In the knockout stages, it’s always hard to say who will progress. It’s even harder to say whether the game will be decided in regulation time or not.

Which leads us to the predicament of predicting this big game between two global football giants. Will it be France, one of the pre-tournament favorites? Or, will it be Argentina who have one of the, if not the greatest football players of all time?

Conventional wisdom and current form lead us to pick France as our option. They have been playing better, have a stronger defence and most importantly, a bench with more quality than Argentina.

While the French haven’t been amazing by any sense of the word, they have been solid. And that is what wins you tournaments. Consistent performances that are enough to get you some hard-fought wins.

Our Prediction: France 2-1 Argentina


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