The 2022 Qatar World Cup will soon usher in the final climax. On the 18th of December, Argentina and France will compete for the 2022 World Cup’s highest honor. Can Lionel Messi lift the Hercules Cup as he wishes? Or can France successfully defend its title? In addition to the eager anticipation of audiences all over the world, Argentina’s national airline has added a special flight from the capital Buenos Aires to Qatar. Fans are eager to see the last dance of Messi’s career in the World Cup. All seats are sold out within seconds.
Meanwhile, experts from all walks of life make their own predictions and analyses on who will win the championship. FiveThirtyEight, an American sports big data statistics website, uses the SPI ratings calculation method to predict the team’s chances of winning the championship. Among these calculations, 75% of the data comes from recent games, and 25% of the data is player data evaluation. The results came out without any obvious winner. Argentina’s chances of winning the championship were 53% and France’s 47%. This shows that from the perspective of big data, the strength of the two teams is indeed equal, and it is difficult to distinguish between them.
On the other hand, there is another data company OptaAnalyst also predicting the championship. Argentina’s winning rate is 52.8%, and France’s is 47.2%. Judging from the prediction results of the two teams, although the probability of winning is different, they are both optimistic that Argentina will win the World Cup. In addition to the championship, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain teammates, currently have 5 goals in this year’s tournament. Which player will win the Golden Boot? This is also one of the highlights of the last match of this World Cup.