World Cup 2022 Final Odds: France vs. Argentina
Ben Fowlkes breaks down the France vs. Argentina odds markets for the 2022 World Cup final. Moneyline, props, and more. The post World Cup 2022 Final Odds: France vs. Argentina appeared first on Legal Sports Report.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup may have started with upsets aplenty, but it’s two of the biggest favorites who have emerged to meet in the final match. Defending champion France meets Argentina on Sunday to determine the World Cup champion, and oddsmakers are expecting a tightly contested matchup between two powerhouses of the game. Now it’s time to look at the best World Cup odds from all the major sportsbooks ahead of the final match.
World Cup Final Odds
France vs. Argentina, Sunday, 10 a.m. ET
- Spread: France (), Argentina ()
- Moneyline (Regular Time): France (), Argentina ()
For a team that began this tournament missing some major players due to injury, France has never seemed to be lacking in star-power throughout this World Cup. Kylian Mbappe has lived up to his reputation as one of the best goalscorers in the sport at the moment, and his five goals so far are good for a tie with Argentina’s Lionel Messi in the race for the Golden Boot. But Les Bleus have also gotten great performances out of Olivier Giroud, who’s scored four goals, as well as Antoine Griezmann, who’s created more scoring opportunities than any other player in the tournament.
France’s game often hinges on the team’s quick-strike ability on the counter rather than on controlling possession of the ball throughout a match. This should make for an interesting stylistic test against Argentina, which had to be encouraged by seeing how heavily Morocco managed to pressure France late in the semifinal match.
It’s no secret that Messi is Argentina’s greatest threat. Teams have to keep a close eye on him at all times, since you never know when he’ll go from idly walking to exploding into a dangerous scoring position. Argentina needs to control the pace of this match and avoid overcommitting on the attack. At the same time, it can’t fall back into a defensive shell, since France has so many scoring threats to choose from once it gets the ball in an opponent’s end.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see this match go into extra time or penalty kicks in order to settle on a winner, which is especially important to note when betting on a team to win within regulation time. These two teams are so evenly matched, and three of the last four World Cup final matches have been decided in either an additional extra period or penalty kick shootouts. France hasn’t gone beyond the 90 minutes of regulation play so far in this tournament, while Argentina eliminated the Netherlands on penalty kicks to advance in the quarterfinals.
Other Betting Options For France vs. Argentina
Odds to Score a Goal
The favorites to score at some point in this match are Messi (+175 on FanDuel, as of Thursday) and Mbappe (+210). Also worth considering is Giroud at +310.
Both Teams to Score
These are two potent offenses going up against one another, and both have given up goals even in matches they’ve otherwise dominated. As of Thursday, FanDuel was offering +100 odds on both teams to score at least once in this match.
First Half Total
Neither of these teams has been an especially fast starter, and neither will want to make a mistake early on and end up playing from behind. Current odds have the first half total at , indicating an expectation of a somewhat conservative start.