FIFA World Cup 2022
France vs Australia
Al Janoub Stadium, Qatar
With the FIFA World Cup 2022 starting formally, we have France taking on Australia at the Al Janoub Stadium in Qatar. Going in the contest, France stands out as the favorite to win and is currently standing 4th in the standings. The upcoming game between the two is likely to be an exciting one, as the last time these two sides played, France won 2-1. However, before the final whistle, France has multiple injury-related problems, which are likely to cause a disbalance in the team. On the other hand, Australia made it through to the World Cup round after winning against top teams in the pre-qualifiers.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
France - Defending Champions in Action (LWLDD)
With Raphael Varane missing out on the big starting game, France might be on the back foot. Moreover, they are coming off a defeat against Denmark (2-0), which was even an unexpected follow-up. Though France is coming off an exuberant UEFA Champions League, it has several internal problems which need to be handled by Didier Deschamps. Among the areas of concern is also the unavailability of Karim Benzema, who is expected to miss out on the whole tournament. Even though their only victory in their last six games was a 2-0 home victory over Austria, France still commands a healthy amount of respect as the defending champions. However, history is not on their side as they attempt to become just the third team after Brazil and Italy.
Expected Opening Lineup for France
Lloris; Pavard, Upamecano, Konate, Lucas Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud
Australia - Can Andrew Redmayne Repeat his Individual Performance (WWWWW)
Going in the match, Australia will be considered the potential underdogs, who can upset France in the very first match of Group D. With five back-to-back wins under the belt, Australia will be confident about upsetting the favorites and title defenders. The Socceroos defeated their Oceanic rivals 2-0 and 1-0 in two September friendlies, but Australia hasn’t scored from open play at a World Cup since Tim Cahill’s blazing goal against the Netherlands in 2014. Going in the contest, there’s much to learn and develop, whereas they will be missing out Martin Boyle due to bruised knee.
Expected Opening Lineup for Australia
Ryan; Atkinson, Wright, Rowles, Behich; Hrustic, Mooy, Irvine; Leckie, Duke, Goodwin
Expert Betting Tips
Though France is struggling through the injury period but is likely to counter-attack Australia and start its World Cup proceedings on a high. On the other hand, Australia is moving in with five back-to-back wins, but it’s likely to fall short of the attack and lose 2-0.
- France to Win for 1.30
- Total Under 2.5 for 2.14
- Correct Score 2-0 for 5.50