Ace Football previews the World Cup round 1 match between France and Australia and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.
France and Australia open up their respective World Cup campaigns against each other this coming Tuesday. The game is staged at Al Janoub Stadium.
This is the opening match of the group stage for France and Australia with both aiming to secure a good start to the tournament standings. Everyone knows this could be pivotal for a strong tournament. France bid welcome to Australia as number 4 in the FIFA world ranking, while the latter rank as number 38.
France are heavy favourites with the bookmakers to top their group. Les Bleus have enough quality in their ranks to also reach for a final at the World Cup. Australia arrive at the World Cup with mischief on their mind, but seeing them get beyond the group would indeed raise some eyebrows.
Position in the World Cup standings: France vs Australia
Bookmakers firmly expect France to book their first win of the World Cup at the first time of asking. They’ll be eager to send a message to upcoming opponents of how strong they are. Australia could be on a hiding to nothing, when setting off their World Cup campaign as hefty outsider at Al Janoub Stadium. It has the look of trying to minimize defeat at Al Janoub Stadium on 22nd November at 20:00.
Team form: France vs Australia
France lost two of their last three matches, as they went down 1-0 in a meeting with Croatia. They replied by beating Austria 2-0, before losing again, this time 2-0 against Denmark. France claimed five wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing two along the way. They endured three defeats in this run.
Australia look fabulous with three wins on the trot, starting off against UAE, who were defeated by 1-2. Then, New Zealand got outclassed in a 1-0 won, before beating New Zealand by 0-2. Australia were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, while drawing two of the games. They suffered two defeats as well.
Betting stats and facts for France and Australia
Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between France and Australia. The facts are based on the statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.
- France have scored in 24 of the last 26 matches
- In the last 5 France matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 8 of the last 9 France matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- France have not won 5 of the last 6 matches
- France have conceded in 5 of the last 6 matches
- Australia have won the last 5 matches in a row
- Australia have not lost 9 of the last 11 matches
- Australia have won 4 of the last 5 matches while scoring less than 2.5 goals
- In 6 of the last 7 Australia matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Australia have won 4 of the last 5 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
Players in form: France vs Australia
Look no further than Kylian Mbappe, when searching for a marksman currently in good shape. He hit the target two times lately for France in the World Cup, while Awer Mabil managed two goals in the last half dozen matches for Australia in this tournament. No doubt, both are looking to add to their total once again.
Betting markets: France vs Australia
In their last 10 matches across all tournaments France won five times, drew two and lost three times. Australia claimed six wins, drew two times and lost two in their last 10 games across all tournaments. Australia have 5 wins on the trot.
Both teams to score
France scored first in six of their last ten home games. Australia scored the opening goal in six of the last ten games. Of the previous 10 outings, France scored the opening goal six times, whereas their opponents were first on target in six of their last 10 games.
Over 2.5 goals happened in four of France’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 2.2 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of the previous ten matches which Australia played across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.9 goals in these matches.
Betting prediction: France vs Australia
To sum up, the upcoming match between France and Australia seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this World Cup game.