The reigning world champions France will get their defence of the Jules Rimet trophy underway when they take on Australia on November 22.
Didier Deschamps’ team have reached the final of three of the last six editions of the World Cup, winning two of them, and while they aren’t the favourite to prevail at Qatar 2022 you will do well to find a squad as talented as this France unit anywhere in the world.
Based on the Socceroos’ form during 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, in which they failed to progress automatically and needed play-off wins over UAE and Peru, you’d have to surmise that this is a monumentally uphill task for them to get anything from this game.
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- Will the holders be dethroned?
- Can Aussies cause an upset in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group D?
- How to bet on France vs Australia
- World Cup 2022 betting odds
Does the Crown Still Fit for Kings of the Football World?
Four years is a long time in life and even more so in football, so are France still shaping up as a team that can successfully defend their crown at the Qatar World Cup 2022?
They breezed through the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, going through their eight games unbeaten and averaging more than two goals scored per 90 minutes – admittedly, eight of those did come in two contests with Kazakhstan.
As you would expect, Les Bleus were indebted to the goals of their vaunted front three during that qualification process:
Benzema has finally ended his exile from international football, and his presence adds a new dimension to this France attack – his performances in last season’s Champions League bordered on the extraordinary.
Deschamps has an outstanding set of players at his disposal, but performances in competitive football have been disappointing of late. Dumped out of Euro 2020 in the Round of 16, France have also lost to Denmark and Croatia in the UEFA Nations League.
So there’s still questions to be answered by France, a team whose recent results do not reflect their quality.
Aussies Hoping to Defy FIFA World Cup 2022 Group D Expectations
In theory, World Cup qualification should be a breeze for Australia.
They are found in the plum AFC regional qualifiers, which hands them an easier ride than most with games against Asian sides.
But the Socceroos made hard work of qualifying for Qatar, and in the end needed an 84th minute goal in the AFC play-off against the UAE to book their spot in the inter-confederation qualifier against Peru, whom they defeated via a penalty shootout.
Graham Arnold’s team have fallen behind the likes of Japan and Saudi Arabia in the AFC pecking order, and the fact they won just four of their 10 third round games speaks volumes.
They lack a natural goalscorer in the vein of Mark Viduka or Tim Cahill, and in World Cup qualifying were ultimately indebted to the goals of the players listed below:
Australia sporting stars are renowned for their hard work, determination and diligence, and you suspect that this Socceroos squad will need to display those traits in abundance to have any joy against France and in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group D in general.
Betting Tips and Odds on France vs Australia in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group D
Ever since the Qatar 2022 dates were confirmed, the Aussies would have been looking forward to locking horns with the defending world champions.
But that dream game could become a nightmare, here at LV BET we have France down as 2/11 favourites to prevail – in short, Les Bleus are expected to win handsomely.
Football fans in the UK can watch this game unfold on BBC One and via the iPlayer platform.
Bets on France vs Australia at LV BET
For most, bets placed on France vs Australia will be based around the handicap market, with France’s line likely to be quite high due to the difference in quality. However, it shouldn’t be forgotten that France only came away 2-1 winners in the same clash back in the 2018 World Cup.
You can wager on traditional and Asian handicaps at LV BET, while enjoying a range of other markets that include match winner, correct score, half time/full time and much more besides.
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