Argentina vs France | World Cup (18.12.2022, 16:00)
We have finally arrived at the final act of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Playing in this exciting final will be Argentina and France, who will compete for the title at the Iconic Stadium in Lusail. Lionel Messi vs. Kylian Mbappé, the South American champions vs. the world champions, in a match that everyone believes is evenly matched. Albiceleste showed all their strength in the semi-final by beating Croatia 3-0 and sending out a clear signal: this team wants to triumph at any cost. The debut knockout was just a hiccup because Scaloni’s team has only lost on that occasion in the last two years. After the final loss in 2014 against Germany, another European selection will be the obstacle to overcome for the Albiceleste’s third world triumph.
For its part, France is called to defend the title conquered four years ago in Russia and will do so with many of the protagonists of that ride, above all Mbappé and Giroud. In the semifinal against Morocco, Les Bleus showed great maturity, directing the match immediately after a few minutes and finally managing to keep a clean sheet in this tournament. Deschamps’ team wants to make history and become the third team to win back-to-back World Cups, after Italy and Brazil. The last precedent between the two teams was the eighth final of the last World Cup, which France won 4-3, but Argentina had always won in the four previous direct clashes.
Argentina have not been able to stop scoring goals, as they have found the back of the net in each and every one of their most recent six games that they have participated in.
During that time period, they have scored a total of 12 goals while also allowing a sum of 5 goals to be scored against them.
The statistics serve as a reminder, and they show that France has allowed goals to be scored against them in 5 of their most recent 6 matches, for a total of 5 goals conceded. In terms of their defense, France has had its weaknesses brought to light. Of course, a pattern of that kind will not necessarily be repeated in this particular game if it is played out again.
Argentina vs France Predicted XI
Argentina Predicted XI: E. Martinez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Acuna; De Paul, Fernandez, Mac Allister; Di Maria, Messi, Alvarez.
France Predicted XI: Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez; Tchouameni, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud.
According to our analysis, it’s possible that France and Argentina will wind up canceling each other out in this situation.
Let’s wait and see how things turn out, although it seems like a tie is the most probable outcome. Because of this, our prediction for the final score is for it to be tied after a hard-fought battle.