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France v Australia World Cup Group D Betting Guide

The reigning World Cup champions will be anticipating a perfect start to the 2022 World Cup when they face the Socceroos. That said, Australia will not want to give an inch to the French when they meet on 22 November in Al Wakrah at the 40,000 capacity Al Janoub stadium. France will be the favourites considering their world ranking currently stands at 4th place with the Australians deemed to be the 39th best footballing nation.

Route to the World Cup


Playing in Group D of UEFA world cup qualifying France was drawn against Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland and Kazakhstan. Despite a stuttering start with a home draw against Ukraine, they remained unbeaten over the 8 games winning 5 and drawing 3 to comfortably top the group scoring 18 goals in total and only conceding 3. With a solid defence and midfield contributing to the success it was Antione Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé that did the damage scoring a total of 6 and 5 goals respectively.


Entered in Group B of the second round of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) World Cup qualification group, Australia made no mistakes in winning the group. Success in all 8 games both home and away against Kuwait, Jordan, Nepal and Chinese Taipei, they scored 28 goals while conceding only 2. The third round involved two groups of six teams with Australia being drawn in Group B that included Saudi Arabia, Japan, Oman, China PR and Vietnam. They found this group a much tougher proposition and could only finish third to qualify for a place in the fourth round. This was played against the third placed team in Group A, the United Arab Emirates. Winning this fixture 2 – 1, Australia had to win an inter-continental play-off game against Peru and they did so 5 – 4 on penalties, with each team unable to break the deadlock during normal time and after extra time. Talk about qualifying for the World Cup the hard way, Australia certainly did!

France and Australia have played each other 5 times, with the French being victorious on 3 occasions, drawing once and Australia winning once. The two teams met in the 2018 World Cup when France had to dig deep to beat a resilient Australian team 2 – 1.

Current Odds at

There will be heaps of betting opportunities for France versus Australia right here at You can try out our hundreds of multi-score options, for example you can predict the final score but have three different outcomes available in one bet. You might think France will lose the game and select the market that offers 0 – 3, 0 – 4 and a 1 – 3 win to Australia all available making one wager. Alternatively, you might think France will win the game 1 – 0, 2 – 0 or 3 – 0 and decide to place your bankroll against these potential outcomes. Whatever you choose there is a mass of options to select from when predicting the correct final score.

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