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2022 World Cup Finals Odds

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Sadonna Price

Updated: Dec 15, 2022

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After 63 games, 32 nations have been reduced to only two, as we are set for the final of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Argentina and France will grace the Lusail Stadium on Sunday, with each side hoping to emerge from the planet’s ultimate game with football’s most desired trophy.

Lionel Messi just has one mission: to right the wrongs of the 2014 World Cup final. Surely, a win on Sunday for the Argentines would put an end to the G.O.A.T. debate.

France will also be chasing their own history. They’ll want to become the first nation to win back-to-back titles since Pele’s Brazil did so in the 1960s. If the French achieve the repeat, Kylian Mbappé’s comparison to Pele will grow ever stronger.

And just like the players, we’ll be endlessly mulling over Sunday’s fixture as this showpiece event brings forth another great betting opportunity.

Both teams are evenly matched, though France are the slight favorites on most sportsbooks with average odds of +170 (17/10) to win in 90 minutes. Argentina are priced at +190 (19/10) to also do so in 90 minutes.

So, who’s more likely to lift the trophy on Sunday? Let’s find out!

2022 World Cup Final Odds

Argentina Team Odds

Argentina entered the tournament with odds of +610 (61/10) to claim the World Cup trophy. Despite suffering a shock loss to Saudi Arabia, their performances have steadily improved, and so have their odds of emerging victorious in Qatar.

Their title aspirations were perfectly highlighted on Tuesday night when Messi and Julian Alvarez helped La Albiceleste to a comfortable 3-0 win against Croatia, a match many had initially thought would be a tighter affair.

That win helped them reach the final for the first time since 2014 and their 6th overall in World Cup history. Out of their previous five finals, they’ve lost three and won two.

For the first time in this tournament, Lionel Scaloni’s men enter a match as the slight underdogs.

You’ll find them with odds of +180/190 on most sportsbooks to win the final against France in 90 minutes and -110 (10/11) to do it via any means.

Other bets on the Argentines worth considering are Lionel Messi first goalscorer at +475 (19/4), over 1.5 team goals at +215 (28/13), and both teams to score at +100 (1/1).

France Team Odds

Les Bleus are bidding to become the first consecutive winners of the World Cup since the great Brazilian side of 1958 and 1962 — a team stacked with the likes of Garrincha and Pele.

They began the tournament as second-favorites with odds of +600 (61/10) and now average odds of -110 to win the final via any means on Sunday.

Despite missing many stars, France have been superb throughout the tournament, scoring 13 goals, one more than the Argentinians.

They even scored twice past Bono and Morocco, who had previously conceded just once throughout the entire tournament.

They’ll be hoping to add more goals during the final and show that the champions’ curse is just a fable told by teams that can’t handle the pressure.

This will be France’s third time competing in a World Cup final. They won the 1998 and 2018 finals but lost the 2006 final on penalties to Italy.

If you fancy Didier Deshamps’ men in this tie, you can get them at the odds mentioned above (-110) to clinch the title through any means, or you can select them at +170 (17/10) to get the job done within 90 minutes.

If you think there’ll be extra time, you can back a 90-minute draw at odds of +200 (2/1).

Other intriguing bets on the French include Kylian Mbappe anytime goalscorer at +225 (9/4) and both teams to score at +100 (1/1).

Argentina Vs. France Prediction

Finals are always cagey affairs, and we think this will also be a tight one to call.

While we marginally favor the French due to their recent triumph in 2018, we still think this match will go either way and could be decided by the slimmest of margins.

Because of this, backing both teams to score could be a solid alternative, as both have shown that they are lethal in front of goal.

With that, we’re predicting a 1-1 draw and for either team to win the cup via extra time or penalties.

How To Bet On World Cup Final

Placing a bet on the World Cup final can be a great way of adding to the excitement and drama of the match.

However, it’s important to understand the many different match markets on offer to choose the right one to bet on and give yourself the best chance of winning.

Here we briefly explain some of the most popular types of bets that will be available during the World Cup final.

Player Prop Bets

Player prop bets are placed on a certain player’s performance during a game.

During the final, you might think that Messi will score twice, that Varane will get a yellow card at some time in the match or that Emi Martinez will keep a clean sheet.

These are all player prop markets that you could bet on before or during the final.

Team Prop Bets

Team prop bets are similar to player prop bets but are based on a team’s performance during a game.

For example, you could bet on France to beat Argentina 3-1 or for France to keep a clean sheet.

Asian Handicap

Asian handicap bets give one side an imagined advantage or disadvantage, meaning that the odds are brought closer together.

