Who will win France vs Argentina – Prediction & Odds, World Cup 2018

29th June 2018 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions
France v Argentina- World Cup 2018

France vs Argentina World Cup Prediction 30th June 2018 – 3.00 p.m

It is fair to say that these two big guns have totally underperformed so far at the 2018 World Cup. Argentina survived only by the skin of their teeth in the group stage as they were heading out until a late winner against Nigeria in their final group stage game. France didn’t have things all their own way in their group, but they managed to play through some underwhelming performances to get the top spot in their group. Read our prediction of who will win in France v Argentina.

France vs Argentina Odds*

France 13/10
Draw 21/10
Argentina 27/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 27th, 2018 at 5:52 p.m.)

Who will win France vs Argentina?

This should be some contest and it is likely to be pretty intense. Neither have found their top gear at the tournament and both have shown some weaknesses at the back. It is likely to be an evenly contested affair with fine margins and that makes thinking about who will win this France vs Argentina encounter a tough thing to figure out.

Les Bleus looking for form

It hasn’t been the most convincing of campaigns so far from France at the 2018 World Cup. For a side that had been pegged as such a strong contender at the front of the pack ahead of kick-off, they have struggled to hit any highs. They could only open with back to back one goal margin victories over Australia and then Peru, which was nothing to write home about and they only got the victory over the Socceroos thanks to a late deflected own goal and they had their backs against the wall against Peru. A bit of game management then saw France play out a 0-0 draw with Denmark in their final game to settle on the top spot. With one goal margin wins over Australia and Peru, a France to win by 1 goal option at bet365 is at 13/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 27th, 2018 at 5:52 p.m.).

They can and are likely going to have to play a lot better than they have done. This will probably be a tight game and under 2.5 goals for 1/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 27th, 2018 at 5:52 p.m.) makes for one of our top France v Argentina predictions. France have only lost one of their last fourteen and are unbeaten in six for current form. So winning form is there from them. Their midfield hasn’t quite gotten going and they have looked a bit unsure of themselves in the final third with Antoine Griezmann netting just once so far. There will be questions asked of them at the back as both teams have scored in all but three of France’s last nine games. You can back that to happen at 21/20 odds with bet365 for this game* (Betting Odds were taken from June 27th, 2018 at 5:52 p.m.).

Albiceleste survive somehow

Quite how Argentina survived may end up looking like a mystery. With just a few minutes left on the clock in their final group stage match, Argentina were packing their bags. It was that poor of a group stage from them, but Marcos Rojo popped up in the box and slotted home a late winner against Nigeria to give Argentina a berth in the knockout stages at the expense of the Africans. That was only by the skin of their teeth as once again they put in a poor performance. They were never at their best in a 1-1 draw with Iceland and were shocking poor in their 3-0 defeat against Croatia in their second group stage fixture. They failed to put anything together in the second half of their game against Nigeria as well and it looked as if they were going to pay a heavy price. But they got through and you wonder if that will ignore something better in them.

Lionel Messi missed a penalty against Iceland but opened his World Cup 2018 account against Nigeria and how badly his country needs him for that spark of inspiration. They do look very poor in midfield and at the back though. Argentina are W3 D1 L2 in their last six played, collecting only the one clean sheet along the way (in a friendly against Haiti). If you want to find a positive for them then it is the fact that they have scored at least two goals in all but two of their last seven games played. They may well struggle to get to that in this fixture though and in the bet365 correct score market the shortest priced option is a 1-1 draw at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 27th, 2018 at 5:52 p.m.). Croatia dominated Argentina in the middle of the park and France may well do the same.

France vs Argentina Prediction

We can see Lionel Messi’s hopes of winning the World Cup fade away in this game. France have the stronger midfield and that is an area in which Argentina have already collapsed badly. France should be able to create enough against a weak Argentina midfield and an unconvincing back line to get through to the quarter finals. It is most likely going to be by the one goal margin only though.

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