The Suncorp Stadium will be the stage for a FIFA Women’s World Cup quarter-final contest between Australia and France on Saturday.
Both teams are chasing a first-ever World Cup semi-final spot. France will be particularly confident after the way they dismantled Morocco in the last-16. But with the home crowd behind them, Australia should be up to the challenge of taking on the French in Milton.
The winner of the Australia-France tie will face either England or Colombia in the semi-finals.
Form: Australia vs France
Australia won two out of their last three matches, losing to Nigeria 2-3, but beating Canada 0-4 and Denmark 2-0 in their most recent game. In their last 10 internationals, Australia won eight matches and lost two, with none ending in a draw, showcasing an impressive record.
In their four World Cup games, Australia have scored 2.3 times on average, having put away nine goals. They conceded three goals, but also kept three clean sheets.
France secured victories in their last three matches, defeating Brazil 2-1, Panama by 3-6, and Morocco by 4-0. In their last 10 international matches across all tournaments, France won seven, drew two, and lost one.
France appear to be in great goal-scoring form leading up to their upcoming match. With a total of 12 goals scored in four World Cup matches, their average of 3.0 goals per game is quite impressive. They have conceded only four goals and held two clean sheets during this time.
Australia vs France Stats
- Australia have won 3 of their 4 World Cup games to nil.
- Australia have seen Over 1.5 goals in 3 of their 4 World Cup games.
- Australia have scored the first goal in all 4 of their World Cup games.
- France have won 2 of their 4 World Cup game with BTTS.
- France have seen Over 2.5 goals in 3 of their 4 World Cup games.
- France have taken a half-time lead in 3 of their 4 World Cup games.
Line-Ups: Australia vs France
Australia vs France H2H
The latest match between Australia and France was a tight encounter that saw Australia running away with a small 1-0 victory. It was a pre-World Cup friendly that took place in Melbourne on July 2023.
In all competitions, Australia and France have faced off on four occasions, claiming two wins each. Under 2.5 goals was the correct pick three times, while BTTS paid out once.
Kadidiatou Diani has been consistently scoring goals for the visitors, with four goals in her four World Cup games. France will likely rely on her to continue scoring against Australia if she is included in the starting line-up. Meanwhile, Hayley Raso has been Australia’s main goal-scorer, with three goals in four World Cup games.
WIN – DRAW – WIN
OVER – UNDER
Australia’s four World Cup games have produced 12 goals in total, an average of 3.0 goals. Over 2.5 goals was the correct pick in two of the matches. Meanwhile, 16 goals in total have come about in France’s four World Cup games, leading to 4.0 goals a game. Over 2.5 goals was the right bet on three occasions.
BTTS & FIRST TO SCORE
Australia have been on fire in the World Cup, scoring the first goal in all four of their games. And while France have also been impressive, they’ve only managed to break the deadlock twice.