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France vs. Argentina: World Cup Betting Preview of the Round 16 pairing

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
France vs. Argentina World Cup Betting Odds

Now that the group stage is heading to its close, World Cup betting players are ready for the eliminatory stages of the tournament. Here is where the action starts heating up as any mistake could cost a team its shot at international glory. One of the more intriguing matchups of Saturday’s Round 16 lineup has to be the France vs. Argentina matchup. France put on a brilliant display and Argentina managed to slip past thanks to a brilliant score from Messi. What kind of turnout will Saturday’s sports wagering odds predict?

2018 World Cup – France vs. Argentina – Saturday, June 30th

When: 10:00 am ET

Where: Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go

World Cup Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
France -½ (+140) 2 (-110) +141
Argentina +½ (-155) 2 (-105) +248
France/Argentina Draw +207
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France                     

France managed to rack up a total of 7 points through the group stage. Their first matchup at the 2018 World Cup was versus Australia. There the Frenchmen were pegged as heavy World Cup betting favorites and rightfully so. In the end the French advanced past the Aussies 2-1. Afterwards, France was tasked with facing Peru in a more challenging matchup. However, France rose to the challenge and scraped past 1-0. The last group stage matchup for France saw them draw against Denmark – the second team to make it out of the group stage. Now, France is hoping that they’ll be able to contain Messi this Saturday. All in all Messi’s performance hasn’t been that spectacular. Albeit, Maradona claims that has more to do with his teammates than Messi himself.

Players to Watch: Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-German), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), and Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona).

Argentina

The Argentinians managed to barely make it out of the group stage with 4 points. The reason Argentina had such a narrow call was due to their early struggles in the tournament. Their first matchup resulted in a draw against Iceland in a contest in which they were heavily favored. Moreover, their 0-3 loss to Croatia in the following matchup placed this team’s prowess in question. Many began to doubt Messi but Maradona stayed true to his heir. With a 2-1 victory over Nigeria, Argentina cemented their spot in the round of 16. We’ll have to see if they can pick up the pace in order to keep advancing.

Players to Watch: Marcos Rojos (Manchester United), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), and Sergio Aguero (Manchester City).

France vs. Argentina || World Cup Betting Predictions

Trends

  • France is 3-0-2 SU in their last 5 games
  • France has scored 7 goals in their last 5 games
  • The French have allowed 3 goals in their last 5 games
  • Argentina is 2-2-1 SU in their last 5 games
  • Argentina has scored 8 goals in their last 5 games
  • The Argentinians have allowed 11 goals in their last 5 games
France vs. Argentina || World Cup Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet on the round 16 of the World Cup take in this France vs. Argentina matchup? All in all it might be safer to stick with France here. Sure Argentina has Messi, but the French have been very consistent so far in the tournament. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-2 France.

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