For almost 4 weeks, the the best soccer teams in the world have been battling it out for supremacy. This weekend, the World Cup is coming to an end with Argentina playing against France for the championship title. Will the defending World Cup champion get 2 championships in a row? Or will Argentina win their third World Cup Championship? Let’s find out with our Argentina vs France Betting Pick and prediction from our football betting experts.
Through the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, they were many upsets. However, there will be no underdog playing for the final match as Argentina takes France. This is because both teams made it this far by skill, strategy and a bit of luck. Therefore, it is not a surprise to see the betting odds having both teams at +200 on the money line.
Argentina vs France World Cup Betting Odds
- Argentina: +180
- Draw: +200
- France: +180
Argentina vs France Betting Prediction and Analysis for 12/18/2022
Throughout the World Cup, neither team have been dominant. Argentina was in control against Poland and Mexico but had a scare against Australia and lost to Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, France more or less went through the same thing. This is because they were indomitable against Australia and Poland but lost to Tunisia.
According to sports news, France arguably has the best player in the game with Kylian Mbappe. However, Argentina has arguably the best player in the game’s history in Lionel Messi. Another fun fact is that they are also club teammates at PSG. In addition, Messi and Mbappe are also battling to be the top World Cup scorer. They both have five goals and sharing the lead in the tournament.
France has offensive firepower beyond Mbappe and have been outscoring their opponents 13-5. Furthermore, they have the personnel to exploit the Argentina defense. La Albiceleste like to play with a high line. Therefore, it could leave them exposed to the pace of Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele.
This will be the 13th meeting between France and Argentina on an international level. Out of those matches, Argentina has won six of the first 12 matchups while France has been victorious in three.
Argentina vs France Betting Pick
Game time: 12/18/2022 at 10:00 AM EDT
Bet on France at +180
Throughout the entire tournament, Lionel Messi has been in great form. Not only with 5 goals but also by creating 15 opportunities. Furthermore, Argentina will be facing a French defense that has been vulnerable in Qatar. Argentina also has an extra motivator which is to get Messi his first-ever World Cup.
While it is true that Argentina has a completely full healthy squad, it is not enough to defeat France. This is because France is too good at finishing games with Mbappe and Giroud to lead the way. Therefore, we predict France will win with a final score of 2-1.