Argentina Vs. France Betting Odds, Predictions & Winning Tips (FIFA World Cup 2022 Final, December 18)
Argentina and France face off in the biggest game in football history. Both teams are tied for the same number of trophies in this tournament. Lionel Messi is playing his last game for Argentina before retirement and would be eyeing the most prized asset. Can he get the better of France, or will the Blues defend their title in Qatar?
World Cup Final 2022 Betting Preview
Argentina’s defeat to Saudi Arabia was a blessing in disguise for the South American champions. The Albiceleste has improved since then and is yet to taste defeat since that game. Argentina breezed past Croatia in the semi-finals to set up a clash with a familiar foe, France, in the finals of the World Cup 2022. After the heartbreak in 2014, Lionel Messi and Co would be more eager to win this final.
France has surprised viewers in this tournament. The Blues were on a poor form run before this Qatar tournament. They were eliminated from the UEFA Nations League and lost their key striker to injury but have improved, making it to the last stage of the competition. France can join the special list of teams who defend its World Cup title if they defeat Argentina on Sunday.
|Tournament:||FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022 Final Match|
|Venue:||Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, Qatar|
|Date:||10:00 a.m. EST on Sunday, 18 December 2022|
Argentina vs France Match Preview and Statistics
Argentina vs France Football Odds
There is very little to separate these teams in terms of quality, and there isn’t much disparity in the odds. France is slightly priced as favorites to win at 2.75 (7/4), while a victory for Argentina is worth 2.80 (9/5). A bet on this game ending in a tie in normal time is pegged at 3.00 (2/1).
Like every knockout game, there is a high chance this game goes past the normal regulation time, and the bookmakers have set the trophy-winning odds for WC 2022 final match betting. Argentina is valued at 1.83 (5/6) to clinch the World Cup trophy, while France has similar odds at 1.80 (4/5).
Argentina National Football Team
Argentina has reached two finals in just two years – the Copa America final in 2021 and the final of this tournament. There has been a lot of improvement in the Argentine national team, with exciting youngsters coming into the squad. The Albiceleste defeated Brazil to clinch the Copa America, ending a 28-year trophy drought. Argentina has set its eyes on greater things as they focus on becoming World Champions one year after conquering South America.
France National Football Team
After a troubled summer, Didier Deschamps’ has led his team to a second consecutive World Cup final against all odds. France can become the third team to win two consecutive World Cups alongside Italy and Brazil. The Blues have won eight games in 14 matches in all competitions this year – five of those wins were recorded in this tournament. France made it three wins in a row with a two-nil victory over Morocco. They are expected to face a sterner test against a spirited Argentine side, but there is enough logic to bet on France in this clash.
Argentina vs France: H2H
Both teams met recently in the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with France getting the better of Argentina. Overall, South Americans have the better head-to-head record in the total meetings between these two teams.
- France 4-3 Argentina (30 June 2018)
- France 0-2 Argentina (11 February 2009)
- Argentina 2-1 France (6 June 1978)
- Argentina 1-0 France (15 July 1930)
Last Five Games
Argentina vs France Betting Tips and Predictions
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1)
Argentina has been one of the most entertaining teams in this tournament. They have produced a lot of goals, with a total of 12 goals in six games, and have scored in all six games. Argentina has conceded five goals in this competition, averaging almost a goal per game at the back. They have struggled against teams with good attack, conceding two late goals to the Netherlands. France has a blistering pace up front, with Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann on top of their game, they should have no trouble getting on the scoresheet.
France kept its first clean sheet of this competition in the semifinal clash against Morocco. They have been poor at the back and have kept just three clean sheets in 14 games this year. The attacking partnership of Lionel Messi and Julian Alvarez has been very productive for Argentina, and they’re likely to get on the scoresheet once again. The last meeting between these two teams saw both teams get on the scoresheet in a seven-goal thriller. A bet on both teams to score is the best option for punters to bet online on football.
Argentina to Win the World Cup @ 1.83 (5/6)
Is second time lucky for Lionel Messi? Argentina has improved a lot this year. They secured silverware for the first time in over two decades, beating Brazil at the Maracana stadium last year. Argentina hasn’t lost in five games and scored the first two goals in each. The whole team is performing at a top level, and they can exploit France’s shaky defense. The odds for Argentina to qualify are quite valuable in this game, and backing them to clinch a third World Cup title is a good option to bet on.
Lionel Messi to Score Anytime @ 2.50 (6/4)
Lionel Messi has scored in all but one game at the FIFA World Cup 2022, making a bet on Argentina a valuable option during the tournament. He has been very influential in Argentina’s run to the finals. He is easily the best player so far in this tournament, scoring the most goals and providing more assists than any player in this competition. The odds for Lionel Messi to get on the score sheet are very valuable and should even be lower, considering his previous match records. Backing the former Barcelona star to grab a goal in the final is a worthy bet at 2.50.
Argentina vs France Team News
Nicolas Otamendi is expected to start alongside Cristian Romero at the heart of the defense. Argentina could also line up with five defenders as they did against the Netherlands. Marcos Acuna missed the semi-finals against Croatia through suspension but is available for the final. Papu Gomez is the only absentee for Argentina, missing the game through an ankle injury.
There have been talks about Karim Benzema’s return for the final. However, he isn’t expected to participate as he continues his recovery with Real Madrid. Adrien Rabiot didn’t make the French squad against Morocco and remains doubtful for the World Cup final.
Recommended Betting Picks for Argentina vs France Match
- Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1)
- Argentina to Win the World Cup @ 1.83 (5/6)
The FIFA World Cup 2022 draws curtains with the final between Argentina and France. This is an interesting matchup with a variety of options. Using our expert football betting tips and predictions, you can make extra cash from this game.