The 2022 FIFA World Cup may have started with upsets, but it is two of the biggest favorites who emerged to meet in the final match. Defending champion France meets Argentina on Sunday to determine the World Cup champion, and oddsmakers are expecting a tightly contested matchup between two powerhouses. Let’s look at World Cup odds from major sportsbooks ahead of the final match.
World Cup Final Odds
France vs. Argentina, Sunday, 10 a.m. ET
- Spread: France (), Argentina ()
- Moneyline (Regular Time): France (), Argentina ()
For a team that began this tournament missing some major players due to injury, France has never seemed to be lacking in star-power throughout this World Cup. Kylian Mbappe has lived up to his reputation as one of the best goalscorers in the sport, and his five goals so far are good for a tie with Argentina’s Lionel Messi in the race for the Golden Boot. But Les Bleus have also gotten great performances out of Olivier Giroud, who’s scored four goals, as well as Antoine Griezmann, who’s created more scoring opportunities than any other player in the tournament.
It’s no secret that Messi is Argentina’s greatest threat. Argentina needs to control the pace of this match and avoid overcommitting on the attack. At the same time, it can’t fall back into a defensive shell, since France has scoring threats to choose from once it gets the ball in an opponent’s end.
These two teams are so evenly matched, and three of the last four World Cup final matches have been decided in either an additional extra period or penalty kick shootouts. France hasn’t gone beyond the 90 minutes of regulation play so far in this tournament, while Argentina eliminated the Netherlands on penalty kicks to advance in the quarterfinals.
Other Betting Options For France vs. Argentina
Odds to Score a Goal
The favorites to score at some point in this match are Messi (+175 on FanDuel, as of Thursday) and Mbappe (+210). Next is Giroud at +310.
Both Teams to Score
As of Thursday, FanDuel was offering +100 odds on both teams to score at least once in this match.
First Half Total
Current odds have the first half total at , indicating an expectation of a somewhat conservative start.