France – Australia : Preview & Prediction
We are finally there, the Team of France will begin its 2018 World Cup! For months now, every football fan in France has been waiting for Saturday’s game against Australia. After a successful 2016 European Championship despite a sad final, the band Didier Deschamps has a rendezvous with his destiny in Russian lands, from the city of Kazan to that of Moscow. Among the favorites according to the various bookmakers of the globe, Antoine Griezmann and his teammates will first face Australians, Peruvians and Danes in the group stage, before, why not, achieve yet another epic grandiose.
Before all this, entry into the competition will be against Australia this Saturday from 12:00 on the lawn of the Kazan Arena. A meeting for which the Blues are widely favorites, of course, but it will not take lightly so far. We have seen it in recent days, everything is not perfect yet within the tricolor group, and especially as regards the defensive sector. Nothing dramatic, however, Hugo Lloris and his accomplices of the rear guard having demonstrated for a long time their experience of the highest level.
Against the Socceroos – nickname of the Australians – the French should thus be more serious and applied, either during the offensive phases or the defensive withdrawal. Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappé, Olivier Giroud but also Benjamin Mendy and Djibril Sidibé … the danger will come from everywhere for Australia, be sure. In these conditions, and thanks to the booster shot against the Americans in the last friendly (1-1), complicated to imagine another scenario that a victory of the Blues. All with the way?
In its last four preparation matches (Russia, Ireland, Italy, USA), France scored 2.25 goals on average.
However, the Blues have also conceded at least one goal on 5 of their last 6 games played. Australia could be inspired to add to the brand.
For its entry into the World Cup 2014, the Team France had validated the bet “France wins and +2.5 goals”, beating Honduras 3-0.
Sign or not, Australia had lost to Chile on the score of 3-1. Coincidence?
Mbappe, Griezmann, Giroud, Fékir, Dembélé, Thauvin … the offensive armada of the Blues impresses. Widely enough to crack the 36th nation in the FIFA rankings.
Didier Deschamps is a (very) experienced man: do not expect any complacency on the part of his players on Saturday. The French will give everything!
Australia has conceded at least once in 17 of its last 21 games .. Brazil (4 goals) and Germany (3 goals) have for example squirted the Socceroos. Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Iraq, Syria or Honduras and Norway have also shaken the ocean nets.
The France Team is better than Australia at all levels. This should be felt entering the Kazan lawn!
The France team knows the extreme importance of this first group game. The teammates of Captain Hugo Lloris should therefore be serious and applied, as to send a strong message to the competition in Russia. Despite quality players – Cahill, Leckie, Jedinak – Australia does not really have the means to support the comparison with the Blues in such a big event. The rating of “France wins and +2.5 goals in the match” is quite attractive in view of the context, our World Cup experts are looking to the latter for the first game of the Blues in Russia. Griezmann and company can do it a lot.
France – Australia : Betting Tips
France – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70