The French team is playing its first match in the World Cup against Australia, just like in 2018. Les Bleus must show confidence to start the World Cup with a victory.
✔ 1X2 Prediction France vs Australia
This game will be an exciting one between these two teams. France are favourite, but watch out for Australia which will have no pressure. We see a French win by two goals in this match.
✔ Correct Score Prediction France vs Australia
For this 2022 World Cup fixture, our prediction for the exact score would be a match dominated by the French Team, who could win with a comfortable lead.
This is the most likely outcome. France know that they are favourites and that normally there should be no suspense in this contest, even if Australia already caused problems for Les Bleus in the last World Cup in Russia. A score of 2-0 or 2-1 is expected.
This scenario is possible. A draw is possible because France do not heavily dominate their opponents. Australia have the means to make the defending champions doubt, and they were not far from drawing with Les Bleus in their last World Cup confrontation. 1-1 or 2-2 cannot be ruled out.
It is difficult to envisage this scenario at the moment. Australia winning would still be a huge surprise, although nothing is impossible. The last time Les Bleus were defending champions, they lost against Senegal in 2002. A score of 0-1 or 1-2 would already be an achievement.
✔ Half-Time/Full-Time prediction: Draw – 1st Half: France – 2nd Half
For this fixture, we see two teams neutralizing each other in the first half. The French could then increase their pace after the break to take advantage of the spaces left by the Australian team. A first goal would unlock the situation and force the Australians to leave more space, allowing the French to score on the counter.
✔ Goalscorer Prediction France Australia
For this game, the French attacking players should be decisive. The presence of Karim Benzema can change the game, as well as that of the always very dynamic Kylian Mbappé. On the Australian side, Jamie MacLaren could prove his worth even if we don’t expect Australia to score.
✔ Double Chance Goalscorer Prediction: K. Benzema / J. MacLaren
This game could be an opportunity for stars to shine. In this case, and as suggested above, it could be the opportunity to see Karim Benzema and Jamie MacLaren score. So, we offer you this double chance goalscorer prediction.
📄 Analysis of France vs Australia
Les Bleus qualified effortlessly, without conceding a single defeat, by finishing top of Group D of the European Zone 2022 World Cup qualifiers. France finished six points clear of Ukraine, which finished ahead of Finland, Bosnia, and Kazakhstan.
Australia suffered but managed to qualify for the World Cup. They easily topped their group in the second round of qualifiers with 8 wins from as many games. The Australian team ended up finishing 3rd in their group, behind Saudi Arabia and Japan, in the 3rd round. Finally, the Oceanians dominated the United Arab Emirates in the play-off semi-finals (1-2) and then Peru (0-0, 5-4 on PK).
A second head-to-head in the World Cup. In the 21st century, France and Australia have met in friendlies on several occasions as well as in the Confederations Cup. In the World Cup, it will be their second confrontation after the 2018 game, won by Les Bleus in pain (2-1).
Les Bleus are in a difficult situation. With two draws and two losses in four Nations League matches (against Denmark, Croatia and Austria), Les Bleus have finished a difficult month of June and are in last place in their Nations League group.
Australia want to keep the momentum going. Australia, who finished third in the Asian Zone playoffs, defeated the United Arab Emirates 1-2 before overcoming Peru in a tense match (0-0, 5-4 on PK).