France vs. Australia: Saturday’s World Cup Odds & Preview

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
France vs. Australia - World Cup Betting Odds

Friday’s World Cup odds gave us quite a thrill but there’s no denying that sportsbook betting fans are now ready for Saturday’s enticing action. There will be a total of four matchups this Saturday, giving us more international action tan we can handle. The first matchup of the day will kick off rather early. What do the sports parlay odds have to say about the France vs. Australia pairing?

2018 World Cup – France vs. Australia – Saturday, June 16th

When: 6:00 am ET

Where: Kazan Arena, Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia

TV: Fox Sports 1

Stream: Fox Sports Go

World Cup Betting Odds:

France -1½ (-130) 2½ (+105) -374
Australia +1½ (+115) 2½ (-120) +1050
France/Australia Draw +595
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The French enter this year’s with a roster that’s brimming with talent. However, pundits have criticized this team for a lack of camaraderie and cohesion. Undoubtedly, the te4am will be vying for a dominant a start to the tournament as the Russians got. In fact, anything less than a pummeling of the Aussies will force World Cup pundits to criticize this tam extensively. The team is currently undergoing some injuries on the defensive ends of things. Moreover, the coach has some tough calls to make with his starting 3 on offense. Nevertheless, France is somewhat lucky that they drew the Aussies in their opening matchup. An easy opponent should give the opportunity to work out the kinks.

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


Like the French, the Aussies also need a strong start to the tournament. Not because people are questioning their morale, but rather because of how Australia has performed in their last 2 World Cups. In both those outings, the Aussies were severely handicapped by pitiful 1st day matchups that set the precedent for how the rest of the tournament would unfold. On paper the Aussies are completely outmatched, going up against a team that wields more talent at every level of play. However, Australia has heart. We’ll have to see how far that heart gets them.

Players to Watch: Mile Jedinak (Aston Villa), Tim Cahill (N/A), and Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield).

France vs. Australia || World Cup Betting Predictions


  • France is 3-1-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • France has scored 11 goals in their last 5 games
  • The French have allowed 6 goals in their last 5 games
  • Australia is 3-1-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • Australia is 10 goals in their last 5 games
  • The Aussies have given up 6 goals in their last 5 games
France vs. Australia || World Cup Betting Picks

So which side should online sportsbook bettors take in this France vs. Australia World Cup matchup? Ultimately it’s safer to stick with the French here, even though taking the Aussies is rather alluring. The money line out on France isn’t really worth taking. You’ll be better off taking them to cover that spread. Sign up today to make your World Cup prediction!

Score Prediction: 2-0 France.