It was not a very encouraging thing that France had a few bumps on the way to qualifying for the World Cup, losing a match to Sweden and sustaining draws with both Belarus and Luxembourg. But they have performed when it counted, and find themselves in the championship game against Croatia, set for Sunday at 10 AM ET in Moscow. VietBet customers have enjoyed great odds and props throughout the tournament (for example, France is -140 to take the first corner kick), and of course there is Live Betting Ultra, which enables real-time wagering even after the match has started.
Could we possibly say that France is a team that has jelled at the right time? Maybe. They certainly have a coach who has been here before. Didier Deschamps was an active player the last time Les Bleus won the World Cup, in 1998. And he’s a steadying influence, for certain.
Whether we can say the same about a guy like Paul Pogba is another thing.
Pogba, among a legion of stars campaigning for Manchester United in the Premier League, is known as a loose cannon, having to be held out of press conferences and the like, and although he has had certain moments of brilliance – in the scintillating 4-3 win over Argentina, for example, they were expecting more from him.
Luckily, they have made up for it in many other ways, including a great performance by Kylian Mbappe, who has given indication that he may be the next great star of the world at the age of 19.
In the odds at VietBet on this World Cup title match, France comes in as the favorite:
(Regulation plus stoppage time)
FRANCE wins -225
CROATIA wins +195
France -1/2 Goal -111
Croatia +1/2 Goal -104
Under 2 Goals -118
Over 2 Goals +103
Mbappe, after a flurry of goals leading into the quarter-final round, is going to wind up commanding an amazingly high transfer price; that is, if he is indeed on the move. Paris Saint-Germain, his current club, denies that is going to happen. But Real Madrid was said to be interested. And in the World Cup props, he is priced at +110 to take home the Golden Ball, making him the favorite to be named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
He joins a nice trio up front, with Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann, who in some ways Pogba’s opposite because he knows when to keep his mouth shut. Croatia has been able to defend well enough to get to the final game, but their backliners are not considered to be among the best in the world.
Rather, France has gotten an unexpected offensive boost from two of their defenders. Raphael Varane, a seven-year at Real Madrid, but it in the net against Uruguay, while Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti scored the only goal of the game against Belgium.
Yet the most important defender on the field may be French midfielder N’Golo Kante, who is known as a genuine pain in the neck out there and can be counted on to shadow Luka Modric or Ivan Rakitic or whoever he has to, given the situation. He is admittedly a longshot to win the Golden Ball, at +1575 according to VietBet, and if he can’t get the job done, Modric’s chances (currently priced at +190) would increase dramatically. Behind all of this, Hugo Lloris is one of the top goalkeepers in the world, with a minimum lapses and shining through in some difficult situations.
That’s the thing about France – they can beat you with robust offense or a defensive style. And that should be more than enough to win this.
In terms of when the first goal will be scored, it is +500 that it will happen in the first ten minutes of the match; +555 in the 11th through 20th minute, +675 in the 31st through 40th minute, and so on. Will it happen beyond the 80th minute? Well, that’s a +1650 shot.
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