France vs Argentina Betting Tip
Statistics, predictions and bet tips with highest odds for the World Cup Match France vs Argentina. Sounds analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance by football experts.
France vs Argentina | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The first match of the 2018 World Cup knockout stage takes place on Saturday afternoon, with former winners France and Argentina going head-to-head in Kazan. Despite having only qualified for this stage of the competition by the skin of their teeth, Argentina will be quietly confident of coming out on top, against a France side who made it this far, despite not having found their best form of yet in Russia.
France and Argentina meet in the World Cup Round of 16 this weekend, with both teams having headed to Russia this summer among the favourites to lift the famous trophy. There is little to separate the duo in the betting odds from major bookmakers, meaning that there are some extremely attractive markets worth considering surrounding this match. For those still unsure of who to back ahead of kick-off, it is well worth checking out our top betting tip below. However, let’s first take a closer look at the two teams, starting with France.
France News & Form
France come into the match off the back of a goalless draw against Denmark, with previous successes over Australia and Peru having secured their place in the Round of 16. Manager Didier Deschamps is likely to recall the likes of Paul Pogba, Samuel Umtiti and Benjamin Pavard to the starting line-up this weekend, with the trio having been rested against Denmark. Despite the duo having scored just one goal between them so far in the competition, Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud are almost certain to start in attacking roles.
Argentina News & Form
Argentina secured their place in the knockout stages in Russia thanks to a late winner against Nigeria last time around, however the 2014 finalists will have to raise their game if they are to progress further. Lionel Messi opened his World Cup account against the Super Eagles, with the Barcelona star set to provide the biggest attacking threat for the dedicated away side.
France vs Argentina Head to Head
The two nations have met a total of 11 times in the past, with Argentina having recorded six wins from such encounters, drawing three times in the process. As well as this, the South American’s have won the last two matches between the two, coming in friendly internationals back in 2007 and 2009 respectively. France’s last success against Argentina came in 1986.
France vs Argentina Odds and Predictions
Due to Didier Deschamps’ side being unbeaten in their World Cup campaign to date, it perhaps comes as little surprise that it is France who are the favourites for victory on Saturday with the majority of major online bookmakers. The 1998 winners are available to back at odds of 11/8 with William Hill, while Argentina are priced at 13/5 on the same platform to claim a famous World Cup win. Meanwhile, a draw after 90 minutes is also available at 21/10 with Paddy Power.
Our Top Betting Tip: “both teams to score”
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on both teams to score during the 90 minutes in Kazan, a market is available at a best price of 21/20 with 888Sport.
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