Tuesday night at Al Janoub Stadium, France will face Australia in their first World Cup match.on Friday.
With one of the most balanced teams in the competition, France is a legitimate contender for the trophy once again this year. They boast a star-studded offensive line that includes players like Benzema and Mbappe. Even though they had a poor UEFA Nations League campaign and finished third in their group, they are a force to be reckoned with.
Australia finished third in Group B of the Asian WC Qualifications. After defeating United Arab Emirates 2-1 in the Asian playoff match to go to the intercontinental playoff round, where they defeated Peru on penalties. Note that they went three games without giving up a goal currently.
Australia has seen its fair share of spectacular World Cup moments in the past, but to make an impact this year, they will have to work extremely hard. France should be able to win this game because they are currently the better squad.
Pick: France -1.5
Total: Over 2.5 Goals