11/22/22, 11:06 AM
In their opening World Cup game on Friday, France will take on Australia on Tuesday night at Al Janoub Stadium.
France is a serious contender for the trophy this year with one of the most evenly matched teams in the competition. They are proud of their offensive line, which features stars like Benzema and Mbappe. They remain a force to be reckoned with despite having a subpar UEFA Nations League season and finishing third in their group.
In Group B of the Asian WC Qualifications, Australia came in third. They advanced to the intercontinental playoff stage by overcoming Peru on penalties after winning the Asian playoff match, 2-1, against United Arab Emirates. Take note that they have now gone three games without conceding a goal.
Australia has experienced its fair share of fantastic World Cup moments in the past, but they will need to work incredibly hard this year to have an impact. France is now the superior team, so they should be able to win this game.
Pick: France -1.5
Total: Over 2.5 Goals
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