The most anticipated world soccer, FIFA World Cup 2022, kicks-off this week. Reigning World Cup champions France will take on play-off winner Australia in Group D’s opener next week. France is looking to better their results as they open their title defense, while Australia will try to keep their winning run and start strong in the tournament.
Al Janoub Stadium, Al Wakrah city, Qatar
November 23, 2022, Wednesday 3:00 AM (GMT+8)
France will open their title defense winning only one of their last 6 games across all competitions. Their most recent match in the Nations League saw them defeated by Denmark 2-0. The Les Bleus is plagued with minor injury blow heading to this event, with key players Christopher Nkunku was the latest to be removed from the squad after being injured during the training six days before the event.
World Cup appearances: 5
Goals Scored: 16
Current FIFA ranking: 38
Best finish: Last-16 (2006)
Meanwhile, Australia will head to to this match winning 5 straight games, including the crucial 0-0 (5-4) win on penalties against Peru that booked their place in this competition. This consecutive run of victories ended their poor run of 2 losses and 2 draws in their last 6 qualifying campaign. Follow us today to soccer today predictions.
World Cup appearances: 15
Goals Scored: 15
Current FIFA ranking: 4
Best finish: Champions (1998, 2018)
These sides have met only twice in the last decade, with France winning both games. The last they met was also in the World Cup, where eventual winners France beat Australia 2-1 in the group stage.
France 3 – 1 Australia
France will win. Both teams will score.
France 1.28 – Draw 5.40 – Australia 11.00
FT.HDP – France 1.5
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