France vs Australia
Saturday 16/06/2018 | 11:00 GMT | Kazan Arena
European power house France take on Australia in their opening game of the World Cup in their bid to justify the predictions of a French triumph in this years World Cup. Many have been touting France as the best squad in this World Cup and when you look at the quality they left behind it’s hard to argue against that view.
But France have always had very good players, that’s nothing new. In 1998 they blended those very close players with the mesmeric leadership and world class quality of Zidane. Do they have a leader like Zidane in this teams? Sure, they have very talented players all over the pitch, but they lack a central unifying player that bonds every greats team. And before any mentions Paul Pogba, no he’s not that figure, sure he’s a very good player but he’s hasn’t proven to be a team carrying leader figure.
Enough ranting on the merits of a French World Cup triumph, on to the game in hand. On paper this should be an easy win for against a plucky but much lesser quality team in Australia. But as cricket fans know all too well, you can never write off the Aussies and they certainly should let be in this game or even for getting to the knockout stages.
Coming in the World Cup, Australia have had had a very good run in the friendlies beating established European teams and holding out for a draw against much fancied Colombia. Whether on a cricket, rugby or football field, Aussies don’t give anything away easy and they certainly won’t here. If there’s any sluggishness in the French mentality or play the Aussies will smell it from the off. If France prepare well and play to anything near their potential they will beat Australia easily but if they’re not, then there could be a big upset here.
France vs Australia Betting Tips
|France vs Australia||Total Match Goals Over 2.5||1.8|
|France vs Australia||Total Asian Corners Over 9.5||1.95|
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