World Cup football bets for France – Argentina
The first round of the World Cup 2018 is between the teams of France and Argentina. The duel will be played on Saturday, June 30, at the “Kazan Arena” stadium.
The team of France is entering as a favorite in this meeting considering the way Argentina presented itself in the group stage of the World Cup. The South Americans were more than disappointing in their three games in the group but managed to sneak in the 1/8-finals and now they are waiting for one of the top favorites to win the tournament. How in fact did the teams of France and Argentina come to direct elimination?
The French team finished first in Group C with a seven point asset. The Fellows started in the tournament with two consecutive wins and in their last game they made 0:0 against Denmark. Their coach Didier Deschamps had made some changes for the last match of the group stage and we did not expect to see much of the “cocks” in the top positions. But now France will have to demonstrate the best of itself after facing Argentina. The French have begun the world finals with a tough 2: 1 victory over Australia. In their second game they beat Peru 1-0 with the general opinion that Didier Deschamps did not show the best of himself. Will this not happen in the upcoming match with Argentina’s two-time world champion?
The South Americans finished in second place in their group “D” as they were minutes away from the 2018 World Cup. Argentina had only one point after their first two games in a group stage. They made 1:1 against Iceland in the first round, then lost 0:3 from Croatia. So the third round against Nigeria was all or nothing for Lionel Messi and a company. The Barcelona player gave the “Gaucosos” a great shot in the first half, but after the break, Nigeria’s equalizer came after Victor Moses’s shot from a penalty kick. Many saw the Argentines dropping out of the tournament, but two of the defenders ranked the team at the 1/8-finals. In the 86th minute Gabriel Mercado centered in the penalty area where Marcos Rojo was left uncovered and sent the ball into the door of Uzoho to throw in ecstasy thousands of Argentines on the stands and millions of fans in the country.
Argentine manager Jorge Sampaoli had made a lot of changes for the Nigeria match, dictated by the weak game of the team with Croatia. River Plate goalkeeper Franco Armani made his debut for the national team as being preferred to the sinister Caballero. In addition, Argentina returned to a 4-4-2, with Messi and Higuain leading the Gaucos attack. In the middle of the field, Ever Banega was given a chance as a champion, and he did a good job by assisting Messi in the first half. Jorge Sampaoli will not make more than 1-2 changes for the upcoming match against France after his team at Nigeria finally looked better on the pitch and created a lot of goals.
France coach Didier Deschamps gave a break to some key figures in the last match of the group stage against Denmark. Hugo Lloris, Kylian Mbappe, Samuel Umtiti and Paul Pogba were part of the players who were left behind by the “Red Dynamite”. Lemar and N’Zonzi were given the chances of being in the lead, but they did not impress in the half of their opponents and would probably sit again on the bench. France scored only three goals in the tournament so far, and much more was expected. If the “cocks” do not improve their performance, they may have serious problems against Argentina’s team, which has been dropped by many specialists. But I think Lionel Messi and the company have good chances of success at this meeting, as the world championship for them is just starting out and they will try to show that they were right to play in the final four years ago in Brazil.
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