Two of the current best soccer players in the world, PSG teammates Leo Messi and Kylian Mbappe, will clash at the World Cup final on Sunday. Who will come out on top? Find the best 2022 World Cup props and bonuses in our sportsbook.
Let’s check the latest World Cup odds, stats, injury reports, and World Cup lines for Argentina vs France. We’ve plenty of World Cup betting odds for you to consider.
Lionel Messi Anytime Goalscorer (+165)
Argentina’s offense has been explosive, averaging two goals per game in this tournament and scoring on some of the better defensive teams in the world: Netherlands and Croatia. In their most competitive game, against the Netherlands, they had eight more shots and three more on target.
Leo Messi has won everything soccer has to offer at club level and on an individual basis, apart from the World Cup, that is. All the neutrals out there with any sense of romance about them will be routing for Messi to secure the World Cup this weekend; he is a player who has been the best of his generation and, some might say, the best player in the history of football.
Lionel Messi has scored the opening goal in more World Cup matches than any other player in the competition’s history, doing so four times in the 2022 tournament alone. He has scored five goals already and offered three assists, and we will include him in our soccer picks and parlays.
Kylian Mbappe Anytime Goalscorer (+200)
Kylian Mbappe has scored more World Cup goals than any other player across the last two tournaments, with France winning all six games in which he’s found the back of the net, including the 2018 final. He will once again be the focal point of the French team.
He is seen by many as the next player to lead a generation of footballers as Ronaldo and Messi have done for the last 15 years or so. Mbappe himself believes he can be better than both players. Messi and Mbappe are battling it out for the Golden Boot, an award that goes to the competition’s top scorer. Both players are neck and neck on 5-goals, though Mbappe is apparently just in front of Messi as he has scored fewer penalties. The French superstar is priced at +200 to find the back of the net with the latest soccer odds.
Julian Alvarez Anytime Goalscorer (+275)
Lionel Scaloni will surely look to Julian Alvarez to lead the line and score the goals alongside Lionel Messi on Sunday. Messi himself has called Julian Alvarez spectacular and extraordinary after the 22-year-old’s double against Croatia helped them into the World Cup final.
Manchester City’s Alvarez took his goal tally to four, one behind joint top scorers Messi and Kylian Mbappe. The young striker was not expected to feature prominently for Argentina this tournament and only made substitute appearances in their shock opening defeat by Saudi Arabia and the win over Mexico, with coach Lionel Scaloni initially preferring Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez.
Alvarez has started the four matches since, though, culminating in his impressive display in the 3-0 semi-final victory, in which he was brought down for Messi’s penalty opener before scoring the next two goals himself. If you’re betting online, you should back Alvarez to find the back of the net at +275.
Olivier Giroud Anytime Goalscorer (+300)
Soccer fans around the world know Olivier Giroud for the amazing talent he displays on the pitch. Giroud has played an essential role in the 2022 World Cup, contributing to French victories with his powerful goal-scoring ability. He now holds the record for most goals scored in the history of the French men’s national team. He’s amazing inside the box, a powerful striker, and brilliant on aerial ball.