France v Australia World Cup betting picks – back classy Bleus to win well

France look likely to outclass Australia in this Group C opener on Saturday 16 June

This is the sort of match which makes you think Antoine Griezmann could be top scorer at the 2018 World Cup, with Australia looking vulnerable defensively and unlikely to stop France enjoying an opening win in Russia.

France are 2/11 with bet365 for the victory and are sure to be a popular multiple bet selection ahead of three other matches being played on this date, although backing that as a single bet requires a big bankroll.

However, there could be some merit in betting on Les Bleus to enjoy a decent margin of victory, with the Socceroos having beaten Honduras in a play-off to reach this tournament.

Didier Deschamps’ side are odds-against to win with a -2 handicap which means you would get money back if they beat the Aussies by two goals, while a three goal or bigger winning margin would see you win with this bet.

Griezmann is the talisman for this French side and odds of 3/1 about the Atletico Madrid striker opening the scoring looks a tempting bet, with the 4-0 correct score worth a play at double figure odds.

The last three matches at the time of writing has seen France win 3-1, 2-0 and 3-1 against decent opponents in Russia, Republic of Ireland and Italy.

Australia did claim an eye-catching 4-0 win against the Czech Republic recently, although there was a 4-1 reverse against Norway in March too.

France -2 @ 16/13 with BetVictor
France to win 4-0 @ 12/1 with BetVictor
Antoine Griezmann to score first @ 3/1 with Ladbrokes