BET ON TOTAL UNDER 3.5
Although F. Karim Benzema, the Ballon d’Or winner, will miss the entire World Cup, France is among the favorites to win it all. With F Kylian Mbappe, France still has one of the strongest lineups in the competition. Antoine Griezmann and F Ousmane Dembele are two other well-known athletes.
Australia entered the World Cup with confidence after defeating New Zealand 2-0 in their most recent game. They should be prepared to face the World Cup favorites after 10 shots and a clean sheet.
The best bet would be to avoid this match and search for value in the total, though a draw is not a bad possibility.
Australia has yet to face a team with the talent and demeanor of France. Given France’s hegemony in the middle, Australia should have a very difficult job even just controlling the ball.
Although they will be without Benzema, France has too many attacking options and should be able to break through, albeit an injury to center-forward M. Paul Pogba could limit the effectiveness of the forwards.
However, Australia’s backline is where the majority of its elite players, who play in the EPL and other top leagues, are found.