Holders France begin that title defence against Australia in Group D on November 22nd at the Al Janoub Stadium. They will begin this tournament as one of the outright favourites with Betfred and despite some unconvincing performances and results in the Nations League, they will also head into this clash at the odds-on favourites.
Les Bleus dropped just two points en-route to victory at Russia 2018 and Didier Deschamps’ will fancy their chances of easing into the knock-out stages once again. They produced a professional display at the end of September to beat Austria in the Nations League and this as a much-needed result following a series of underwhelming displays throughout 2022.
This is the fifth consecutive time that Australia have qualified for the World Cup, although they’ve only progressed to the round of 16 on one of those occasions. They beat Peru on penalties in their intercontinental play-off contest to secure their place in Group D. They finished behind Japan and Saudi Arabia in the third round of qualifying, despite scoring the most goals in that particular section.
10Bet have priced up France as the likely winners in this one and with Les Bleus also heavily favoured in the World Cup betting odds, this is fairly unsurprising. 888Sport have priced up Australia at the 49/4 outsiders.