Match: France vs Australia
Competition: FIFA World Cup 2018 – Group C
Time / Date: 13:00h / 16th June 2018
Venue: Kazan Arena
One of the favourites of this World Cup France met a team that is maybe the weakest in Group C Australia in the first match this Sunday.
France vs Australia Match Preview
France has so far come close to expectations around their young squad, they reach the first place to qualify Group A ahead of Sweden and Netherlands. After three consecutive wins in friendly matches so far (3: 1) Russia, (2: 0) Ireland and (3: 1) Italy, Didier Deschamp and his players make surprisingly draw with the USA 1: 1 just before the World Cup.
Australia, on the other hand, had a difficult period in the Asian qualifiers and given the fact that they did not have many rivals there, after having finished third in Group B, they had to playoffs that give them a chance to came up here. After a 4-1 friendly loss away to Norway, Bert van Marwijk’s men reacted well with a 0-0 home draw against Colombia, and two straight wins against the Czech Republic (4-0) and Hungary (2-1).
France vs Australia Head to head (H2H)
These two nations have met each other three times, with France and Australia each getting one win, one draw, and one defeat for their troubles. The most recent was a 6-0 thrashing by France in a 2013 friendly.
France vs Australia Team News
I’m expecting Deschamp to use tactics with his two-star strikers Griezman and Mbape just behind Giroud, completing Kante, Pogba and Matuidi in the midfield. Many managers of this World Cup would take advantage of a large number of players that Deschamp did not take with him here and they would have performed great in every national team, that shows what a great election France has.
Lloris , Sidibe, Varane, Umtiti, Mendy , Kante, Pogba, Matuidi , Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud.
Australia may line up in a 4-2-3-1. The formation will give them two defensive midfielders to slow down the three-man France attack. We can expect from them counter-attacking football and that is why Cahil is expecting to come from the bench.
Ryan , Behich, Sainsbury, Jurman, Risdon . Luongo, Mooy, Rogic , Leckie, Juric, Kruse.
France vs Australia Stats and Streaks
- Australia are undefeated in 17 of their last 18 matches (FIFA World Cup).
- France are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 matches (FIFA World Cup).
- France have seen at least three goals in nine of their last 14 matches.
- 4 of last 5 for Australia have produced more than two goals.
France vs Australia Betting Predictions and Tips
In fact, this game is already over, France will have no problem winning here. Before the match with the United States, France scored at least twice in seven games in a row but allowed at least one goal in 5 of the last six games. Australia are also in good shape when we talk about goals, they scored in 7 of the last 9 games. That is why for me the best betting tip here is France to win & Over 2.5 Match Goals, while France to win & BTTS is the value bet.
-We can trust to Griezmann to score a goal here – Griezmann Any Time Goalscorer – 10/11 (@1.90) with 1xBet