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France vs. Australia - Day two World Cup Betting Preview

France vs. Australia World Cup Day Two Betting Preview

Posted by: Mike Davis

With international tournament kicking off next month, there’s no shortage of sportsbook players looking to bet on the World Cup. One of the more intriguing matchups of the tournament is the day two France vs. Australia matchup. Most soccer betting players might be eager to take France in this matchup and the 2 team teaser odds are predicting quite a lopsided finish. Take a look.

2018 World Cup – France vs. Australia – Friday, June 15th  

When: 1:00 pm ET

Where: Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go

Bet on the World Cup Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
France -1½ (-128) 2½ (-120) -420
Australia +1½ (+113) 2½ (+105) +1580
France/Australia Draw +525
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France

The Frenchmen enter this year’s World Cup with one of the best squads in international football. Specifically, Frances’ offense is good enough to start on any country’s squad. Notwithstanding that brimming talent, France is coming off a rather embarrassing loss at Euro 2016. What made it worse was the fact that tournament dismissal was on home soil. But by the looks of it, online sportsbooks are pegging France as one of this year’s favorites to win the tournament. That’s to be expected however, considering that their roster includes the likes of Ousmane Dembele, Kingsley Coman and Dimitri Payet.

Players to Watch: Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), and Paul Pogba (Man United).  

Australia

This year’s draw marks the 5th time in World Cup history that the Aussies have qualified for the tournament. The Aussies are coming off a disappointing group stage exit at Brazil 2014 and the 2018 World Cup odds are predicting another disappointing showing for the club. Tim Cahill will be making his return for the national squad. The old-timer is getting up there in age but will be looking to lend a helping hand. Despite the lopsided odds they’re facing in this matchup, the Aussies enter this year’s tournament with a good deal of talent. In fact, plenty of Australia’s men compete in the Premier League. All in all, this might be the squad to pull Australia out of the group stage for the first time since 2006.

Players to Watch: Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa), Tim Cahill (unattached), and Aaron Moody (Huddersfield).

France vs. Australia || 2018 World Cup Betting Predictions

Trends

  • France is 4-1-1 SU in their last 6 matchups
  • France has scored 12 goals in their last 6 matchups
  • The French have allowed 7 goals in their last 6 matchups
  • Australia is 2-3-1 SU in their last 6 matchups
  • Australia has scored 6 goals in their last 6 matchups
  • The Aussies have allowed 11 goals in their last 6 matchups
France vs. Australia || 2018 World Cup Betting Picks

So which country should sportsbook bettors favor in this France vs. Australia matchup? Obviously siding with the Frenchmen is the safer bet of the two. However, taking the Aussies straight up could be quite lucrative. It’s a dare no doubt about it, but it could pay off big time. If you want to take France you’re better off taking them to cover the spread than straight up. Sign up today to make this World Cup betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 3-0 France. The Frenchmen beat up on Australia to kick off this year’s World Cup action on the right foot. France will cover the spread and the TOTAL will be OVER.

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