The final two teams in the World Cup will do battle in Sunday’s showpiece in Qatar, as Lusail Stadium hosts the 2022 World Cup Final. France will be looking for a historic second consecutive win, while Lionel Messi will be dreaming of ending his international career by winning the biggest prize of all.
World Cup Final 2022 Odds
The BetXchange odds show how closely these two nations match up, as France are the slender favourites to retain their title at 35/20. However, Argentina is still available at 37/20. The draw is currently priced up at 21/10. It promises to be an entertaining World Cup Final, and over 2.5 goals is currently available at 13/10. Meanwhile, under 2.5 goals is a 11/20 chance.
World Cup Final Preview
France will be competing in the World Cup final for the second straight edition of the competition. They will be looking to join an elite group of nations that have successfully defended the World Cup, and the first to achieve that feat since Brazil in 1962. The French have been relentless throughout the competition, as they have managed to win fixtures despite not being at their best.
That has been evident over the past seven days, as they were the second-best team against England, before claiming a 2-1 win. That was also the case against Morocco in the semi-final, but goals from Theo Hernandez and Randal Kolo Muani were scored at precisely the right moment to stifle any Moroccan confidence.
For Argentina, it will be all about Lionel Messi and his shot at footballing immortality on Sunday. Messi has been in sublime form throughout the tournament in Qatar, and he will be hoping that he can guide his nation to a third World Cup success.
They have come a long way since their 2-1 defeat against Saudi Arabia in their opening fixture, as they have won each of their previous five matches. Their best performance at the World Cup came in their semi-final showdown against Croatia, with Messi producing a moment of magic to set up the third goal for Julian Alvarez.
This will be Argentina’s sixth appearance in the World Cup final, but they have suffered more defeats in the final than any other nation. That includes their defeat in the 2014 edition. France will be playing in the final for the fourth time in their history, with their only defeat coming on penalties against Italy in 2006.
Head to Head
France and Argentina have met on three previous occasions at the World Cup, with Argentina winning on two occasions. However, this will be the first meeting since France’s dramatic 4-3 win in the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup. Overall, France has won three of the previous 12 meetings, with Argentina claiming victories on six occasions.
World Cup Final 2022 Prediction
This promises to be a thrilling World Cup Final in Qatar, and it could be one that goes either way. However, we like the chances of France to successfully defend the title they won four years ago and end Messi’s dream of a World Cup success. France has excellent defensive qualities, and the wings could be where the game is won for the French.