Kickoff: 11:00 PM (GMT +8)
Stadium: Lusail Stadium
Argentina v France Prediction (FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final) – After a month of competition, it all comes down to this. Argentina, led by arguably one of the greatest of all time, Lionel Messi, faces regining world champions France, led by young generational superstar Kylian Mbappe, in the 2022 World Cup Final in Lusail, Qatar. Will the South American champions lift their third-ever World Cup? Or will the best team in Europe beat them to that distinction? Without further ado, let us read on for our predictions.
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Argentina v France Prediction – Head to Head
Argentina and France have met twelve times in the past in all competitions and friendlies. They only met once last decade: a close 4-3 victory by Les Bleus in the group stages of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Overall, La Albiceleste lead the head-to-head matches by three wins and four goals more scored. Let’s look at their most recent matches.
Argentina v France Prediction – Recent Matches
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Argentina v France Prediction – Current Form
Argentina began the competition with a bitter 1-2 loss to Saudi Arabia, but have recovered and won every encounter since, including a close penalty shootout with The Netherlands in the quarter-finals. France, meanwhile, only lost to Tunisia in the group stages after they had already qualified for knockouts, and have dominated thus far.
Argentina v France Prediction – Tournament Performance
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France has only scored slightly more than Argentina on average, but the two sides have the same goal concessions per game throughout the tournament.
Argentina v France Prediction – Preview
Argentina have been on a roll in the tournament after a humiliating loss to lowly Saudi Arabia in the opener. After seeing off Australia in the final 16 and narrowly escaping the Netherlands in the quarters, La Albiceleste shut the door on 2018 runners-up Croatia with a 3-0 result. Lionel Messi, as always, opened the scoring on the spot, after Vatreni keeper Dominik Livakovic fouled Julian Alvarez in the 32nd minute. Seven minutes later, Alvarez himself netted after being released by Messi and charging through the stubborn Croatia defence to make it 2-0 at the break. The Messi-Alvarez connection came through for one last trick, as the Paris Saint-Germain forward dazzled defender Josko Gvardiol before slotting towards his Manchester City-based team-mate to fire home. Manager Lionel Scaloni, who led a master-class for his side in the knockouts, is not resting on his laurels yet, as he declares that there is “still one step to go.” Can the Argentines finally exorcise the ghost of 2014 and restore the glory days of the late Diego Maradona? Is this the lineup that will take them there?
Argentina are playing in their 6th World Cup final, with just Germany (8) playing in more.
They are aiming to win for a third time, winning previously in 1978 and 1986. However, losing would see them have the joint-most final defeats in history (4, same with Germany).
La Albiceleste will be meeting France for the 4th time in the World Cup. They won the previous 3, but lost the only meeting in the knockout stage (3-4 in the 2018 round of 16).
France went onto the cusp of becoming a back-to-back champion with an emphatic victory over Morocco, 2-0, at the Al Bayt Stadium. Les Bleus put the pressure early on their Cinderella-story opponents when Theo Hernandez fired from close range after Kylian Mbappe‘s earlier effort was blocked on 7 minutes. However, the French quickly missed some opportunities, giving hope to The Atlas Lions as Jawad El Yamiq hit the post. The backline came through for the Cup holders, and substitute Randal Kolo Muani sealed the historic victory with his first international goal late in the second half. Manager Didier Deschamps now has an opportunity to make history with a team that was earlier doubted because of persistent injuries. And while current Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema is rumoured to make his return from injury, Adrien Rabiot will be sidelined for the final match in Qatar. Can Les Bleus set a new record after 60 years with a second straight World Cup at the expense of one of the most thrilling Argentine lineups yet?
France have been to the World Cup final for the 4th time, all since 1998 (1998, 2006, 2018, 2022). This is twice as many as any other country in the period.
As the reigning champions, they are trying to become just the 3rd country to win consecutive World Cups after Italy (1934, 1938) and Brazil (1958, 1962).
Les Bleus are unbeaten in their last 10 World Cup matches against South American countries (W6 D4). Their last loss was to Argentina, going down 2-1 in the 1978 group stage.
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Argentina v France Prediction – Final Thoughts
The stakes are high at this World Cup final, as it will put pressure on both sides. Lionel Messi must lead to Argentina to cast away any doubt that he is the greatest footballer in history. France, meanwhile are looking to cement their reputation as the best team in the world, and Mbappe wanting to prove that he is the future of football. With neither team having a tangible advantage over another (as seen in the course of the tournament), it will come down to passion for the win. It is most likely nothing will separate both sides for 90 minutes, as extra time to penalties is a large possibility. If that happens, La Albiceleste will have the slight advantage. With that, let’s take a look at the prediction.
Argentina v France Prediction
We will be betting on the Asian Handicap and Over/Under in Euro football odds for this match:
Over: 1.75 Goals
Disclaimer: The odds change from time to time without prior notice and is only available at the time of writing
For this FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final Argentina v France Prediction to win, Argentina need to win, or at least draw the match in full time. For the Over/Under bet to win, the total goal count should be above 1.75 goals.
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