first and Denmark to be runners-up. Still, we believe that surprises are to be expected because they always happen at major tournaments like the world cup. Below, we will mention the most popular betting predictions for Group D.

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This is a betting type where the punter can pick “Yes” or “No” on the question of which nation will qualify for the Round of 16 phases. Since France is a strong favourite, the odds for them to qualify are 1/50 (1.02). Denmark is expected to qualify through the group as well and is backed to do so at 4/7 (1.57) odds. FIFA rankings put Tunisia ahead of Australia but bookmakers are currently offering better odds for the Socceroos. Odds are at 9/4 (3.25) for Australia to progress while Tunisia is valued at 5/2 (3.5).

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One of the most popular bets for the world cup Group D is betting on who will finish first in the group. Les Bleus are favourites to finish first and the odds for that happening are 3/20 (1.15). Denmark is right there behind them as bookmakers expect them to finish first at 9/2 (5.50) odds. Australia and Tunisia are equal outsiders but most experts give the edge to Australia. So, the odds for them to finish first in the group are 49/1 (50.0) while Tunisia is valued at 29/1 (30.0).

World cup Group D draw

Back in April, the defending world cup champions were drawn into Group D joining a couple of familiar nations. World cup Group D holds France, Denmark, Tunisia, and Australia. Bar Tunisia, the other nations already met each other at the same stage during the last world cup. Back then France topped the group while Denmark was runners-up. Australia ended up finishing last but now they get a shot at redemption. Just like Australia, Tunisia is the outsider in world cup Group D. Still, these tournaments always come with surprises, and maybe the underdogs can create trouble for France and Denmark.

Les Bleus disappointed all their fans during the European Cup as they crashed out of the tournament quite early. As holding champions even more is expected from them in Qatar. They are among the favourites to top the group and reach the final. Denmark got far in the Euro Cup and they will be hoping to improve on that performance. Finishing 1st in the group stage is one of their goals as they can rival France. When it comes to Australia and Tunisia, most experts expect them to roll over when they play against the favourites. However, we believe that world cup Group D can give us more than a fair share of drama.

Group D schedule

Date
Match
Time (BST)

Tuesday, November 22

Denmark vs. Tunisia

15:00

Tuesday, November 22

France vs. Australia

19:00

Saturday, November 26

Tunisia vs. Australia

10:00

Saturday, November 26

France vs. Denmark

16:00

Wednesday, November 30

Tunisia vs. France

15:00

Wednesday, November 30

Australia vs. Denmark

15:00

The two teams that advance to the Round of 16 will play against the nations that finished top in Group C. A round-robin format is used to decide standings in the group. Each nation plays the other three sides in world cup Group D. Countries with the most points top the group but if they are equal on points, a tiebreaker comes into play. First, we look at goal difference and if that's equal too, we look at which side scored more goals.

World cup Group D review

France

Les Bleus return to the tournament as holding champions and they will do their best to retain the crown. Although, if we look at their Euro 2020 performance, France doesn't stand a chance. They crashed out in the Round of 16 against Switzerland and coach Deschamps almost got fired because of it. This might be the last chance for their great generation of players to win a major trophy. With Kylian Mbappe at his best, France can become only the third nation in football history to win a back-to-back world cup tournament.

World cup Group D

Their squad has the perfect balance of experience and youth. On top of that, Didier Deschamps has more than enough experience when it comes to major national tournaments. Les Bleus bounced back after that Euro Cup disaster by beating Spain in the UEFA Nations League final. Because of that, the world cup Group D favourites are expected to go far in the tournament. According to most bookmakers, only Brazil is ranked higher than France to lift the trophy come December.

  • FIFA rankings: Number 4
  • Titles: 2
  • Appearances (last): 15 (Russia 2018)
  • Qualification record: Group winners (5 wins; 3 draws; 0 losses)
  • Coach: Didier Deschamps
  • Star players: Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba

Denmark

We all remember the horrific scene that happened at the start of Euro 2020. Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest in their opening match against Finland. For a few minutes, it looked like the worst scenario is occurring but thankfully Eriksen pulled through. The whole Danish squad rallied behind him and ended up reaching the semi-finals of the tournament. Nevertheless, while everyone expected him to retire, Eriksen returned to the football fields. He joined Brentford and then this summer, Manchester United signed him. As one of the best players on the national team, Danish fans are extremely happy to have him back.

World cup Group D

Coach Kasper Hjulmand recalled Eriksen to the national squad and Denmark started a run of excellent results. They cruised through qualifying and topped their group by losing only once. Led by Eriksen, the Danish squad will hope to replicate their Euro 2020 performance. They might even challenge France for the top spot in the world cup Group D.

  • FIFA rankings: Number 10
  • Titles: /
  • Appearances (last): 6 (Russia 2018)
  • Qualification record: Group winners (9 wins; 0 draws; 1 loss)
  • Coach: Kasper Hjulmand
  • Star players: Christian Eriksen, Mikkel Damsgaard, Joakim Maehle

Tunisia

For the “Eagles of Carthage” this is a back-to-back world cup tournament. They needed a win against Mali in the last qualifying round to get there but what's important is that they made it to world cup Group D. Even though they are considered outsiders, Tunisia will try to reach the knockout stages for the first time in their history. After a disappointing performance at the African Cup of Nations, it looked like Tunisia won't be making it to the world cup.

World cup Group D

However, replacing the coach and handing the reigns to Jalel Kadri worked wonders and just months later, Tunisia qualified for the biggest football tournament.

  • FIFA rankings: Number 30
  • Titles: /
  • Appearances (last): 5 (Russia 2018)
  • Qualification record: CAF third-round winners (1:0 vs. Mali)
  • Coach: Jalel Kadri
  • Star players: Wahbi Khazri, Hannibal Mejbri, Ali Maaloul

Australia

The last nation in the world cup Group D is Australia and they took the long road to get there. After a great start to their qualification campaign, the Socceroos lost to Japan and Saudia Arabia and lost their chances of automatic qualification. They had to go down the playoff road which eventually ended great for them.

World cup Group D

First, they beat UAE in the Asian qualifying playoff and then overcame South American side Peru to book themselves a spot in Qatar. Sadly, the draw put them in a group where they are absolute outsiders. Nevertheless, Australia fought against the worst odds and came up victorious so maybe they can surprise everyone come November.

  • FIFA rankings: Number 39
  • Titles: /
  • Appearances (last): 5 (Russia 2018)
  • Qualification record: Intercontinental playoff winner (won on penalties vs. Peru)
  • Coach: Graham Arnold
  • Star players: Mat Ryan, Tom Rogic, Trent Sainsbury

FAQ

Which nations are part of the world cup Group D?

France, Denmark, Tunisia, and Australia are the four teams drawn into Group D.

Who are the favourites in Group D?

Les Bleus are the favourites to win the group and are among the top sides expected to win the tournament. Denmark is a favourite as well and they will most likely be runners-up. Tunisia and Australia are outsiders but they might surprise everyone.

Which nations are world cup favourites?

According to bookmakers, France is one of the two nations expected to reach the final of the world cup. Brazil is currently a front runner but England, Argentina, and Spain are also among the best sides that are expected to go far in the tournament.