The prediction of Portugal and France comes before the match of the 3rd round of the EURO 2020 group stage. This game will be played on June 23rd at Puskás Aréna, Hungary. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Portugal vs France Match Preview and Team News
The clash at the Puskas Arena pits the teams that feature high among the tournament favorites. One point separates them with Portugal on three and France on four. Portugal is coming from a 4-2 loss at the hands of Germany, a game in which their weaknesses were really exposed. Portugal is very strong as an attacking side, and only Italy has scored more than them after two rounds in the group stages. Germany had a stark reminder of that too. However, at the back, the holders have many issues, and it doesn’t help that defensive midfielder William Carvalho lacks in speed. Two own goals against Germany, despite fielding two defensive-minded midfielders, showed just how much the Portuguese lacked in defensive muscle, and against France, they will be tested. Danilo Pereira is a modest player who works a lot on the field, plays without mistakes, all praise for him. Cristiano Ronaldo is the biggest star of the national team, he is a football machine, and it is an absolute pleasure to watch this man.
France had a massive scare against Hungary after going down 1-0 in the first half of their second match in Group F. They managed to level, but even a draw didn’t seem deserved in the end. They have a lot to do going to the Portugal game, with the holders needing at least a draw to get past the group stages. A France side that seemed dominant against Germany in the opening round and even had two goals disallowed as well as limiting Germany to few chances looked underwhelming against Hungary. Karim Benzema lacked urgency, and Kylian Mbappe’s dribbles were stifled even before he could get into second gear. It is expected a few changes will be made in the attack, with Olivier Giroud a favorite to start against Portugal, and France should be able to take advantage of a shaky Portugal defense. Olivier Giroud is an experienced player that means a lot for the national team, and he has scored many vital goals so far. Kylian Mbappe passes through the opponent’s defense as a fast train, one of the fastest players in the world.
Portugal vs France Predicted Lineups
Portugal: Patricio, Semedo, Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro, Pereira, Sanches, Fernandes, B.Silva, Ronaldo, Jota.
France: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez, Kante, Pogba, Tolisso, Griezmann, Mbappe, Benzema.
Portugal vs France Betting Tips and Predictions
France is the favorite in this match, and the goal is the first place in the group.
We expect to see both teams scoring in this game. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.
France to win @2.20
BTTS Yes @1.90
Correct score 1:2 @9.00