With three days to go until the World Cup final, France is currently marginally ahead of Argentina as favourite to win Sunday’s final; a game that will mark the final time that we will see Lionel Messi on the biggest stage of all.
Despite Argentina’s convincing play against Croatia, that led to the 3-0 win, France, led by Didier Deschamps, the reigning champions are priced at 10/11 to retain their crown and become the first side to go back-to-back at World Cups since Brazil in 1962. Meanwhile, Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina can be backed at a best price of 11/10 to lift the Jules Rimet Trophy.
As for the betting in 90 minutes, France are 37/20 best price to win whereas Argentina can be backed at 9/5; a draw is available for a general 2/1.
Kick-off in the World Cup Final is 15:00 GMT and there are plenty of free bets available for the game.
So whether you’re backing Les Bleus to retain their title, or believe that a long overdue, well deserved, Messi World Cup win is written in the footballing stars, there’s plenty of betting value to be had.