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France vs Australia Predictions: World Cup Group Stage Odds & Best Bets

4:49 AM EDT 10/30/22
Zaha Haddid Al Janoub Stadium Qatar World Cup 2022
The European nation are clear favorites to start the defense of their World Cup crown with a win against the Socceroos

France, the reigning World Cup holders, are set to take on Australia in Group D on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

Les Bleus enter the tournament as one of the heavy favorites and thus are expected to win their group quite easily, which includes the Socceroos.

The goal for Australia should be to try and escape with a draw against the French juggernaut. However, given the offensive firepower at Didier Deschamps' disposal, that result will not be easy to achieve.

Can the Socceroos shock the world during the opening match in Group D? Or will France make a strong statement during their quest to repeat as World Cup winners? Let’s look at current betting odds to determine best bets and props for this showdown.

France vs Australia Odds

  • 3-way handicap: France (-450) | Draw (+525) | Australia (+1400)
  • Draw No Bet: France (-2500) | Australia (+1000)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (-160) | Under 2.5 (+115)

France vs Australia odds are current as of Friday, Oct. 14, from BetMGM Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

France is listed as a massive favorite against Australia, however there is almost no value in betting on the European side straight up.

If looking to place a wager on this match, it would be wise to look to the prop market or by getting creative with combination bets.

France vs Australia Prediction

France 3-1 Australia

A loss, or even a draw, would be a massive disappointment for Les Bleus. The defending champions have an almost unstoppable duo in Kylian Mbappé and Karim Benzema leading their attack, and the Socceroos are simply not equipped to deal with them.

Mbappé is one of the premier strikers in the world, and he should occupy the attention of the Australian defense the entire match, which should open up things for the rest of the French attack.

Look for Socceroos midfielder Jackson Irvine and the versatile Mathew Leckie to try and create opportunities for Australia, which should allow them to reach the back of the net and prevent France from collecting a clean sheet.

However, the French attack will prove too challenging to overcome, which should lead to an easy victory for France.

France vs Australia Betting Tips

  • France defeated Australia 2-1 in the 2018 World Cup.
  • In 2013, France defeated the Socceroos, 6-0.
  • France won the UEFA Nations League last fall, defeating Spain, 2-1.
  • Australia qualified after defeating Peru on penalties.
  • The Socceroos have qualified for every World Cup since 2006.

France vs Australia Best Bets

➕ Halftime/Fulltime: France/France (-135) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

I expect France to dominate this match versus Australia from start to finish, making a halftime/fulltime wager a decent value at -135.

➕ France Wins & Over 2.5 Goals (-130) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 unit

This wager is another way to take advantage of France winning while maximizing value. Betting on Les Bleus to cover the 2-way handicap (-1.5) would still cost -160 odds, so this is your second-best path to profit during this Group D matchup.