France vs Australia

World Cup 2018: France vs Australia Live Stream Scores preview. Tim Cahill could join a select group if he finds the net for Australia at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

France vs Australia Live Stream

France vs Australia
FIFA World Cup 2018 – Group C
Date: Saturday, 16th June 2018
Kick-Off at 11:00 UK/ 12:00 CET
Venue: Kazan Arena (Kazan).

After missing out narrowly on Euro 2016 title, France will be determined to mount a title challenge at the 2018 edition of the FIFA World Cup. The team has a talented pool of players, probably the best since 1998, however they are far from being called as an invincible team.The Les Bleus dropped their heads a couple of times in the recent friendlies, the 1-1 draw against USA and a 2-3 loss to Colombia after leading by 2 goals expose the vulnerabilities of this team.

On the other hand, Australia made it to the World Cups for the fourth time on the row, but they had a turbulent qualifying campaign in Asian zone where serious competition is far and few. They had to go through the play-offs and become the 31st team to book their tickets to Russia.Bert van Marwijk soon replaced Ange Postecoglou as the head-coach and Dutch man steadied the ship somewhat. A goal-less draw against Colombia followed by the 4-0 thrashing of Czech Republic and 2-1 win against Hungary are morale boosting results ahead of the major show down.

Without a doubt, this is a huge mismatch on paper and Australia certainly lack the required resources to challenge at this level. Bert van Marwijk, the group opener is all about damage control to stay in the run for round of 16 qualification. For me, the Socceroos are the weakest among the four sides in Group C. This match couldn’t end up in anything less than a comfortable French win.

Coming into the goal markets, France scored at least twice in 7 consecutive matches before the 1-1 draw against USA in their last friendly. However, they conceded in 5 of their last 6. Australia are also in some fine scoring form as well and netted in 7 of their last 9 games. Therefore, both teams to score come in as a value bet for this match.