France vs Argentina Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for 2022 World Cup Final (Messi Finally Achieves New Milestone)

Devon Platana
France vs. Argentina prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match.
France vs. Argentina prediction, odds and betting insights for 2022 World Cup match. / AP Photos/Ariel Schalit
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France vs Argentina Match Info

2022 FIFA World Cup Final
France (5-0-1) vs. Argentina (5-0-1)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. ET
Venue: Lusail Iconic Stadium — Lusail, Qatar
Coverage: FOX

After a grueling few weeks, the 2022 FIFA World Cup Final is here as France looks to defend its championship against Argentina in what will be Lionel Messi's final tournament appearance.

France Advanced to its second consecutive World Cup Final after picking up a 2-0 victory against Morocco on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Argentina advanced to its first final since 2014 with a 3-0 win over Croatia, highlighted by Messi's scoring on a penalty while Julian Alvarez had two goals of his own.

Can France become the first country to win back-to-back World Cups since Brazil did so in 1958 and 1962? Or will Argentina figure out a way to take the gold home for the first time in nearly 40 years?

France vs Argentina Odds & Spread

All World Cup betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: FRA: (+175) | ARG: (+180) | Draw (+195)
Spread: FRA: -1 (+550) | ARG: +1 (-210)
Total: 2.5 – Over: (+142) | Under: (-174)
Team to Score the First Goal: ARG: (+100) | ARG: (+105) I NO GOALS: (+650)
Odds to Life the Cup: FRA: (-110) | ARG: (-106)

France enters this contest as the slight favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 a.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 2.5 goals with the under being favored at -174 odds.

France vs Argentina Prediction & Pick

This will be the 13th meeting between France and Argentina on the international stage. Argentina has won six of the first 12 matchups while France has been victorious in three, along with a trio of ties along the way. Having said that, it was the French who won most recently, snagging a 4-3 victory in the 2018 World Cup's Round of 16.

Although France has the advantage of being the reigning champion, I like Argentina winning this one. It's important to remember that the Argentinians are 4-1-0 (W-D-L) in their last five matches against Les Bleus, outscoring the French by a total of 9-5 in that span.

There's also the fact that Argentina is extra motivated by the opportunity of winning Messi his first-ever World Cup. Sometimes, motivation like that transcends skill and even though France is more than capable of winning another title, it seems like Argentina won't let anything stand in its way of the gold.

Final Score Prediction: Argentina: 2 | France: 1

France vs Argentina Betting Trends

- France defeated Morocco, 2-0, in the 2022 World Cup semifinals.
- Argentina defeated Croatia, 3-0, in the 2022 World Cup semifinals.
- France is 4-0-1 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Argentina is 5-0-0 (W-D-L) in its last five matches.
- Argentina is 4-0-1 (W-D-L) in its last five head-to-head matchups against France.

France vs Argentina Best Bet

Going with Argentina winning, it only makes sense to back La Albiceleste on the moneyline. An evenly matched matchup means that Argentina's odds actually carry some solid value, sitting at +180 at the time of writing.

Having already won five straight matches, back Argentina on the moneyline as it caps off the 2022 World Cup with another victory.

Bet: Argentina ML (+180)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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