France v Australia Prediction & Betting Tips – World Cup 201814th June 2018 / lee
France v Australia World Cup 2018, 16th June – 11.00 p.m
(Full time: 0:1 – goals: Griezmann 58′ (P), Pogba 81′ – Jedinak 62′ (P) )
France, who are one of the tournament favourites, make their entry to the competition on Saturday. This will be a game which France are expected to manage comfortably, however, Australia have just put together a couple of good results in warm-up games. Our France v Australia predictions suggests that the Socceroos may be able to make life difficult for the Europeans in this Group C action.
France v Australia Betting Odds*
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on 16th June, 2018 at 6.48 p.m.)
France v Australia Betting Tips
This is a game which France are expected to win and to win comfortably at that. On the weekend though they were a little bit rattled by the USA who held them to a 1-1 draw in Lyon. Since the start of September last year, France have only lost one game of ten played, winning six of those. They have a great squad they have tremendous depth in it, but one area of concern is going to be their defence which has managed only one clean sheet in their last six fixtures. So that is something that could hinder them down the line at the 2018 World Cup. In France v Australia betting tips there is a tempting price of 7/4 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 11 at 6:30 p.m.) for both teams to score. It actually may just be worth flutter because Australia have been finding the back of the net regularly in recent games.
France’s Antoine Griezmann is the 10/3 odds* (betting odds taken on June 11th at 6:11 pm) first goalscorer favourite for the match and he is one of the hot favourites to win the Golden Boot at the tournament. France have some fantastic attacking power in their ranks and they are fortunate to have the quality to come off the bench later in the game, which could be important in this one. France have scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight games, the draw against the USA on the weekend snapping that sequence. Looking at France v Australia betting tips, a draw/France half time full-time bet is at 5/2 odds* (betting odds taken on June 11th at 6:11 p.m.) and that is something worth considering.
Australia have their struggles in World Cup 2018 qualification, notably not winning their group and the massive struggle that they had against Syria in their play-offs. So when the draw for the 2018 World Cup was made it looked as if this would be an easier game for France, however, Australia have up their game a little bit. They are unbeaten in their last three games and completed their World Cup 2018 warm-ups with back-to-back wins over the Czech Republic and Hungary.
Those two wins followed a good solid draw that they earned against Columbia. So while there is no changing the prediction that the Socceroos are heavy underdogs for this game, their recent upturn in form suggests that they can frustrate early in the game. To be fair the Socceroos don’t look a major threat going forward, it will be hard seeing them get more than one goal on the board in this game. Australia won’t get an easy game in Group C having to go on to face Peru and then Denmark. A point out of this one would be a huge boost of confidence for them.
France v Australia Head to Head
There are not too much history between France and Australia as you would expect, the two nations having competed in just four previous games. France are 2-1 ahead from those previous meetings and only one of them was a competitive one which was at the 2001 Confederations Cup in which Australia sprung a 1-0 surprise on the French. The most recent meeting between them was a friendly in 2013 which France won 6-0.
Who will win – France v Australia Predictions
The French are blessed with enough quality in depth to find a way to pull through this one and get the victory on the board. Australia didn’t look much through qualification, but with their recent friendly results, they may be able to make a nuisance of themselves early on. Look for a draw-France half time-full-time option.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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