Portugal vs France Football Predictions and Betting Odds
The two European powerhouse, France and Portugal will clash against each other on Wednesday at Ferenc Puskas Stadium. Both the teams who started their campaign on a winning note failed to make into the Round of 16 after 2nd game.
Portugal faced a crushing defeat at the hands of Germany despite Ronaldo opening the scoring for Portugal. The Germans after that hammered 4 back-to-back goals and thereby pushing Portugal on backfoot. Diogo Jota scored the 2nd goal for Portugal in 67th minutes but was not enough to have his team on top.
France on the other hand were held for a surprising 1-1 goal draw at the hands of Hungary. A win against Hungary would have guaranteed France a place in knockout round but a surprise goal by Hungary in first half made France struggle throughout the game to equalize. It was Griezmann’s 66th minute goal that helped France to settle for a draw.
It is a must win game for both the sides in order to qualify for the Round of 16. A win for any of the two teams will guarantee a spot in knockout. For the other team to qualify, it will sole depend upon the result of Germany vs Hungary match. If Germany defeats Hungary, they along with winner of France vs Portugal match qualify for knockouts from Group F. Overall this group has literally turned out to Group of Death with all the teams having equal chances of making into Round of 16.
Most of the Portugal vs France Football Predictions and Betting Odds platform predicts a close match between France and Portugal with a slight edge for France.The latest Portugal vs France Football Predictions and Betting Odds will be updated on match day.
Portugal vs France Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Predicted winner
Portugal and France will be up against each other at Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest, Hungary. France is surely a favorite to win the upcoming clash against Portugal as per latest Football predictions and betting odds.
The betting odds for France’s win is placed at 2.30 at Betfair and the winning odds for Portugal’s win stands at 4.10 at Unibet. To bet follow this link
Footballpredictions.com suggests having the money on draw. The platform predicts the match to end in 1-1 goal draw with both the teams sharing 1 point each.
Infogol on the other hand predicts the match to be a close one with France having a slight edge. As per them, France has 37% chances of beating Portugal while the win probability for Portugal stands at 33%.
Portugal vs France Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Probable Line Up
Ousmane Dembele is expected to miss France’s final Euro 2020 group game against Portugal after suffering a fresh injury setback. Here is the probable Line up for this match:
Portugal – Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafa Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jota, William Carvalho, Danilo Pereira, Nelson Semedo, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro, Rui Patricio.
France – Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Antoine Greizmann, Adrien Rabiot, N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, Digne, Presnel Kimpembe, Raphael Varane, Benjamin Pavard, Hugo LIoris.
Portugal vs France Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Offensive and defensive stats
Portugal attack against Hungary was pretty good but not against Germany. Ronaldo was the only constant figure. He scored 1 goal against Germany and 2 goals against Hungary, he was man of the match in both the matches. His ratings were 8.6 against Germany.
Bruno Fernandes was in a great touch against Hungary but his performance downgraded against Germany. His rating went from 7.2 against Hungary to 6.3 Germany. Against Germany Fernandez’s pass accuracy rate was 89% and expected assist ratio was 0.10.
Diogo Jota was in a decent in the last match against Germany as he scored a goal in the match for his team. His ratings were 8.0.
France attack on paper is the most lethal attack but has not been looked so as of now. Griezmann has only been their goal scorer in the two matches as he scored for his team in both the matches. His rating was 8.2 against Hungary.
Mbappe supported the attack but could not find the nets in both the matches. He had the most dribbles during the match, which was 5 and his ratings was 7.6 against Hungary.
Portugal midfield was at its worst against Germany. They were in good shape against Hungary when both the midfielders Carvalho and Pereira drew ratings 7.5 and 7.9 respectively. But in the last match it came down to 6.5 and 5.5 respectively. Carvalho had only one positive note from the match that his pass accuracy rate was 89% and Pereira had a pass accuracy rate of 91%.
As for France their midfield looked a bit better against Germany than against Hungary. In the last match Pogba had only 76% of pass accuracy rate while Kante had 90% of pass accuracy rate. Kante won most number of duels during the match against Hungary i.e. 9, while Pogba had an expected assist ratio of 0.38. Pogba’s rating was 7.2 while Kante got 7.7 rating in last match.
Portugal defense did a blunder by scoring not one but two own goals which led to their defeat against Germany. Dias and Guerriero scored own goal and their rating in the match was just 4.3 (both). Even
Pepe looked out of form, he had a pass accuracy rate of 81%, and had won 5 duels, he also had 3 clearances and 3 headed clearances. His rating was 5.6.
As for France despite of swallowing an early goal their defense looked solid for the rest of the game against Hungary. Pavard was leading the charge with 86% pass accuracy, 110 total touches, and 2 interceptions. His rating was 7.3.
Digne was a great support as he had 88% pass accuracy rate and a rating of 7.2.
Similarly, Varane and Kimpembe played a great role defense and they were rated 7.2 each.
Portugal vs France Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Head-to-head
Talking about head-to-head record between the two teams, France has a clear edge over Portugal as they have won 19 of 27 head-to-head clash between the two teams. Portugal has won 6 games while 2 games ended in a draw.
In the Euro Cup competition 5 matches have been played between the two sides, with France winning 3 matches and Portugal winning just 1 match. One match ended in a draw.
Portugal vs France Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Recent form
France is having great footballing form as they are undefeated in last 9 matches across all competitions. However, with a draw in a match against Hungary, their 5-match winning streak came to a halt.
Portugal on the other hand have played a total of 7 games this year across all competitions. They have 4 wins 2 draws and one defeat. Portugal in the Euro 2021 started off well with a 3-0 victory over Hungary but soon lost the momentum with a defeat against Germany by a margin of 2-4 due to two own goals. They now sit at the 3rd position on Group F and shares equal points as Germany.