France vs Argentina Preview:

The Round of 16 in the FIFA World Cup commences on 30th June and the first match is to be played between Argentina and France. France would start this game as the favourites and Argentina would try to prove them otherwise. It is do or die match and both the teams are expected to bring in all firepower to the game and would aim to take an early lead in the game. Chances are higher that France would score early in this game because the Argentina defense is vulnerable and after the blunder by Mascherano in their last game, Argentina would try to keep things locked outside their penalty box. France, even if they take the lead, chances are that Lionel Messi would find the equalizer and the brilliance of this man can outshadow the whole France team. And, like in their previous four encounters in this game as well Argentina is most likely to register another win.

 

France vs Argentina Betting Odds:

According to bet365 the odds of France winning this game is 29/20 and the odds of Argentina winning this game is 5/2. Similar odds have been provided by skybet too as their odds for France emerging out victorious are 7/5 and for Argentina to win the odds are 12/5 and chances for a draw is 2. Betfair odds for France in this game is 29/20, for Argentina the chances are 13/5 and for a draw is 2.

 

Recent Form:

France – D W W D W W
Argentina – W L D W L W

 

France vs Argentina team news:

France is expected to bring all their star players back for this game starting with Hugo Lloris in the goal, Samuel Umtiti in the defense Paul Pogba in the defensive midfield with Antoine Griezmann starting in the middle and Olivier Giroud in the front. Giroud is expected to be supported by Kylian Mbappe and Nabil Fekir.

Argentina would go with Franco Armani in this game as well after putting on a standard show against Nigeria. Sergio Aguero may also get a nod in this game to start. Angel Di Maria is also expected to start but Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala remains a doubt in this game.

 

Predictions:

Argentina is most likely to come out on top after this game.

 

Man Of The Match:

If France has to win then it would fall on Antoine Griezmann and if Argentina wins, it will be Lionel Messi.