The big day is here, the World Cup Final is upon us. The world is set to see the heavyweight matchup between Argentina and France.
Here are some bets for you to make for this game.
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Pick: Argentina (+165)
I backed Argentina to win this tournament before the tournament began and here they are in the Final. And they're favored. Although slightly.
There is little to distinguish these sides. They're basically neck-and-neck in just about every stat line.
The one noteworthy difference is xGA. Argentina is the second best-side in preventing chances with a 0.38xGA (only Brazil is better), while France is at 1.12xGA.
It's not a massive difference, but in a World Cup Final, marginal advantages are all that matter.
Pick: Lionel Messi (+160)
The competition for the golden ball will be settled in this game. Both Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are level at five goals each.
Messi has been in exceptional form throughout the tournament. This is going to be his final World Cup and he's making sure to go out with a bang.
Mbappe, who's the up-and-coming star of the sport looks like he's ready to take Messi's torche.
Both players have been instrumental in pushing their side into the Final. I'm going to back Messi to put his final touch in the Final with one final goal. And finally, win a World Cup.
Pick: U22.5 Attempts (-120)
This bet was successful in the Croatia-Morocco bronze medal game so I'm going to revisit it here in the Final.
Throughout the tournament, Argentina holds a combined 17.37 shots attempts-for and shot attempts against (per 90). While France holds 24.83 shots attempts-for and shot-attempts against (per 90).
I don't think we see a free-flowing back-and-forth shootout in this game. Both sides will be content to patiently create chances while stopping their opponent from creating their own.
Argentina has controlled possession in each of their games, and will likely do so again today. An Argentina-controlled game already sees this line hit the UNDER. With the predicted slower pace of this game bet the UNDER in shot attempts.