The second match of Group D kicks off at the Al Wakrah Sports Complex. France vs Australia is the fixture, and this is our France vs Australia prediction, as part of our World Cup 2022 predictions. Here at Betiton™, you can enjoy incredible online sports betting throughout the competition, as we will bring you every game and hundreds of betting markets to help you select and form your bespoke betting slips. When it comes to the World Cup 2022 predictions for this match, our guide will be looking at both teams’ history with the competition, how they qualified to make it to Qatar, and their top players.
Any World Cup predictor out there is going to have France as a favourite for this match and this competition. They have not only tasted success in the FIFA competition, but the nation has done well in the UEFA European Championship. The French have always had a knack for producing talented players in the past with the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Thierry Henry, and Michel Platini.
When it comes to this fixture, they are going to be solid favourites. For those new to football betting, this may be one of the easiest results to pick, and let’s show you why this is the case.
World Cup History
First, France is the current World Cup holder. They come into this game defending their title. They have won the competition twice in their history. First in 1998 and then in 2018. However, the competition hasn’t been all that sweet to them. In 1990 and 1994, they failed to qualify, which mirrored their 1970 and 1974 efforts. After winning the World Cup in 1998, they failed to break out of the Group Stage in the 2002 tournament, having not won a single game. In the 2010 tournament, it was just as bad. Based on history, they are doomed to fail, but surely this will not be the case.
Qualification & Road to the World Cup 2022
Can a team’s path to the tournament help with predicting World Cup bets? Well, it gives you a good understanding of how their current performances are, but was France’s route a simple one? Here’s how they booked their spot on the 2022 World Cup.
|24/03/2021||France vs Ukraine||1-1|
|28/03/2021||Kazakhstan vs France||0-2|
|31/03/2021||Bosnia and Herzegovina vs France||0-1|
|01/09/2021||France vs Bosnia and Herzegovina||1-1|
|04/09/2021||Ukraine vs France||1-1|
|07/09/2021||France vs Finland||2-0|
|13/11/2021||France vs Kazakhstan||8-0|
|16/11/2021||Finland vs France||0-2|
France Players to Watch
Can some of the star names in the French squad sway your World Cup 2022 predictions? Here we look at three of their top players we believe will make the biggest impact not only on this game against Australia but in the overall competition.
- Kylian Mbappe: Position: Striker. The poster boy for the national team and of his generation. Valued at €160 million, all eyes will be on him at this tournament, with the expectance to be potentially Player of the Tournament and Golden Boot winner. So far, at the age of 23, he has 57 caps, 27 goals, and 21 assists. Staggering stats and a wise betting option to score in this fixture.
- Antoine Griezmann: Position: Striker. Most definitely his last world cup, given he is now 31. Griezmann was a standout player in the last tournament, he brings experience and goals. He has 108 caps, 42 goals, and 31 assists.
- Paul Pogba : Position: Midfield. A player that thrives more on the international stage than at club level. He is a midfield general, the creator, and the conductor of the French squad. Pogba holds 91 caps, 11 goals, and 9 assists, but carries 13 bookings.
How will the Aussies keep the French in their box? Do they have anything to unleash upon this game and the tournament ahead? As a sporting nation, football is popular, they just haven’t been able to produce continuous talent. The days of Harry Kewell and Mark Viduka are now almost 20 years ago. They are in times of struggle, and it might become evident in this competition and this match against France.
World Cup History
Australia has only ever qualified for the World Cup five times in their history. Between 1930 and 1962, they were not a member of FIFA and wasn’t until 1974 that they made their first appearance, and only lasting within the Group Stages. Their main success was reaching the Round of 16 during the 2006 World Cup. This was a very impressive squad they had at the time, with many players (10 of the starting 11) at premiership clubs. Despite qualifying for the next three tournaments after, they once again only played within the Group Stages. Group D this year is almost identical to their previous World Cup group in 2018 where they faced France and Denmark, but that time it was Peru instead of what will be Denmark. In 2018, Australia finished bottom of the group with no wins, one draw, and two losses.
Qualification & Road to the World Cup 2022
For Australia, the process of getting to a World Cup is by no means easy, and it begins in 2019! There are a series of qualifying stages to progress through given the number of Australasia counties involved, and UAE countries. With this and after all qualifiers, there are then the two sudden-death play-offs. Let’s see how they managed to achieve their fifth straight qualification for the Qatar World Cup.
|11/09/2019 (2nd Round Qualifiers)||Kuwait vs Australia||0-3|
|10/10/2019||Australia vs Nepal||5-0|
|15/10/2019||Chinese Taipei vs Australia||1-7|
|15/11/2019||Jordan vs Australia||1-0|
|04/06/2021||Australia vs Kuwait||3-0|
|08/06/2021||Australia vs Chinese Taipei||5-1|
|12/06/2021||Nepal vs Australia||0-3|
|16/06/2021||Australia vs Jordan||1-0|
|03/09/2021 (3rd Round Qualifiers)||Australia vs China||3-0|
|07/09/2021||Vietnam vs Australia||0-1|
|08/10/2021||Australia vs Oman||3-1|
|12/10/2021||Japan vs Australia||2-1|
|11/11/2021||Australia vs Saudi Arabia||0-0|
|17/11/2021||China vs Australia||1-1|
|27/01/2022||Australia vs Vietnam||4-0|
|02/02/2022||Oman vs Australia||2-2|
|24/03/2022||Australia vs Japan||0-2|
|30/03/2022||Saudi Arabia vs Australia||1-0|
|08/06/2022 (third Play Play Off)||Australia vs UAE||2-1|
|14/06/2022 (World Cup Play Off)||Australia vs Peru||0-0 (5-4 Penalties)|
Australia Players to Watch
Are there any players within the Australian squad that might influence your football predictions? Here are our top three picks.
- Mathew Ryan : Position: Goalkeeper. 73 caps 69 goals conceded, and 29 clean sheets. Will need to be on top form to keep the French at bay.
- Aaron Mooy : Position: Midfield. 52 caps, 8 goals, 14 assists and 6 bookings.
- Jamie Maclaren : Position: Forward. 24 caps and 8 goals. A good return and a player they desperately need to rely on.
France vs Australia Betting Odds
As far as World Cup 2022 betting odds go, the French are second favourites to lift the trophy, and Australia might not pose much of a threat in stopping them do this. Here are the current France vs Australia odds that you can get on two of our popular markets, Match Winner and Over/Under 2.5 Goals.
|France to Win||Australia to Win||Draw|
Over/Under 2.5 Goals
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Who Will Win? France vs Australia Prediction
Our football prediction is this as a France win. While the French are prone to shooting themselves in the foot, the France vs Australia prediction can be made with a high degree of confidence. In making our football predictions we have assessed the qualifiers, current form, and the squad that has been selected to represent and we are more than confident with our thoughts on the game, though it might not be an entirely comfortable win for the French.
Our France vs Australia prediction: France to win.
Our France vs Australia Betting Tips
At Betiton™, you can enjoy many World Cup betting markets. Here are some of our tips that go beyond just picking a winner of the game.
Look out for a 2-0 Correct Score. We recommend adding Mbappe to score during the games. As an outside bet, though with France to win, you could place something on Both Teams to Score.