2022 World Cup Final Betting: France and Argentina Meet In Monumental Clash and Where Worthy Wagers Await

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And then there were two. It’s perhaps the World Cup final many would have wanted from the outset and certainly a pairing that many would have backed with their initial World Cup bets.

Argentina will face France on December 18th, and the match is sure to be a tightly fought affair, with both footballing powerhouses rightly feeling they are capable of doing enough to lift the famous trophy once the referee blows that final whistle.

Surprise Packages But Predictable Finale

The Qatar World Cup will be remembered for a few surprises, mainly through the group phase, and an England exit that was predicted by many and arguably undeserved. 

In that group stage, we saw a number of incredible results play out. Argentina’s loss to Saudi Arabia may have been the peak of those shocks, but Japan’s comeback win over Germany would come close behind, as would their victory over Spain.

However, the final sees the teams who started the tournament in the second and third place spots when it comes to the World Cup betting odds face each other at the Lusail Stadium in a game that will see two of the tournament’s top performers go head to head.

Messi vs Mbappe

Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are teammates at PSG and are at opposite ends of their glittering careers. The final will be 35-year-old Messi’s last ever World Cup game, and for 23-year-old Mbappe, it represents a chance to secure a second title.

Both players are tied on five goals and will be keen to finish the tournament with the Golden Boot as well as a winners’ medal. 

Having won every other major honour, Messi will want to bow out in style, and it would be a fitting end to his international career. The former Barcelona man has achieved so much over the course of his astonishing career, including seven Ballon d’Or wins, four Champions League successes, 11 league titles (10 at the Nou Camp and one Ligue 1 crown), and a Copa America in 2021. 

There will be keen interest from fans of both players, and punters, as these two seek to make the biggest impact of all.

Supporting Cast

Obviously, the 2022 World Cup Final isn’t just about these two world-class talents; there are a host of other players that will have a chance to leave their mark on the big occasion.

Man City youngster Julian Alvarez has really arrived at this tournament, and his four goals have played a crucial part in helping Lionel Scaloni’s side to erase the shock defeat to Saudi Arabia from their memory.

Veteran forward Olivier Giroud has also netted four times and, in the process, become France’s leading goal-scorer of all time. The AC Milan man will hope to be on the scoresheet on Sunday and will be a handful for Argentina’s back-line to cope with.

Feisty Encounter

We predict that the final will be a very hard-fought occasion, and we can see there being more than a few cautions handed out by the referee, and this may be something you want to take into account when placing your World Cup Final bets.

When Argentina met the Netherlands in the quarter-finals, there were a grand total of 17 cards shown, including a red for Denzel Dumfries, and while we don’t imagine the level to hit these heights, there will likely be a high number of yellows shown.

Best Bets

In terms of price boosts, we like the look of the 9/2 offered by BoyleSports on France winning and there being over 2.5 goals scored in the final. 

Those who feel the time is right for Lionel Messi to collect the final missing piece in his silverware jigsaw might want to back Grosvenor Sports with their tempting 6/1 double on the PSG man netting first and Argentina taking the title. 

You can get 4/1 on a red card being given by Grosvenor Sports, and those odds seem reasonably generous. 


ARGENTINA to win as Lionel Messi achieves his destiny to finally lift the World Cup, leading to his immediate retirement from the international game.