EURO 2020: Portugal vs France Prediction, Odds & Betting Preview

Portugal vs France prediction & betting picks brought to you by soccer expert Tom Love
Tom Love
Wed, June 23, 6:28 AM EDT

EURO 2020: Portugal vs France Prediction, Odds & Betting Preview

  • There have been under 2.5 goals scored in 5 of France's last 6 games (European Championship).
  • France are undefeated in their last 9 matches (European Championship).
  • France are undefeated in their last 8 matches against Portugal in all competitions.

Portugal vs France Prediction: Nelson Semedo to be Carded

Group F concludes with an intriguing clash between the pair that met in the 2016 final. That game ended 0-0 after 90 minutes before Portugal won in extra time and another draw here would see both progress to the round of 16. 

However, the benefit of finishing top of the group will also play a factor, France know a win will secure top honors for them and see them play a 3rd placed team in the first of the knockout rounds. Kylian Mbappe has shown glimpses of his quality but is yet to score, the mercurial frontman may look to drift out wide and exploit the Selecao at full back, a position they had nightmares with against Germany last time out. The Wolves man is a tempting +450 to be carded here.

Portugal vs France Prediction: Half Time Draw

Fernando Santos saw his side qualify with 3 points back in 2016 so isn’t too fussed with going out to win games if they don’t have to. Energy preservation comes first and then he works his magic in knockout stages. Perhaps then Portugal will be hell bent on just securing a point here and I’d expect them to try solidify their structure after falling apart last week. 

The Selecao can keep it tight early on and with the volume of draws at half time maybe that’s a more sensible approach than backing unders at short quotes.

Portugal vs France Odds

  Portugal Draw France
Best Odds 29/10 2/1 13/10

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Portugal vs France line ups:

Portugal probable line-up (via WhoScored):

Patricio, Semedo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro, Carvalho, Pereira, Silva, Fernandes, Jota, Ronaldo

France probable line-up (via WhoScored):

Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez, Rabiot, Kante, Pogba, Griezmann, Benzema, Mbappe

Portugal vs France Head to Head

Date Match Score Away
10 Jul 2016 Portugal vs France 1-0 European Championship
11 Oct 2020 France vs Portugal 0-0 Nations League
14 Nov 2020 Portugal vs France 0-1 Nations League

Portugal vs France Prediction

Portugal 1 - 2 France

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