France v Argentina Predictions & Betting Odds – World Cup 2018

French midfield to be the difference

France v Argentina- World Cup 2018

France v Argentina Betting Preview – World Cup 2018 30th June – 3.00 p.m

France and Argentina went into the World Cup with a fair degree of expectation on their shoulders. That may have diminished as bit as neither of them have looked all that good. Argentina had some massive struggles through their group stage campaign and only made it through to the knockouts with a late goal in their final game. France haven’t delivered any kind of fluency and they found themselves under pressure in their group. Our prediction for the Argentina v France game is a tight duel.

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France have yet to produce a good performance at the 2018 World Cup, but they have managed to get the jobs in front of them done. They won Group C with seven points but it wasn’t all that easy along the way. They were challenged by Australia in their opening game and it looked as if the Socceroos were going to hold out for a draw until a massive deflected own goal sunk them late on. Then Peru had France on the back foot and totally deserved a draw against the Europeans. France then played out a 0-0 draw with Denmark in their final match, a result that both looked happy enough to settle with from kick-off as it sent them both through to the next round. 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.).

Antoine Griezmann hasn’t quite been in the thick of things as expected and has just one converted penalty to his name which was against Australia. The French have not looked all that sharp in the final third really. The knockout stage will see teams tighten up a bit and take lesser risks because of having no safety net 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 are W4 D2 in their last six games and have only suffered the one defeat in their last fourteen played which is an impressive run. But they just haven’t been playing well and haven’t clicked into anywhere near top gear at Russia 2018. The positive is, is that could still happen and winning when not playing well is never a bad thing. Both teams have scored in all but three of France’s last nine games, so they have had defensive lapses.

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While France haven’t been great, Argentina have been far worse. They were almost packing their bags until Marcos Rojo popped up in the 86th minute of their final group stage game against Nigeria to give the South Americans a 2-1 win. That strike sent them through by the skin of their teeth at the expense of the Nigerians who just needed to hold out for the draw. Argentina were struggling from the start of this campaign with a 1-1 draw against Iceland and then they produced a shocker as they were torn apart in a 3-0 loss against Croatia. Despite all of that, the Alblicesete managed to find a way through. There are clear and present problems with the team, namely they have nothing going for them in the middle of the park, neither in defensive strengths or creativity and their back line is shaky at best. Both teams to score at bet365 is at 21/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 27th, 2018 at 5:52 p.m.) has to be worth a look considering they haven’t taken a clean sheet yet.

Lionel Messi, after missing a spot-kick against Iceland, got his first goal of the tournament as he struck against Nigeria. They are going to need more and more from him. Argentina are W3 D1 L2 in their last six games and so have not looked reliable and are a huge risk for punters. They have picked up just one clean sheet in their last six games, which was in a friendly victory over Haiti just before the World Cup. You can look at Argentina and find positives though because they have scored at least two goals in five of their last seven games but at this tournament they have had huge stage fright. They aren’t likely to get the better of France in midfield that’s for sure. 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.). Will their survival act have pulled them together for better things?

France v Argentina Head to Head

France and Argentina will be meeting for the first time.

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France v Argentina Betting 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.)

France v Argentina Predictions

There is not likely going to be too much to split these two but we see the difference being made in the midfield area. France are much stronger there of the two and that is where they can get enough control in this game to take a win. For our France v Argentina prediction we are looking at France to squeeze through by a one-goal margin.