Argentina vs France predictions, odds, World Cup 18/12/2022

Argentina vs France prediction, tips, and picks

It’s been a wild ride but it’s time for the 2022 World Cup to have its victor. We’ve seen some amazing teams this year. We’ve seen the Morocco underdog story, a brave Japan defying all odds and escaping the “group of death”, and the soccer heavyweights crash and burn. But not Argentina and France.

These two teams showed remarkable skills, determination, and courage to fight their way to the final. Credit goes to the coaches for their strategic genius but also to the players as they were the ones who poured heart and soul into the games so far.

La Albiceleste outplayed each opponent so far in the World Cup. That’s why our Argentina vs France prediction is oriented toward a solid performance by the South American team. Lionel Scaloni’s boys were among the top favorites to win the World Cup and we saw why in these six games. Lionel Messi’s tremendous form is part of the reason for the crazy-good Argentina vs France odds you see in this article.

We’re convinced that France will give their best to defend the 2018 title but all the omens for an Argentina win are there.

Players to watch in the Argentina vs France contest

Argentina

Julian Alvarez: Everyone’s talking about Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. But we seem to forget that there’s a young and talented Julian Alvarez who has been killing it at the World Cup. Sure, he doesn’t have any assists but he is the focal point of Argentina’s attack and we expect him to be in Lionel Scaloni’s starting XI. He bagged four goals and has a very good chance of winning the top scorer award in the World Cup.

France

Kylian Mbappe: Without a doubt, the best striker in the World right now. He bagged five goals for France and provided his teammates with two assists. Kylian Mbappe is the real deal. He’s the main reason why France even got so far in the World Cup. Without Karim Benzema up front, someone had to step up and be the hero. And Kylian Mbappe played his role extremely well until now.

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Argentina vs France lineups

This is where you’ll find the confirmed starting XI for two managers. If you don’t see them right away, come back 45 minutes before the start of the game.

Argentina

4-4-2
23
Emiliano Martinez
ar
26
Nahuel Molina
ar
13
Cristian Romero
ar
19
Nicolas Otamendi
ar
3
Nicolas Tagliafico
ar
24
Enzo Fernandez
ar
7
Rodrigo De Paul
ar
20
Alexis Mac Allister
ar
10
Lionel Messi
ar
9
Julian Alvarez
ar
11
Angel Di Maria
ar
Substitutes
14
Exequiel Palacios
ar
18
Guido Rodriguez
ar
4
Gonzalo Montiel
ar
8
Marcos Acuna
ar
22
Lautaro Martinez
ar
2
Juan Foyth
ar
25
Lisandro Martinez
ar
6
German Pezzella
ar
16
Thiago Almada
ar
15
Angel Correa
ar
12
Geronimo Rulli
ar
1
Franco Armani
ar
17
Papu Gomez
ar
5
Leandro Paredes
ar
21
Paulo Dybala
ar

France

4-1-2-3
1
Hugo Lloris
fr
5
Jules Kounde
fr
4
Raphael Varane
fr
18
Dayot Upamecano
fr
22
Theo Hernandez
fr
8
Aurelien Tchouameni
fr
7
Antoine Griezmann
fr
14
Adrien Rabiot
fr
11
Ousmane Dembele
fr
9
Olivier Giroud
fr
10
Kylian Mbappe
fr
Substitutes
23
Alphonse Areola
fr
17
William Saliba
fr
13
Youssouf Fofana
fr
25
Eduardo Camavinga
fr
20
Kingsley Coman
fr
12
Randal Kolo Muani
fr
6
Matteo Guendouzi
fr
15
Jordan Veretout
fr
3
Axel Disasi
fr
24
Ibrahima Konate
fr
2
Benjamin Pavard
fr
26
Marcus Thuram
fr
16
Steve Mandanda
fr

Our best Argentina vs France prediction and picks for the World Cup final

These Argentina vs France picks will help you in making the right decisions today.

Argentina vs France odds: Argentina to win @ +190

As much as we’d like to see France defending their 2018 title, we have to give credit where credit is due. And La Albiceleste have been the best team so far by a landslide. Not one team managed to outplay Argentina in the six games we saw until this final.

Sure, the Netherlands made life hell for Lionel Scaloni but Louis van Gaal’s boys certainly didn’t outplay Argentina. The penalty roulette was a great opportunity for us to see what a fantastic goalkeeper Argentina have.

The 4:3 French victory over Argentina back in 2018 still stings and we’re convinced that the South American players have a vendetta on their minds. Our Argentina vs France prediction is for a La Albiceleste victory on Sunday. Poland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Australia, and Croatia all fell victim to this outstanding team and it will be surprising to see France coping with the pressure here.

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Argentina vs France prediction: Lionel Messi to score @ +165

Kylian Mbappe will have to produce a once-in-a-lifetime show on Sunday if he’s to poach the Golden Ball award from Lionel Messi. Does La Pulga even age? How is this 35-year-old player coping with the much younger and much physically stronger players? What he did to Josko Gvardiol in the semi-finals was simply humiliating.

Lionel Messi scored five goals for Argentina in this World Cup and provided his teammates with three assists. It’s only logical for our second Argentina vs France prediction to be a Lionel Messi show. Yes, most of his goals were from penalties but this doesn’t take away anything from the danger he imposes on the defenders. He’s the key man in Argentina’s team and we expect him to do well versus France.

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Other World Cup games for this weekend

Don’t miss out on our remaining World Cup predictions as Croatia takes on Morocco in a vicious fight for 3rd place. Both teams deserve to be named the 3rd-best team in the World but, sadly, only one can. Our Argentina vs France prediction in this article is the last one for this World Cup and we are grateful that you were with us!