World Cup Final 2022 Sunday 18th Dec 2022 Argentina vs France 3pm

So, here we are the 32 sides that started out at the World Cup last month are now just two as the holders France and Argentina do battle for the biggest prize on football this Sunday.

The pair have only met five times before and even though Argentina hold the upper hand with 4 wins to 1, the last time they played was the 4-3 cracker that saw France beat the South American’s for the first time. Argentina have also won 3 of those 5 head-to-heads ‘to nil’ and have also scored in them all.

A certain Kylian Mbappe scored two that day as well and with five 2022 World Cup goals so far, he’s been one of the stars of the tournament.

Both sides have lost the one game at this World Cup – Argentina suffered that shock opening group game defeat to Saudi Arabia, while France lost to Tunisia in their final group game.

But both have bounced back to get to the final two and if the match betting if anything to go by then you will be in for a game that could go either way.

France are on offer at 2.75, the draw 3.00 and Argentina 2.80.

So, despite losing that game to Saudi Arabia, Argentina still come here having lost just one of their last 42 games – which is a cracking 98% strike-rate of not losing a match over that period.

In contrast, France has actually only won 50% of their last 12 matches, while they’ve also only kept two clean sheets in those 12 fixtures.

The recent match stats suggest there could be goals in the game too. Yes, these finals are often cagey affairs but with 9 of Argentina’s last 11 games going Over 2.5 Goals and also 4 of France’s last 6 matches seeing 3+ goals, then the 2.00 on Over 2.5 Goals looks fair value.

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe will the big focal points in terms of where the goals will come from. The PSG teammates are also locked in a battle for the World Cup Golden Boot with five goals each, which adds a nice little sub-plot to the game.

Messi can be backed at 4.75 (1st) or 2.62 (anytime), with Mbappe 5.00 (1st) or 2.75 (anytime), but let’s also not overlook Olivier Giroud – the former Arsenal man has scored 4 World Cup goals at this tournament and is 8.00 (1st) or 4.33 (anytime).

Overall, in a game that will be Lionel Messi’s last at a World Cup, then we will all witness a big of history here. He’ll, of course, be hoping to go out on the highest high of the lot, but in a tight game to call the OVER 2.5 GOALS @ 2.00 looks a decent option and is how we’ll be playing this one.

Enjoy the match!



Argentina vs France Head-to-Head Stats

  • FIFA World Rankings, Argentina 3, France 4
  • Played 5 times, Argentina 4, Draws 0, France 1
  • Last met (World Cup 2018, Last 16), France 4-3 Argentina
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 3 of the last 5 head-to-heads
  • 3 of the last 5 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
  • Argentina have scored in all 5 previous games vs France
  • Argentina have won 3 of the last 5 head-to-heads ‘to nil’
  • Mbappe (France) scored twice in the last head-to-head

Argentina Match Stats

  • Argentina have won 2 of their last 5 games 2-0
  • Argentina have lost just 1 of their last 42 games
  • Both teams DIDN’T score in 10 of Argentina’s last 14 games
  • Argentina have won 10 of their last 14 games ‘to nil’
  • 9 of Argentina’s last 11 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Argentina have scored in 38 of their last 40 games
  • Messi has scored 15 goals in Argentina’s last 10 games
  • Top Scorer: Lionel Messi 95 goals, 170 caps


France Match Stats

  • France have only won 6 of their last 12 games
  • 4 of France’s last 6 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Both teams scored in 8 of France’s last 12 games
  • France have scored in 17 of their last 20 games
  • France have only kept 2 clean sheets in their last 12 games
  • France have scored 2+ goals in 5 of their last 6 games
  • Top Scorer: Olivier Giroud has scored 53 goals (120 caps) for France