France vs Argentina Preview & Offers
Lionel Messi looks to inspire Argentina again against France
Time: 15:00PM BST
Location: Kazan Arena (Kazan)
The 2018 World Cup last 16 kicks off on Saturday afternoon with a battle of two international titans, as Euro 2016 finalists France go head to head with Argentina, who are looking to carry on their momentum after their dramatic group stage heroics.
Lionel Messi was heavily criticised for his under par performances in the opening two games, but he finally burst into life against Nigeria with the first goal and played a key role throughout. The Barcelona maestro will now aim to inspire his nation once again but they hold a tough task in hand against France, who have seemingly not got out of second gear so far.
In what is a highly intriguing last 16 encounter, Argentina can be backed at 13/5 with Paddy Power to prevail, while Les Bleus are 13/10 to come out on top and earn their place in the quarter-finals.
Head to head
The two nations have met each other 11 times before this last 16 encounter and it’s the South Americans who boast a better fixture record with six victories and only two defeats. Meanwhile, there have been three draws between the countries as well.
Where can you watch it?
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