France and Argentina will test their abilities in a match from the 1/8-finals of FIFA World Cup
Let’s head out to the city of Kazan, where the teams of France and Argentina will test their abilities in a match from the 1/8-finals of FIFA World Cup in Russia. We are about to have a look at this game in our vip soccer predictions today.
Before the World Cup began, France were regarded as one of the biggest favourites to win the trophy. And it was fully logical – they have one of the most impressive squads on the planet right now. With so much stars in every line of the pitch, you can’t expect that a team like this won’t go far in the tournament.
But in reality France’s performance in the group stage was not as impressive as we expected. Les Bleus went unbeaten in the groups and won two of their three matches, winning the group, but Didier Deschamps’ team didn’t deliver the spectacles we expected from them. France were much more pragmatic than attractive in their three games played so far. Of course, the win is the most important thing here, but the fans would be happier if France show a little bit more of their flair.
Argentina are a team with many problems at the moment. The Albiceleste were disastrious in their first two matches in Russian soil, winning just a point against Iceland and Croatia. In the third one they did a little bit better, beating Nigeria for a place at the knockout phase. In these three matches the manager Jorge Sampaoli used three different formations and a lot of different players, trying to find the right team. Maybe he found it against the Super Eagles, against whom he used a 4-3-3 formation with Gonzalo Higuain leading the forward line. Here’s the moment to mention that Higuain didn’t do much against Nigeria, so it won’t be a big surprise if Sampaoli brings back Kun Aguero in the starting lineup.
Of course, Argentina’s best weapon remains the team’s captain Lionel Messi. The FC Barcelona star finally showed what he can do against Nigeria. If he finds his inspiration against France, he woud be Sampaoli’s most important player on the pitch.
As for France’s formation for the match, most likely Didier Deschamps would stick to a 4-3-3 formation with Olivier Giroud being supported by Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe. Another option for Deschamps is to bring Barcelona’s winger Ousmane Dembele, which would allow the French team to play with more pace in attack. Argentina could be hurt with a little bit of speed, so in this case Ousmane Dembele could be a huge weapon for Deschamps to use.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the World Cup 1/8-final game between France and Argentina in Kazan. For most pundits and journalists, France are a favourite here – they have a better balanced team and they proved it in the groups. But if Argentina raise their game, they have a lot of attacking potential to use. This shall be a really great game.