World Cup 2018 - AUSTRALIA I Betting Tips, Odds* and Prognosis
27.02.2018 - Australia will probably fight for second place in Group C at the World Cup 2018 with Denmark and Peru behind France. Even though the guys from Down Under supposedly have the worst cards, we were able to detect some promising betting tips for Australia’s matches at the World Cup 2018.
Content on this page
- World Cup tips and prognosis
- Our Top 3 Betting Tips for Australia
- Roster analysis
- Qualification and form check
- Previous final round participations
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- 16.06.2018 | 11:00 | Australia - France
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- 21.06.2018 | 13:00 | Australia - Denmark
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- 26.06.2018 | 15:00 | Australia - Peru
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What do bookmakers expect from Australia at the World Cup 2018?
Due to the draw with title favorite France and secret tip Denmark in a group 888sport for example lists odds of 5.50 for Australia making it to the knock out stage and so it is believed to be a very improbable event. The team from the fifth continent can still be a very unpleasant opponent at the World Cup 2018, if they find their groove through their physically strong game. For very brave bettors Interwetten has odds of 30 on the extremely risky, but also lucrative tip on Australia winning Group C.
Looking at the single matches of this group, there are a couple of different betting options with Australian participation: In the matches against France and Denmark the motto for the team from the red continent will probably be “defend aggressively and hope”, but it can’t totally be ruled out that the favored teams will struggle against Australia’s strong defensive line at a corresponding course of the match. Therefore and due to the weak offense bets on few scored goals in matches of the guys from “Down Under” are an attractive opportunity for tips: Betting on less than 2.5 scored goals in the match against France gets solid odds of 1.85 at William Hill and Tipico even lists odds of 2.8 for less than 1.5 goals in the Denmark match.
The “Socceroos’” lame offense also makes for another exciting betting tip: The match against Denmark has interesting odds on the Sacndinavians winning without receiving a goal, since the “Danish Dynamite” only received eight goals in the course of the qualification and so they don’t need to shiver when thinking about Australia’s offense at the World Cup 2018: A corresponding betting tip has good odds of 2.8 at Intertops.
Only the match Australia versus Peru at the World Cup 2018 gets pretty equal odds even when considering different betting forms, since none of the two teams are expected to deliver any miracles in Russia and both teams are on one level. For risky betting tips like winning Group C Australia can also be considered at the World Cup 2018 due to the high odds and their unpredictable playing style, but according to our prognosis this is not very realistic, because in our opinion France will finish first in this group.
Our Top 3 Betting Tips for Australia
- To finish Group C ranked 4th
- To gain less than 2.5 points
- To lose against France without scoring a goal
Who do you already know from Australia’s roster at the World Cup 2018?
With Matthew Leckie from Hertha BSC, Mitchell Langerak from UD Levante and Aaron Mooy from Huddersfield Town there are some players from leagues of international class on Australia’s roster for the World Cup 2018, but the bigger part of the team are substitution players in Europe’s club football. One will seek international top stars in vain and there are also no undisputed top performers of their respective club teams on Australia’s national team. In short: Australia won’t be able to rely on the genius of one single player, but they will have to succeed through disciplined team performance. So far the “Socceroos” mainly played a system with a three men line and a single striker and one can already see that Australia focuses on defensive security, when looking at the basic formation.
When necessary they can switch to a more offensive 3-5-2 against weaker opponents. It will only be decided in the future, whether the new head coach Bert van Marwijk will let the 38-year-old striker Tim Cahill play at the very front at the World Cup 2018 or whether he will count on a younger alternative. With 11 scored goals and the third place in the top scorers list of the Asia qualification the log-standing Everton striker handed in a clear recommendation for the new coach, however. Additionally the “old fox” Cahill has the necessary experience at great events.
Australia’s roster generally doesn’t have many promising young talents: The 20-year-old Alex Gersbach from Rosenborg BK is by far the youngest player on the Australian national team, which has an average age of 28 years and so is one of the older teams in the competition. It remains to be seen, whether the team around captain and Aston Villa player Mile Jedinak will be able to use the smartness and experience of an older roster to its advantage or whether their lack of dynamic against France’s and Denmark’s agile players will turn into a disadvantage for Australia that can’t be compensated at the World Cup 2018.
Which road did Australia take to the World Cup 2018?
The “Socceroos” got their ticket for the World Cup 2018 final round last minute in the play-off against Honduras. The guys from “Down Under” will play their fourth World Cup final round in a row and so they are slowly but steadily turning into a World Cup regular. Analyzing their past performances during the qualification in the Asian federation, one comes to the conclusion that it’s hard to predict Australia’s national team at the World Cup 2018: They finished third in their qualification group behind Japan and Saudi-Arabia and so they were forced to head into a play-off duel against Honduras, where they were able to succeed with a total score of 3:1.
Regarding Australia’s qualification it has to be added though that they only finished third in the group due to minimally worse goal ratio. With only one loss in the course of the qualification Australia’s record isn’t bad at first glance, but the draws against weaker teams like Thailand and Iraq broke the “Socceroos’” neck at last. So it’s wasn’t as much the performance of the Australian national team than small things and a little bit of bad luck that the co-favorite for the group win from “Down Under” only finished on the disappointing third place.
There are no real top stars in Australia’s player pool. After head coach Ange Postecoglu surprisingly stepped down the “Socceroos’” new head coach needs to hope for a united team performance in order to not go down against the group favorites France and Denmark. With a little bit of luck in the results of the other group matches and a full success against Peru a sensation wouldn’t be totally impossible.
How did Australia do at past World Cups?
The World Cup 2018 will be the fifth time for Australia to compete at a World Cup final round. Most recently the “Socceroos” already got eliminated in the preliminary round at the World Cup 2014, after they were drawn into an absolute killer group with Brazil, Spain and Chile. Australia’s best result so far, was when they were able to celebrate making it to the round of top 16 at the World Cup 2006, where they then got eliminated by the later world champion Italy 0:1. The team of new coach van Marwijk is supposed to be used to the World Cup atmosphere with its fourth participation in a row and they will try to sell as high as possible with a lot of heart and fighting spirit.
*All odds: status 01.02.2018