You wouldn’t bet on the Socceroo’s lifting the cup at this year’s World Cup in Russia, odds are attractive but a bet on them as out right winners may leave you short. We’ve seen them at varied odds, from 250 – 1 to 750 – 1, so have a shop around if you do fancy the Socceroo’s to pull of the shock of the century.Their group matches don’t look easy either, facing one of the tournaments favourites in France, and they can expect tough games against Denmark and Peru too.All in all, we’d be betting that they don’t make it out of the group. They’re facing teams who are all ranked in the world’s top 12 nations. That said, we’re sure they’ll fancy their chances against Denmark and Peru, but the reality of the football pitch may just prove to be too much for Ozzies.
Odds on Australia Winning the World Cup
Not exactly the tournaments favourites, we feel Australia fall short of being able to amount any warranted attempt on achieving World Cup glory this year. They’ve managed to qualify for four tournaments in the whole of their footballing history.Odds are high for them taking the glory and this has a lot to do with the quality of the opposition, along with their own qualities and recent form.Australia were introduced to their first World Cup competition in 1974, when they qualified for the tournament hosted in West Germany. Prior to that they’d failed throughout the 1950’s and 60’s to make it, they struggled in these early years due to the physical locality. Playing against world renowned competition was tough for Australia, a touring England team inflicted their worst ever defeat, they were 17 nil down come full-time.Every World Cup has been tough for Australia, who have only ever managed to qualify once from the group stages. That was back in 2006 when there first knock-out game, in any World Cup, ended in a 1-nil defeat against eventual World Cup winners Italy.
Tips on Australia Qualifying to the Knockout Stages
Australia find themselves in a tough qualifying group for this year’s World Cup, in Russia. With the likes of France, who are expected to top the group, along with the likes of Peru and Denmark who are both expected to go for the full points against Australia.Even Peru, a who’s national team was thrown in to the footballing shadows referred to Australia as being a blip in footballs history.A bet on Australia to qualify from this group will be better odds when compared to them winning it outright. Though again, a bet on Australia to top this group could be being portrayed as optimistic, by many football spectators and wanna be pundits.They start the tournament against group favourites France. The World Cup has been known to conjure up the odd sporadic and unexpected result. However, we feel France’s quality and experience may be enough to set the tone for Australia’s tournament. That said, who’d be too surprised if France decided they didn’t fancy it.
Australia’s Journey to the World Cup
Australia didn’t breeze into this year’s World Cup in Russia, they had to play out a Round Four play-off against Syria. They managed to overcome that obstacle before playing out an inter-continental decider against Honduras. It was winning this match, 3 -1 over two legs, that eventually saw Australia guaranteed a place in this year’s World Cup.In total, the Socceroo’s played out 22 games, including the play-off matches, and they only just made it to the tournament as the next-to-last squad in the group.
Australia’s Football Team
Similar to their path to the World Cup, management of the Australian team almost fell in to crisis when their coach quit. It was the timing that raised eyebrows, he’d seen his team qualify for the World Cup in Russia then served his notice.Bert Van Marwijk is the new boss and he arrives with bags of experience, it’s worth noting he took the Netherland’s to the World Cup final in 2010, he also had a hand in ensuring Saudi Arabia qualified for the prestigious competition too.They’ve some experienced players out on the park too, Tim Cahill has experienced top-flight football for a number of years. He’s surrounded by a young’ish squad, most of whom bonded in the Brazilian World Cup in 2018. One of their outstanding talents recently returned from a prolonged injury lay-off and was undoubtedly missed. Mile Jedinak, who struts his with Championship league side Aston Villa, is a midfield whizz who aids and supports Australia’s midfield.They’ve a mix of players and experience, if they stick together who knows they could be the team causing the shocks. But, in reality we think they’ll come up against sides who’ll be able to manage and dispose of them. What do you think?
Australia’s World Cup Fixtures
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France V Australia, Saturday 16th June – Kazan at 11 am
Australia V Denmark, Thursday 21st June – Samara, 1 pm
Australia V Peru, Thursday 26th June – Sochi, 3 pm