Our betting experts at Ace Football preview the World Cup match between Argentina and France. Keep reading to get the latest team news, stats and betting tips.
Argentina and France vie for glory on the biggest stage in the 2022 FIFA World Cup final. The highly anticipated showdown will take place at Lusail Stadium on Sunday.
Having come this far in the World Cup, Argentina and France won’t budge without putting up a serious fight. We could be in for a long night in Lusail as the finalists bid to become champions of the world. Going into the clash, Argentina rank third in the FIFA World Rankings and one spot above fourth-placed France.
Team form: Argentina vs France
Argentina are unbeaten in their last three World Cup matches, first beating Australia 2-1, before beating the Netherlands on penalties after finishing 2-2. They then cruised past Croatia in a 3-0 victory. The South American champions have won nine of their last 10 matches across all tournaments, losing just one time.
France are on a three-match winning streak at the World Cup. They began by beating Poland 3-1. Then, England got brushed aside in a 1-2 win, before the French beat Morocco 2-0 in the semi-finals. The defending world champions were able to win six of their previous 10 games across all tournaments, drawing once and losing three times.
Betting stats for Argentina and France
Here are some interesting betting-relevant facts based on the data from the last couple of matches that Argentina and France played across all competitions.
- Argentina have not lost 44 of the last 46 matches
- Argentina have scored in 38 of the last 40 matches
- Argentina have won 10 of the last 11 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- Argentina have won 13 of the last 15 matches
- In 9 of the last 11 Argentina matches, the sum of goals was over 2.5
- In 10 of the last 12 France matches, the sum of goals was under 3.5
- France have won 5 of the last 6 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
- France have won 5 of the last 6 matches
- France have conceded in 10 of the last 12 matches
- France have not lost 5 of the last 6 matches
Players to watch: Argentina vs France
Lionel Messi is the most prolific World Cup scorer for the home team, with five goals recently. Argentina will undoubtedly rely on him to shine once again in their upcoming match. Meanwhile, France will be looking to Kylian Mbappe, hoping he can add to his current total of five World Cup goals in his latest game.
Popular markets: Argentina vs France
Argentina claimed all three points nine times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing zero along the way. They endured defeat once in this run. France have won six of their last 10 games, drawing one and losing three times.
Both teams to score
Argentina scored the first goal of the match an impressive nine times in the last ten games as the home side. Curiously, France only scored the opening goal of the match in three of the last ten away games. Argentina have been ready from the outset, scoring the opening goal in all of their previous 10 outings. France scored the first goal of the game in five of their last 10 games.
There were over 2.5 goals scored in eight of Argentina’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They scored an average of 3.2 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the last ten outings for France, who managed to score 1.6 times in those matches. Argentina managed to score at least once in their previous 15 matches.
Betting prediction: Argentina vs France
In conclusion, we have a free betting prediction for this game between Argentina and France. The betting tip was formed based on the abovementioned statements.