France vs Australia Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 22/11/2022 

*All odds are correct at the time of writing but are also subject to change, so double-check them. 

We will see four matches played today at World Cup, on Tuesday, November 22nd, and one of them is the France vs Australia duel. So, here are some free betting tips for the match, along with a detailed preview of the game.

France vs Australia World Cup 2022 Prediction

Looking at both teams’ histories in the World Cup, we see a definite distinction between the two teams. While France's best performance at the World Cup is a win, which includes the last tournament in Russia, Australia's best is only managing to get past the group stage once in 2006. Let's check out the top picks for this game. 

 

France to Win-to-Nil

France have played Australia four times in total and picked up wins in the pair's last two encounters in 2013 and 2018. The French are one of the pre-tournament favourites to win the World Cup and we fully expect them to start by securing all 3pts against Australia without conceding a goal. France haven't been in the best of form of late despite beating Austria 2-0 in September but Australia aren't used to playing against this level of opposition and even failed to score in recent international matches against New Zealand and Saudi Arabia.

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Kylian Mbappe to Score

Many believe that Kylian Mbappe will lead France to glory in Qatar and we're backing the 23-year-old PSG forward to get off to a scoring start against Australia. Mbappe has scored 9-goals in his last 10 appearances for France across all competitions and has scored 12-goals in 13 starts for PSG in Ligue 1, so you can see why the young forward is being tipped to have a great World Cup.

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France vs Australia: Head-to-Head Statistics 

Here, you can go over the most recent statistics and scores for both teams before their upcoming Group stage game. 

Head to Head

16/06/18

World Cup 2018 World

France

Australia

2

1

Last Five - FranceFrance

04/12/22

World Cup 2022 WC2022

Poland

Poland

France

France

1

3

W

30/11/22

World Cup 2022 WC2022

Tunisia

Tunisia

France

France

1

0

L

26/11/22

World Cup 2022 WC2022

Denmark

Denmark

France

France

1

2

W

22/11/22

World Cup 2022 WC2022

Australia

Australia

France

France

1

4

W

25/09/22

UEFA Nations League NAL

Denmark

Denmark

France

France

2

0

L

Last Five - AustraliaAustralia

03/12/22

World Cup 2022 WC2022

Argentina

Argentina

Australia

Australia

2

1

L

30/11/22

World Cup 2022 WC2022

Denmark

Denmark

Australia

Australia

0

1

W

26/11/22

World Cup 2022 WC2022

Tunisia

Tunisia

Australia

Australia

0

1

W

22/11/22

World Cup 2022 WC2022

France

France

Australia

Australia

4

1

L

25/09/22

International Match International

New Zealand

New Zealand

Australia

Australia

0

2

W


It's pretty clear that France is the absolute favourite in this match, as was expected. We wanted to see what are the average odds for this match, so check them out:

  • France odds: 3/10 (1.30)
  • Draw odds: 26/5 (6.20)
  • Australia odds: 12/1 (13.00)

According to this, France has a 76.9% probability to win the match. Meanwhile, the probability of match ending without a winner is 16.1%, and for Australia to win the match the probability is just 7.7%.

In terms of goals, the bookmakers are leaning towards over 2.5 total goals since the odds on this market are 10/13 (1.77), which comes to 56.5% probability. The odds on under 2.5 total goals are 5/4 (2.25), so the probability that we will see fewer than three goals is 44.4%, so we are more likely to see a high-scoring game.

However, if you are looking for high odds, you should consider betting on correct score. The most likely correct scores for this game, according to bookmakers, are 1-0, 2-0, or 3-0 to France.

Previous Meetings:

In recent years, France and Australia met just once. That happened four years ago in Russia, at World Cup 2018, when these two teams were once again in the same group. In fact, Denmark was also in the same group with then four years ago and Australia finished last in that group only winning one point. Still, they put up a good fight against France and only lost due to an own goal in 81st minute of the game.

Will the Reigning Champions Win in Their First Group Stage Match?

While France is the clear favourite in this match, Australia can put up a fight and make things interesting. Let's take a look at both teams now:

France 

The likes of Wissam Ben Yedder, Christopher Nkunku, Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kanté, Lucas Digne, Kurt Zouma, Karim Benzema, and Presnel Kimpembe won't feature for France in Qatar but they still have one of the best squads in the tournament.

Mbappé, Giroud and Griezmann all offer goals up-front, while the midfield is a little light on experience it has plenty of quality and youth. The French defence is solid starting in goal with Hugo Lloris who will surely be taking part in his final World Cup for France. Pavard, Varane and Lucas Hernandez are the most experienced of the defenders with the uncapped Axel Disasi earning a call-up.

France Predicted Lineup:

Lloris – Pavard, Upamecano, Konate, Lucas Hernandez – Tchouameni, Rabiot – Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe – Giroud

Australia 

There is no Tim Cahill anymore or many household names for Australia to call upon for what is expected to be a very challenging World Cup for the Aussies. A fair amount of the squad are home-based or play in Scotland and none play their football in the Premier League either.

Mathew Leckie will be tasked with scoring the goals for Australia as he has netted 13 times in 73-caps so far, though, Maclaren, Mabil and Duke are also regular goalscorers at international level. Aaron Mooy and Jackson Irvine are a threat from midfield, while Harry Soutter has scored 6 in 10 for Australia from central defence.

Australia Predicted Lineup:

Ryan – Atkinson, Wright, Rowles, Behich – Hrustic, Mooy, Irvine – Leckie, Duke, Goodwin

Your Top Questions for France vs Australia 

France Australia prediction

  • Where can I watch the match live? – BBC One, BBC iPlayer & BBC Sport Website. 
  • Where is the game going to be played? – Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah. 
  • What is the starting time of the fixture? – 19:00 UK, 20:00 CET.