France vs Australia Predictions and Match Preview

France vs Australia World Cup 2022 Predictions

France vs Australia
FIFA World Cup
Date: 22 November 2022, Tuesday
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Al Janoub Stadium (Al Wakrah).

Defending World Cup champions France lock horns with Australia in their opening game for 2022 edition.

  • Australia have lost five of the last six games at World Cups
  • France are the reigning champions
  • Kylian Mbappe is the top scorer of Ligue 1 this season

The reigning champions are dangerous up front

France begin their World Cup adventures with the clash against Australia on Tuesday evening at Al Janoub Stadium.

Didier Deschamps’ men enter the tournament as one of the main title candidates once again despite missing some important players through injuries.

They have a star-studded attacking line with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, and Ousmane Dembele.

You can never underestimate the reigning champions, regardless of their sloppy UEFA Nations League campaign when they came third in the group with Croatia, Denmark, and Austria.

Australia reached the World Cup after two playoffs

Australia needed two separate playoffs to book their tickets to Qatar. They came only third in Group B of the Asian WC Qualifications, behind Saudi Arabia and Japan.

The Aussies then dispatched United Arab Emirates 2-1 in the Asian playoffs to secure the qualification for the inter-continental playoffs tie where they eliminated Peru on penalties after a goalless draw in the regular time.

If we count two friendlies against New Zealand in September, Graham Arnold’s men did not concede a goal in three successive matches.

However, this will likely change after this clash against France who are at least two classes above all rivals Australia have faced in the last several years.

France vs Australia Prediction

These two teams met each other four years ago in Russia, also in the group stage when France won 2-1. We expect an easier job for Les Bleus this time around knowing that Australia have fairly limited options in the final third.

France to win to nil is the way to go at the odds of 1.83. We also like the 1.90 odds offered for their biggest star Kylian Mbappe to score anytime here. Those who like the correct score punts can try with France to win 2-0 at the 6.50 odds.

France vs Australia Betting Tips
France to win to nil @ 1.83
Kylian Mbappe to score anytime @ 1.90 odd
Correct Score: France 2-0 @ 6.50 odd

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