G’day mate. For those staying in Russia in areas frequented by Australians during the World Cup, this might become quite a popular greeting. Indeed, the Socceroos are sure to be in full voice for this summer’s footballing carnival.
Australia always bring vocal support and a party-like atmosphere and we have no doubt that it will be the same in Russia.
But the draw wasn’t exactly kind to them, and they find themselves in a difficult, though not insurmountable, group where they will face France, Denmark and Peru.
There will be a few familiar faces in Australia’s squad to followers of the English game including captain Mile Jedinak of Aston Villa, Aaron Mooy of Huddersfield Town, Massimo Luongo of Queen’s Park Rangers and the Australian legend, record goalscorer and heading master, Tim Cahill.
It won’t come as much of a surprise that odds on Australia winning World Cup 2018 are very wide indeed. It would be the stuff of miracles if Australia were victorious. Let’s have a look at what is on offer regardless.
Australia World Cup 2018 Fixtures
But first, let’s consider Australia’s chances in their group. France v Australia will take place on the 16th June. Australia will have to perform tremendously to get anything out of this game. France are a hugely talented side and are third favourites to win the tournament.
Denmark will meet Australia on 21st June. Denmark have been performing very well of late and their emphatic 5-1 away win over the Republic of Ireland in the World Cup qualifying play-off was hugely impressive.
This will be another tough game. Realistically, Australia must at least avoid defeat to stand any chance of progressing.
Australia’s final game is against Peru on the 26th June and Australia will almost definitely need to get the win to qualify.
Australia are the least likely side to go through from Group C but with some resolute performances, they might just pip Peru and Denmark to second. France should certainly win the group.
Odds Australia Win World Cup 2018
The betting odds Australia to win World Cup 2018 options offer huge potential winnings. The odds on Australia to win World Cup 2018 at some of the most popular sports betting sites are as follows:
- 300/1 at Betway, Betfair, Bet 365, Sun Bets and Sporting Bets
- 400/1 at 888 Sport and Unibet
Best Australia To Win World Cup 2018 Odds
You will notice that quite a few big gambling names are missing from that list above. That is because the best odds for Australia to win World Cup 2018 are to be found at a few them. The following sportsbooks all offer 500/1 on Australia winning the World Cup:
- Sky Bet
- William Hill
Other Odds Australia World Cup 2018
The odds on Australia winning 2018 World Cup are not the only odds out there, and with a bit of searching around you will come across a wide range of different betting options.
Furthermore, the options are going to grow and grow over the coming weeks at all the different sportsbooks, so keep your eyes open.
- 9/2 at Befair and LeoVegas for Australia to qualify from their group
- Odds of 25/1 at Betfair for Australia to win their group
- Odds at Betway for Australia to be the top-performing Asian/Oceanic side are 3/1
- For Australia to reach the quarter-finals you can get odds of 20/1 at Coral and William Hill
- Odds of 100/1 at William Hill for Australia to reach the semi-finals
- 200/1 at BetVictor and William Hill for Australia to get to the final
The odds may differ as we get nearer to kick-off, but at the time of writing, this is where the sportsbooks stand. Do have a browse around before placing any particular bet though.
Whatever happens, Australia are always a welcome addition to the World Cup party bringing a very lively atmosphere.
We hope they can pull off something similar to their fantastic performance in the 2006 World Cup. Still, everybody knows this will be difficult.