Following the match between Portugal and Spain, the next genuine contender to win the World Cup will be in action in the game between France and Australia. This match will take place on the 16th June at the Kazan Arena. On this day a couple of game will take place, for example, the game from the Group C, between Peru and Denmark. You can read Peru vs Denmark Betting Tips here.
With Peru and Denmark also in this group, France should have little trouble in qualifying for the Round of 16 but will want to do so as group winners. Australia know the result of this match will not have a huge impact on the rest of their tournament but if they can take something, it would be a huge bonus. Can they handle the pressure? Read our France vs Australia predictions to find out.
|Statistics for last 10 matches ||France/Australia |
|Number of wins ||6/4 |
|Number of draws ||3/4 |
|Average scored goals per match ||1.8/1.4 |
|Average conceded goals per match ||0.9/1.1 |
|Failure to score matches ||1/3 |
|Team form (last 5 matches) ||LWWWD/WLDWW |
1. Latest updates
The situation of the French national team before World Cup is quite complicated. On one hand, they will have to manage themselves without Dimitri Payet, Alexandre Lacazette and Anthony Martial, valuable players. On the other hand, they have other talents all around a pitch like Mbappe as a forward and Kante and Pogba in midfield. Can coach Deschamps play his cards right and figure out the best formation for his team?
Team news for the underdog of the Group C - Australia, are not a surprise, they will definitely have a tough time leaving the group stage. Best players of the team are probably Tim Cahill and Mile Jedinak but they're both way over 30 y.o. right now. The player you should keep your eyes on his team's goalkeeper Mathew Ryan. Since he moved to Brighton this summer he showed he can make some great saves.
2. Favourites and odds
Clearly France are the stronger team going into this game and this is backed up in their betting odds of 2/11 with Bet365 to take maximum points.
The French will be looking to get over their defeat in the final of the 2016 European Championship on home soil.
However, they have not been great in the previous two World Cup tournaments, being eliminated in the group stage of the 2010 event and knocked out in the quarter-final four years ago.
Having made a stuttering start to 2018 World Cup qualification, France topped their group which contained Sweden and Netherlands, two teams which are considered stronger than their opponents in this match, Australia.
The Australian team had a long and arduous qualifying campaign and tasted defeat to Kyrgyzstan in the second round of qualifying.
Having made the third round, Australia were drawn with Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Iraq, and Thailand. They finished third in the group and were forced to play Syria in a playoff over two legs, winning 3-2 on aggregate before defeating Honduras over two legs, 3-1 on aggregate.
No one can say Australia have not worked hard to reach Russia but hard work can only get you so far in football and this match will be a massive test for a team who have struggled against much lesser opposition than France.
Australia are out at 14/1 to win this match with Bet365 and the drawn is available at 11/2. In truth, both results are highly unlikely.
3. France vs Australia predictions
In the previous World Cup, Australia finished bottom of the group, without winning a match and were comfortably defeated by Spain 3-0 in their final match. The French will be hoping for a similar score in this match and the 3-0 win for France is on offer at 5/1 with Bet365. If you want more betting offers, be sure to read an article about World Cup 2018 Betting Odds.
What are France vs Australia betting tips? Australia are sure to come out with a defensive attitude and sit back hoping to contain the talented French attack. If they are disciplined, they may frustrate France in the first half but with so many talented players at their disposal, France will eventually make the breakthrough.
Draw first half/France second half is 9/4 with Bet365.
Didier Deschamps has a wealth of talent at his disposal and there will be some top players missing out for France due their strength in depth this summer. However, players guaranteed a place on the plane if fit includes Hugo Lloris, Raphael Varane, N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann.
Having qualified for the World Cup, Australia lost manager Ange Postecoglou and he has been replaced by Bert van Marwijk. The Dutchman will be relying on Tim Cahill to get their goals at the age of 38, which sums up Australia’s chances in this game.
4. France vs Australia live streaming
There is still one question left. Where can I watch France vs Australia online? To be honest, you can do that in a couple of places. It's not certain, but it's probable that bookmakers like 1xBet or Bet365 will be live streaming the World Cup 2018 games.
What you need, to use the Live Streaming service at Bet365 is to be logged in and have a funded account or to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours. Read full T&Cs on their website.