Emiliano Martinez has been cut from 3/1 to 7/4 in bwin’s World Cup 2022 Golden Glove odds after helping Argentina to reach the final.
The 30-year-old Aston Villa keeper claimed the same award at the end of La Albiceleste’s victorious 2021 Copa America campaign.
Martinez, nicknamed Dibu, saved two penalties during a quarter-final shoot-out defeat of Netherlands.
He then kept his third clean sheet of the tournament as Croatia were beaten 3-0 in the semis, setting up a clash with France in Sunday’s decider.
“We lost the first game and all of sudden it’s everything upside down,” said Martinez. “People doubting us. Obviously, we lost the unbeaten run of 36 games.
“Against Mexico, the first half was a little bit sloppy. Everyone wanted us to lose, so it’s us against the rest of the world.
“I am so glad that this 26 (man) group of players are all fighters and we’ve got 45 million Argentinians all behind us.
“It’s just amazing. We feel the crowd on the streets – they’re all full of Argentinians.
“Every time we play, we feel like we’re at home. There’s 40,000, 50,000 Argentinians in every ground. We’re so happy to have them.”
Dominik Livakovic drifted out from 6/4 favourite to 6/1 outsider to be named the best keeper at Qatar 2022 after blotting his copybook against La Albiceleste.
The 27-year-old only conceded one goal during the group stage and had been the hero of two penalty shoot-out triumphs for Croatia.
However, he brought down Julian Alvarez in the box to hand Argentina a first-half penalty, which Lionel Messi fired into the top corner of the net.
Bono heads betting
Yassine Bounou now heads the betting at 8/5 after starring for Morocco, including saving two of Spain’s three penalties in the last-16 shoot-out.
The 31-year-old – known as Bono – was named man of the match in a 1-0 quarter-final win over Portugal and at that point had only conceded a solitary deflected own goal in five outings.
Bounou, who was named La Liga’s top keeper last season for his exploits with Sevilla, could not be faulted for either of France’s goals in a 2-0 semi-final defeat.
Les Bleus captain Hugo Lloris has been cut from 5/1 to 7/2 in bwin’s World Cup 2022 Golden Glove odds after leading his side into a second straight final.
The 35-year-old Tottenham veteran made a number of saves as France edged out England 2-1 in the quarter-finals.
He then played an important role in seeing off Morocco, including tipping Jawad El Yamiq’s overhead kick onto a post just before the break.
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