The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has reached its climax as we approach the final of the tournament to be played in just a couple of days’ time. Defending champions France is set to meet Argentina at the Lusail Iconic Stadium for the World Cup championship-match on Sunday with both the nations vying to lift the trophy for the 3rd time in their history.
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Betting Predictions – Sponsored by Cyber Bet
Cyber Bet Betting Odds: 2.69
Last 5 Matches Performance: W W W W W
Argentina emerged as 3-0 winners over 2018 runners-up Croatia in the 1st semi-final to put itself on the cusp of lifting the ultimate prize in football once again. The Albiceleste is back in the World Cup final after 8 years when its challenge ended in tears with the silver-medal in Brazil 2014. This match will most likely be the final swansong for Lionel Messi with the national-team and the entire country will be praying for a glorious end to his international-career.
The Argentine skipper has been in sublime form during this World Cup after delivering a virtuoso performance in the semi-final while the supporting-cast has also stepped up to the plate in the big moments. It definitely is a more capable team than the one that reached the final 8 years ago. Centre-backs Cristian Romero and Nicolas Otamendi along with the goalkeeper Emiliano Martínez provide a robust defence while Rodrigo de Paul and Enzo Fernández have been quite solid in the midfield. Messi is still the main-man up front but the youngster Julián Álvarez has proven himself to be an able deputy.
Probable starting XI: Emiliano Martínez (gk), Nicolás Otamendi, Cristian Romero, Lisandro Martínez, Nahuel Molina, Marcos Acuña, Enzo Fernández, Rodrigo De Paul, Alexis Mac Allister, Julián Álvarez, Lionel Messi.
Cyber Bet Betting Odds: 2.71
Last 5 Matches Performance: W L W W W
In the 2nd semi-final, France brought an end to Morocco’s miracle-run to the last-4 with a 2-0 victory to make its 4th appearance in the World Cup final. It is now on the brink of becoming the first team to successfully defend its title in the last 6 decades and Didier Deschamps is close to becoming only the 2nd manager to win the trophy on 2 occasions. Deschamps already belongs to an elite group of just 3 men who have lifted the trophy both as a player and a coach, having captained France during its maiden triumph in 1998.
France has arguably been the standout team of Qatar despite tasting a defeat in its final group-match. With world-class players in its ranks, it looks a confident, cohesive side that has the ability to switch through the gears to lift its game at crucial stages. Raphaël Varane and Ibrahima Konaté are likely to form the centre-back pairing although right-back Jules Koundé has been the most consistent performer on the defensive-end. Kylian Mbappé will obviously attract the most attention while Antoine Griezmann has been the unsung-hero of the team and Olivier Giroud is a striker in superb form at the minute.
Probable starting XI: Hugo Lloris (gk), Raphaël Varane, Dayot Upamecano, Jules Koundé, Theo Hernández, Aurélien Tchouameni, Adrien Rabiot, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembélé, Kylian Mbappé, Olivier Giroud.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Top Betting Tips
Match Result: France at 2.69 on Cyber Bet
Argentina may be the marginal favourite to win the World Cup final but the weight of expectations might just be a bit too heavy at the end once again. France looks the stronger side overall amongst the two especially with the extra bit of quality on the bench.
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd Half at 2.19 on Cyber Bet
Argentina has accumulated 12 goals during this World Cup of which 8 have been scored during the 2nd half. Meanwhile France has netted 13 times in Qatar 2022 and 8 of those were scored after the half-time interval.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Extra Betting Tips
Winning Margin: France 1 Goal at 3.08 on Cyber Bet
Match Result & Both Team to Score: France & Yes at 5.10 on Cyber Bet
Correct Score: Argentina 1-2 France at 7.54 on Cyber Bet
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