To explain this more fully, as France are narrow favorites to beat Argentina, the handicap might be set at 0.5 goals.

France would be handicapped with -0.5 goals and Argentina given a slight head start with +0.5 goals. Whichever team then scores the most goals with the handicap applied is the winner.

As you’ll notice, this bet takes the draw result out of the equation and there has to be a match victor at full-time when the whistle blows.

You could either bet on France to win with a -0.5 goals handicap or Argentina to win with a +0.5 goals handicap. In this scenario, if the game was to finish 0-0 after 90 minutes, but you bet on Argentina to win with a +0.5 goals handicap, then you would win the bet.

Goal Lines

A bet on a goal lines market is a prediction on how many goals you think there will be in a game.

For example, you could bet on there to be a total of over 2.5 goals, which would mean you would win the bet in the event of Argentina beating France 2-1 in regulation time.

Totals Bets

Totals bets let you bet on a number of occurrences in a match.

For example, a bookmaker may predict there to be a total of 10 corners during the final. You can then bet on whether you think there will be more or fewer corners in the game than 10.

How To Sign Up At Sportsbook & Place A Bet

Placing a bet on the World Cup final is a simple task. Online betting has greatly increased the choices for punters, and you can now often decide between many different bookmakers when opening an account online.

Betting online also allows punters to keep track of any price changes and to make use of the best odds and offers possible.

Here are some simple steps to follow when you’re looking to place a bet online on Argentina v France.

Do your research to see which bookmakers are offering the best sign-up offers as there will be plenty during the World Cup.

Once you have decided which one to go for, you can fill in a few personal details and make your first deposit to open your online betting account.

When you have signed up and then found the market you are looking to bet on, next you should add the bet to your online betting slip before placing it.

Here are five simple steps to follow to do just that:

  1. Select the odds and choose ‘add’ to your on-screen betting slip.
  2. Decide on the amount of money to wager by typing in the figure in the box displayed.
  3. If you need to add money to your account, select deposit and choose the amount you would like to add. Your balance can usually be viewed at the top of the screen.
  4. If you already have the money in your account, then you are ready to click the ‘place bet’ button. Your betting slip will then confirm that you have placed your bet.
  5. After placing your bet, you might also be offered ‘cash out’ options before the end of the match, depending on the bookmaker you are betting with, so keep an eye on your betting slip during the final.

Argentina Performance In Qatar

The Argentines have won the World Cup twice and are tied with France. Only Italy, Germany, and Brazil have won more WC titles than both finalists.

In their H2H record against France, Argentina has the advantage. They’ve met 12 times in the past, with La Albiceste boasting six wins to France’s three wins. Their other three meetings have ended in draws.

In World Cup history, Argentina also hold the advantage over Les Bleus. Out of their previous three meetings, the Argentines have won twice, including in 1978 when they beat France 2-1 in the group stage and went on to win the WC trophy for the first time in their history.

Football Players

Argentina has always been a talented football nation, having produced legendary players like Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta, and Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano.

Their current crop of players lives up to past billing, and some would even argue that Lionel Messi is the country’s greatest-ever football export. If he wins the final on Sunday, there’s no doubt he’ll eclipse Maradona’s legendary status.

Alongside Messi are other talented forwards. Julian Alvarez, who recently joined Manchester City, has been leading Argentina’s attack in the knockout stages.

Lionel Scaloni also has the likes of Lautaro Martinez, Angel Di Maria, Papu Gomez, and Paulo Dybala to help bolster the side’s attack.

But forwards aren’t the only recipe in a title-winning team. In the middle of the park, Rodrigo De Paul, Enzo Fernandez, Leandro Paredes, and Alexis MacAllister are all worthy midfield options.

However, Scaloni’s first two picks tend to be De Paul and Fernandez.

In defense, Cristian Romero and Nicolas Otamendi have formed a solid CB partnership, and Manchester United’s Lisandro Martinez helps out whenever they switch to a back three.

Finally, Emi Martinez is the preferred pick in between the sticks.

Injury List

Papu Gomez is Argentina’s only injury worry, but he could be available for the final after missing a significant chunk of the knockout stages.

Gonzalo Montiel and Marcos Acuna had both missed the semi after picking up yellow cards but are now available for selection.

Coaching Staff/Technical Staff

The brains of this Argentina squad is another Lionel, with Lionel Scaloni at the helm.

He joined the national side together with Jorge Sampaoli and took over the reins after Sampaoli’s woeful 2018 World Cup campaign.

