France (@1.75) vs Australia (@2.15)

Our Prediction:

France will win

France – Australia Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 04:00

They followed that with three straight wins: seeing off West Indies thanks to some hostile fast bowling from Jofra Archer and Mark Wood; beating Bangladesh courtesy of Jason Roys 153; and thrashing Afghanistan after Eoin Morgan smashed 17 sixes to score 148.Last time out, however, chasing just 233 to beat Sri Lanka at Headingley, England could only muster a disappointing 212 all out in 47 overs despite Ben Stokes being left stranded on 82 not out.

The Socceroos made it to the World Cup finals for the first time back in 1974, but they failed to make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament in Germany. In 2006, though, the Australians did well to advance to the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup, but eventual champions Italy proved to be a big catch for Guus Hiddinks troops. Australia are a member of the Asian Football Confederation as they left the Oceania Football Confederation in 2006.

France team news vs Australia

France is favorite but if Ozzie survive first half, then anything is possible. There is one really important thing to notice. To reach first place, they had to beat teams such are Sweden, Netherlands and Bulgaria. Australians do not possess great technique but they are hard working crew. Kinsmen of Asterix and Obelix lately changed formation to more offensive 4-3-3. On the other side, endurance is questionable because they concede in second part of the game on the regular basis. France have really strong attackers and they expect a lot of them. After those matches, France played seven more friendlies of which they lost only one. France scores more often in first half of the match which only confirms that physical strength is on their side. France finished their Euro qualifiers in first place with seven wins, two draws and only one defeat. In six of those seven games France scored at least two times. Competition was really strong.

Benjamin Mendy has started two of Frances three pre-tournament games at left-back, but Lucas Hernandez was preferred for the win against Italy and could get the nod to face Australia after coming off the bench against the Americans. Benjamin Pavard stepped off the bench to provide the assist for Kyllian Mbappes goal, while Ousmane Dembele had already replaced Olivier Giroud at that point. After having to come from behind to draw with USA last time out, a few of Frances key selection decisions are likely to have been settled for Didier Deschamps in that game.

This month, they won 4-0 against the Czech Republic Mathew Leckie scoring twice and then left it late to beat Hungary in their final warm-up game, courtesy of a stoppage-time own goal in a 2-1 win. After sealing World Cup qualification with a Mile Jedinak-inspired 3-1 win against Honduras, Australia team have played four friendlies and won the most recent two. A crushing 4-1 defeat in Norway was first up in March, despite Jackson Irvine giving the Socceroos the lead, but defensive pride was restored with a goalless draw against Colombia.

France vs Australia Betting Tips

Australian defenders played really well and they managed to keep their sheet clean in eight games. They finished Asian qualifiers successfully with only one defeat in eighteen games. Stars of the team are football veteran Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric and Tom Rogic. Even worse was the fact that they conceded three goals in every game. They were in group together with Spain, Netherlands and Chile and they lost all three games. Since then, Australia improved significantly. Kangaroos are underdogs in duel with Roosters and their best chance is to play defensively and hope for the best because in open play they will be overran. Last one was something that everyone would like to forget as soon as possible. The best results, Australia showed when they played 4-4-1-1 but their manager still chooses 4-2-3-1 on occasion and that tactics proved to be bad for them. Australia has new chance to play in World Cup.

Since losing 3-2 to Colombia in March a match they were leading 2-0 after Olivier Giroud and Thomas Lemar scored France have beaten Russia, Republic of Ireland and Italy and, last time out, drew 1-1 with the USA. Against Russia, Kyllian Mbappes double and Paul Pogbas goal secured a 3-1 win, while it was Giroud and Nabil Fekir who got their pre-tournament schedule off to a winning start in a 2-0 defeat of Ireland. In Nice, France then beat Italy 3-1 with Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele in the goals after Samuel Umtitis early opener, before Mbappes late equaliser confirmed a draw with the USA in their final warm-up match. France have lost just one of their last 12 matches, and go into the game against Australia on the back of four matches without defeat.

France kick off their World Cup campaign with a match against Australia and they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturdays football game against the Socceroos. Despite being regarded as hot favourites to win EURO 2016, France eventually suffered a loss to Portugal in the final of the tournament in their homeland. Didier Deschamps, though, remained in charge of the French national team and the experienced tactician and his men certainly want to go all the way at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The Australians will, as always, rely on veteran Tim Cahill against France, but seeing that the Socceroos failed to impress in the qualifiers, we predict les Tricolores will emerge triumphant in their World Cup opener. A man to watch in Didier Deschamps team will be Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann, who helped los Rojiblancos beat Olympique Marseille in the Europa League final.

France vs Australia Bet

This squad has plenty of top-class players in the team, all of whom seem capable of winning the games on their own. Of course, the manager isnt the only person responsible for their good performances. He led this team to the quarter-final of the World Cup 2014 and the final of Euro 2016. First of all, Didier Deschamps became their manager in 2012. But, the times have changed quite a lot since.