Stadium: Kazan Arena
TV: BBC One
Didier Deschamps has a star-studded squad at his disposal, making France one of the favourites for the World Cup and a short price to brush aside Australia.
The likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe will come up against a Socceroos side still getting to know new coach Bert van Marwijk.
Les Bleus are expected to cruise to victory, so 21/10 for them to oblige and more than 3.5 goals to be scored in the match appeals for our France vs Australia betting tips.
A Look At France’s Betting Odds
The 1998 world champions topped their qualifying group in fine style, finishing four points ahead of Sweden and Holland.
France will now be hoping to go one better than when losing in the Euro 2016 final to Portugal on home soil.
Deschamps got his side, which has an excellent blend of experience and youth, playing attacking football and scoring goals in warm-up matches.
Mbappe and Olivier Giroud have both staked a claim to start up front by netting in recent friendlies.
However, Griezmann must surely be the go-to guy now the action is starting for real.
As well as topping the scoring charts and being voted player of the tournament two years ago, the 27-year-old is coming off a stellar run of form for Atletico Madrid since Christmas.
A Look At Australia’s Betting Odds
Australia’s preparations for their fourth consecutive World Cup appearance were hit by the resignation of coach Ange Postecoglou less than a week after their qualification was confirmed.
Van Marwijk, who led Saudi Arabia to Russia 2018 before failing to agree a new deal, took a while to settle in and March’s 4-1 friendly defeat in Norway was worrying.
The Dutchman will have been buoyed by this month’s two warm-up wins, though, with the Czech Republic hammered 4-0 and Hungary edged out 2-1.
Defence could be an area of weakness against better opposition, but the Socceroos do look prepared to have a go when getting forward.
Tim Cahill is the headline act, with the 38-year-old hoping to become one of the few players to score at four World Cup tournaments.
However, there are other hard-working forwards in this squad, with Mathew Leckie and Robbie Kruse based in Germany and Tomi Juric attached to Swiss outfit Luzern.
We reckon 7/4 for both teams to score is a value pick to finish off our France vs Australia betting predictions.
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