Since then, he’s led Argentina to soaring heights. In his first full year in charge, he took them to the 2019 Copa America semi-finals. Two years later, he led Messi and co to the promised land by delivering the Copa America title at Brazil’s expense.

In 2022, he beat Euro champs Italy in the CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions, with Argentina winning the Finalissima 3-0.

Argentina Road To The Finals

Stunningly, Argentina started the 2022 World Cup in the worst possible way, losing to Saudi Arabia, which was the 51st-ranked nation at that time.

However, their performances since then have been of worthy champs. They beat Mexico 2-0, with stunners from Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez, and then matched that same result in their final group game vs. Poland, which earned them the group’s top spot.

They met a spirited Australia team in the round of 16 and beat them 2-1 before edging the Netherlands on penalties in a nervy affair after a 2-2 draw.

Their semi-final matchup against Croatia was their most impressive performance in this edition of the finals. Many thought they would struggle, but Alvarez and Messi were both superb as they beat the Vatreni 3-0.

That was Argentina’s 3rd clean sheet overall. Another one in the final will surely be enough to bring it home.

France Performance In Qatar

France rose to the occasion at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, confirming the talent of their side to beat Croatia 4-2 in the final and lift the World Cup for only the second time in their history.

Les Bleus will draw confidence from being holders and from their recent meeting against Argentina, who they beat 4-3 in a classic in the last edition of the World Cup.

France will need to be at their most resolute against their opponents, but they are slight +170 (17/10) favorites to win and claim a second consecutive World Cup.

Football Players

France is ranked fourth in FIFA’s world rankings, and again we are talking about a squad that has quality players in all positions.

They are a young team that is still developing but judging by their performances in Qatar so far, this is a more assured side than the one that won the competition four years ago.

Les Bleus’ captain is 35-year-old goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

The Tottenham shot-stopper can pull off extraordinary saves, just as he did multiple times throughout the tournament.

Raphael Varane and Dayot Upamecano have formed a solid partnership in the absence of Presnel Kimpembe, and Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate has filled in regularly whenever needed, just as he did against Morocco in the semi-finals.

Despite missing key stars like Ngolo Kante, Paul Pogba, and Karim Benzema, France’s new crop of players have made sure that the absence of such senior members hasn’t been felt.

Most impressively, Aurelien Tchoumaneni has slotted in perfectly, forming a great partnership with Adrien Rabiot, whom many would have written off before this tournament.

Up top is the ever-reliable Olivier Giroud, who broke Thierry Henry’s France record during this tournament, coming up with some clutch goals, such as the winner against England in the quarter-finals.

Only fellow striker Kylian Mbappe has scored more goals for Les Bleus in Qatar with five, and he could be the biggest threat to Argentina in the final.

His guile, strength, and speed will undoubtedly test the aging Argentine center backs’ legs as the second half evolves.

Injury List

Didier Deschamps has no new injury woes.

Lucas Hernandez was ruled out of the tournament in the group stages, while Adrien Rabiot missed the semi-final victory due to a cold but should be back in action on Sunday.

There are rumors that Karim Benzema could feature in the final after initially being ruled out, but most of them seem to be untrue, as the striker just returned to training with Real Madrid.

Who knows? Benzema is still officially listed as part of France’s official squad, so a return into the fray may end up being the story of the tournament.

Coaching Staff/Technical Staff

France is led by experienced head coach Didier Deschamps. Before taking over as manager of the national side in 2012, he had successful spells at Monaco, Juventus, and Marseille.

His honors for France include the 2018 World Cup and the 2020-21 Nations League, making him one of the most successful France managers of all time.

Back-to-back World Cups would help secure legendary status for the 54-year-old Frenchman, who also lifted the trophy for the nation as a player.

France Road To The Finals

France hardly had to come out of third gear to win Group D, with highlights including a 4-1 win over Australia and a narrow 2-1 victory over the Danes.

They lost to Tunisia, but qualification had already been sealed then, and the loss didn’t stop them from emerging as group winners.

In the last 16, the challenge of Poland loomed, but Didier Deschamps’ men managed to use their big tournament experience to edge out Lewandowski and co, with Mbappe starring in a 3-1 win.

Up next was England, who gave Les Bleus a run for their money. But, as champions always do, they held on and found a way through a later Giroud winner, which finally broke England’s resistance.

They faced the tournament’s meanest defense in Morocco in the semis but got off to a flying start, thanks to Theo Hernandez’s early goal.

Morocco dominated most of the proceedings, but a late Randal Kolo Muani strike broke the hearts of the North Africans and guaranteed France a spot in the final with a 2-0 victory, where Deschamps’ men will have their sights set on making history.

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