Ahead of a historic World Cup Final between Argentina and France on Sunday, bet365 have boosted a number of pre-match markets.
Odds were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change or withdrawal at any time.
Argentina 2-0 France
Was 12/1 >> Now 16/1
If you’re backing Messi and Co to get it done on Sunday, you can get boosted odds for La Albiceleste to prevail with a 2-0 scoreline.
This would mark the third occasion during these Qatar finals that Argentina register a 2-0 win, following pivotal victories over Mexico and Poland by the same margin during the group stages.
Lionel Scaloni’s men were able to go one goal better in their 3-0 triumph over Croatia in the semi-finals, and have now registered three clean sheets across their six World Cup outings.
Was 7/1 >> Now 8/1
Olivier Giroud has enjoyed a very productive tournament as the focal point in France’s attack in Qatar, breaking his country’s all-time goal record in the Round of 16 against Poland, and his odds of breaking the deadlock in Sunday’s final have been boosted.
Giroud has profited from the absence of Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema through injury, registering four goals whilst providing a very effective foil for the national team’s bonafide superstar in Kylian Mbappe who operates primarily from the left-hand side for Les Bleus.
The Milan striker may view a match-up against Argentina in the World Cup Final as favourable for a striker with his attributes, with the South Americans’ defensive backline not the tallest.
At 6ft 4in, Giroud is likely to fancy his chances against Argentina’s centre-backs Nicolas Otamendi and Cristian Romero in the air, with the South Americans struggling to contain Dutch target man Wout Weghorst after he was thrown on by Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal during a thrilling quarter-final clash.
The French may therefore look to go direct to Giroud when they can on Sunday, and capitalise on his aerial prowess. The 36-year-old has already scored twice with his head during the tournament, against Australia and England respectively.
Giroud is ranked second-highest in the World Cup for Expected Goals (xG) on 3.532, behind only Argentina’s Lionel Messi.
Both Teams to Score in the Match - Yes
Julian Alvarez to Score Anytime in the Match
Over 3 Goals in the Match
Was 15/2 >> Now 17/2
If you are backing Sunday’s final to be a goal-fest, this Boosted Bet Builder may catch the eye.
Argentina and France pertinently go into the World Cup final as the joint-top scoring teams in the tournament with 15 goals each, and with both sides stacked with attacking talent, the trophy may just be claimed by whoever can outscore the other.
Manchester City’s Julian Alvarez has usurped Lautaro Martinez in the pecking order to assume the status of Argentina’s leading striker, and the 22-year-old will go into this weekend’s final full of confidence after a blistering brace in the semi-finals against Croatia.
Alvarez operates as the most advanced player in Argentina’s system, helping to stretch the play to afford space for the team’s talisman in Lionel Messi.
The former River Plate man has been key to his country’s success in Qatar thus far, and may just prove pivotal again in the final if he is able to find the net at the Lusail Stadium.
Julian Alvarez’s xG of 2.425 ranks him eighth amongst all World Cup players.
France to Lift the Trophy
Kylian Mbappe - Over 1.5 Shots on Target in the Match
Both Teams to Score in the Match
Was 13/2 >> Now 15/2
If you fancy France to retain their World Cup title on Sunday, this boosted Bet Builder may be one for you.
Kylian Mbappe is undoubtedly Didier Deschamps’ side’s most lethal weapon, with the PSG forward attempting to be crowned world champion for the second time at the age of just 23.
Should France prevail, it is likely Mbappe will be at the heart of it as the primary threat in the armoury of Les Bleus.
Mbappe's xG of 3.47 ranks him third in the competition as a whole.
In light of these pre-match Bet Boosts available for the World Cup Final, here is a reminder of our Extra Time Extra Chance offer.
This offer means that pre-match bets in selected markets will be paid out in Bet Credits if they lose in normal time but go on to win in extra time.
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