France vs Australia (By: Stanioooo)
France will face Australia in the opening match of group C.
It's not needed to say France are one of the top favorites to win the world cup. Their potential in attack in unbelievable and goals can come from everywhere. With players like Griezmann, Mbappe and Giroud in attack+ Dembele, Tolisso, Pogba, Kante.. you can easily imagine what a dream team they actually have. Didier Deschamps received some good news that his defenders Umtiti and Sidibe feel better and may start. Sidibe has good replacements, but Umtiti and Varane are the typical center-backs in France starting team, so his participation is more needed. I don't think Kimpembe is reliable as Umtiti as a partner of Varane. Maybe Deschamps will make some changes to save some of the questionable players, who are still not 100% fit for the match like Mbappe or Sidibe, but their replacement are have still enough quality to perform at high level enough to beat Australia. France results in the last friendlies were very good beating Italy 3:1 in France, also Ireland, Russia. In their last friendly they got a draw with the USA, but have full domination and they were unlucky not to win it..Nevermind, it's only a friendly match, while in Russia they will be much more mobilized to win and take the three points.
Australia recent results are very good beating teams like Hungary and the Czech Republic. That will boost their confidence for sure, but I don't know what's happening with their team when they are in the world cups. They took part in the previous three tournaments and never succeeded to show their max potential. Yeah, one time they got the luck to get out of their group with only 4 points beating Japan, but the things have changed a lot and the difference between Australian football team and top European teams in really big. It's hard to compare them- one progressive team like Norway beat them in a friendly 3 months ago with 4:1, so what to expect from another progressive team like France, mobilized to win the world cup..Australians know perfectly well they will have to battle with Peru and Denmark for the 2nd place, because it's almost impossible mission for any of the others to take the France's 1st place. Aussies will try to play their style, which is not defensive for sure, although it can lead to bigger loss. I don't exclude them to score tomorrow against France, but not more than one time for sure!
France is capable of scoring at least two or three times, so -1.5 AH France is the perfect choice here. Maybe a lot of users will play it like me, of course. 2:0, 3:1, 3:0 are the most possible options for me here. This pick will be repeated a lot of times, believe me!
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