Day 3 of the world cup brings us the champions from the last cup against Australia, which had trouble reaching the World Cup. French players are pretty confident in their team, and it seems like they will have an easy win here, but bad statistics follow countries that were victorious 4 years ago.
Statistics show that the majority of teams that won the previous cup won’t even reach the semi-finals in the next one, and some of them can’t even leave the group stage. Something similar might happen with France because they already had only 1 victory in the last 6 matches. Keep reading for FIFA World Cup Odds, analysis, and a free pick for France versus Australia.
2022 FIFA World Cup Betting Analysis: France vs Australia Group A Matchup
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Australia isn’t a very consistent team because of all the wins, losses, and draws they had until reaching the Cup. They scored more goals in their last matches compared to France, which only scored 5. The Australian team won’t have a huge setback when it comes to injuries, and they will definitely be ready for France.
On the other hand, a huge handicap for the French team is the muscle injury of Karim Benzema. This brilliant player did an amazing job in 2021, leading Real Madrid to the Champions League title. He would be the captain, but that title will most likely take Hugo Lloris.
France vs Australia Lineups
Hugo Lloris will be on the goal line for France, and closest to him will most likely be Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez, and Pavard. Because Karim won’t play this Cup, we might have Fofana, Camavinga, Tchouameni, and Griezmann in the middle, while Dembele and Mbappe would go forward.
Mat Ryan is going to defend the Australian goal, and Aziz Behich, Nathaniel Atkinson, Harry Souttar, and Kye Rowles will be 4 defenders. Their starting lineup will be 4-3-2-1, including Aaron Mooy, Ajdin Hrustic, and Jackson Irvine in the middle and Awer Mabil, Jason cummings, and Martin Boyle forward.
Besides France and Australia, Tunisia and Denmark are also in group D. Besides France, there isn’t a clear favorite in this group, and a lot can be expected from other teams against France because everyone is looking forward to playing against the previous champions. Most professionals assume that France will finish first, Denmark should be in second place, Australia in third, and Tunisia in fourth place.
France vs Australia Predictions
Every World Cup comes with a lot of predictions, even from sources that are not related to the sport. One program that made predictions from the last year and got everything correct did it again, and it doesn’t see France in the finals. So, Australia might have some chances, at least to get a draw, but knowing how Mbappe and Dembele are hungry for goals, this might not be the right time for Australia to take on France.
Even if most people think that France will destroy them in the first game, there aren’t too many goals being scored in the World Cup. Another important thing to mention is that the weather is against the players that are not used to these temperatures.