France vs. Argentina
|Date & Time||Saturday June 30, 2018, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
The Line: France +130 / Draw +225 / Argentina +217 -- Over/Under: 2.5
France and Argentina will play each other in the round of 16 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This is a game between two nations with a rich footballing history and both sides will be determined to win this game and book a spot in the quarterfinals.
France have not peaked but have managed to remain undefeated during the group stages. The manager rested many of the top players in the final group stage game against Denmark and that should mean that the players are fresh and ready to play this big game. It will be important that the French create more chances since that was a massive criticism of their performances in the opening games. The mood will be good in the French camp as they prepare for this clash.
On the other side, Argentina are not looking good. The South American giants are lucky to make it to the round of 16. This side is not playing as a team and they are overly reliant on Leo Messi. There is no midfield and the defense is shaky. These are not good signs for any team. While the issues were outweighed by Messi’s talent in the group stages, it will be hard for that to happen again in this big game.
Looking at all the information, I am going to predict that France wins this game. Argentina are looking very poor and I don’t think Leo Messi alone can win this game for the South Americans. We are getting a good enough price to bet on France winning this game and a result it is the wager which I am going to suggest. This could be a big win for France so the bet which I am suggesting should be quite safe.