France (@1.72) vs Argentina (@2.2)

Our Prediction:

France will win

France – Argentina Match Prediction | 24-08-2019 03:15

Barcelonas superstar finally showed some of his magic when he converted the extraordinary long pass from Ever Banega who enjoyed his first start of the competition on the day. Messi beautifully executed past Nigeria keeper Uzoho to bring Diego Armando Maradona and the entire Argentine population into delirium before the aforementioned finish with Rojo netting the winner at the death actually happened.

With none of the replacements standing out, it is likely the XI that started the second group game against Peru will be back in action against Argentina. Didier Deschamps rested players against Denmark, with the squad rotation making for a scrappy game of few chances. That would mean Hugo Lloris, Benjamin Pavard, Samuel Umtiti, Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi and Kylian Mbappe all returning to the starting line-up.

France booked their place in the round of 16 with two wins from their first two matches, defeating Australia thanks to Antoine Griezmanns penalty and a deflected Paul Pogba strike in their opening game before Kylian Mbappe scored the only goal of the game against Peru. Squad rotation led to a disjointed, scrappy performance against Denmark in their final group game though; the goalless draw was enough for France team to top the group and Denmark to join them in the second round but was met with boos from the Moscow crowd.

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Finally, they broke through as Marcus Rojo scored the decisive second goal of the match as whole Argentina celebrated their goal. The final whistle of the match ended with Argentina 2 Iceland 1 with Argentina qualifying to the knockout stages as runners-up in Group D. The final minutes of the match saw Argentina mounting attack after attack in search of their elusive girl which would take them to the knockout stages.

The first match of Round of 16 will be played on Saturday and no team would want to afford any more glitches. Top Two teams from each group qualified for the next round which is called Round of 16. The Best Sports Website in India is back with the France vs Argentina Match Winner Prediction, so keep on reading the full article for more info on the subject. So, finally, the group stage matches of FIFA World Cup 2018 has been done and now is the time for the Round of 16. As from now on it would be a do-or-die games.

Argentinas victory against Nigeria was only their second in their last five matches the other coming against minnows Haiti in their only pre-World Cup game as Lionel Messi grabbed a hat-trick and Sergio Aguero scored. Aguero scored again but Messi missed a penalty in the draw with Iceland, before Willy Caballeros costly error and some sleepy defending led to the 3-0 defeat against Croatia. Messi and a late Marcos Rojo goal saved Argentinas World Cup hopes last time out, however.

Although a midfielder tasked with ruining rivals play and providing support to his team mates from the back, Blaise Matuidi has a knack for scoring important goals. In 2015 Blaise Matuidi scored in a 2-1 win over Montpeiller to confirm a third consecutive French League title for his club after which he was named in the UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year for the second time in his career. After a three-season spell he was transferred to Saint-Etienne where he played 132 league appearances in four years before signing with PSG.

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France have won five of their last seven games and have drawn the other two. They had previously beaten Russia, Republic of Ireland and Italy in friendlies and, at the World Cup, saw off Australia and Peru to book their second-round place. Kylian Mbappe scored a late equaliser against the USA in their final warm-up game - the only other game they had not won prior to the Denmark match.

Les Tricolores have been struggling to find their best form at the showpiece tournament, whereas la Albiceleste were more than fortunate to book their place in the knockout stages. Kylian Mbappe, who has been producing fine performances at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, will be the man to watch in Didier Deschamps team. In their last meeting at the World Cup finals Argentina recorded a 2-1 win over France. Anyhow, both teams are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in Saturdays football match and we predict that the game will go into extra-time. Leo Messi opened his goal-scoring account and the Barcelona striker will be looking to give Argentina fans yet another reason for celebration when Jorge Sampaolis men face France in Kazan. All eyes will be on Kazan Arena when France and Argentina face each other in the last 16 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.