In Group D’s group stage match on Tuesday, France will face Australia in a shootout at the Al Janoub Stadium scheduled for 2pm. Below we break down Tipico Sportsbook’s France vs Australia odds and produce our best World Cup bets, picks and predictions.
France are among the favorites to win it all, but they will miss Ballon d’Or F winner Karim Benzema, who will miss the entire World Cup. France still have the deepest composition and arguably the best player of the tournament F Kylian Mbappe. Other household names include F Ousmane Dembele and F Antoine Griezmann.
Australia enter this World Cup full of confidence after beating New Zealand 2-0 in their last game. Having 10 shots and a clean pass should prepare them to face the defending World Cup champions.
Being ranked 32nd in the FIFA rankings isn’t exactly good considering their opponent is ranked number 4. The Aussies should only have an 8% chance of winning against France, especially with an overall weak attack.
France 2, Australia 0
Silver Line (ML)
France is the best team and all these values are justified, and do not lead to interesting lines.
A draw (+520) isn’t a bad pick, but it would generally be safe to skip this game and look for value in the overall.
BET UNDER 2.5 (+115).
Australia have yet to play against a team with the talent and class of France. Australia should find possession very difficult due to France’s dominance in midfield.
Although they will be without their top goalscorer in Benzema, France have plenty of attacking weapons and should be able to break through, although an injury to M’s supplier Paul Pogba could hamper their attacking effectiveness.
On the other hand, many of Australia’s top talents, those who play in the EPL and other top leagues, come behind him.
Only one player, F Mathew Leckie also has more than 10 international goals. I wouldn’t expect them to be very successful in controlling or attacking. They have surpassed that total only twice in the last 7 games.