Portugal vs France Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
On Sunday, July 10th Portugal vs France will play for the EURO 2016 championship trophy. Before the championship started, these two teams stand for favorites, and now when it’s almost done, we can say that France absolutely justified the title of the favorite, while Portugal completely disappointed and reached this finals followed by enormous sports luck. We saw all kind of different things on this championship and plenty of surprises such as Wales or Iceland who both more than Portugal deserved to be in the finals. We also saw that finals can be reached with five draws, only one victory and only one halftime played as finalists should play.
Portugal somehow managed this and now we will watch Ronaldo and the crew fighting for the throne. If they think to win against France, they will have to repeat second half against Wales and give much more, only through the whole match. France on the other side defeated Germany, current World champions, in the semifinal match with 2-0 and continued their march for the title. They showed absolute dominancy over their opponents in this championship and even though they started the group stage moderately, now we see that they were just timing their form for the finals. They are highly motivated to win in this match and raise the trophy for their supporters on their home field. Well played team who force their own game and set tactics according to their opponents, once again will provide us with great football. Lead by very good Griezmann, Giroud, Payet, Evra, Koscielny and of course amazing Lloris on the goal, this team will mercilessly enter this match eager to declass their opponent and become European champions. When it comes to their mutual encounters, statistics goes absolutely in favor of France. France won in their last five matches against Portugal keeping clean sheet in four of them, conceding only one goal in total. In this match France also enters as absolute favorites and should, considering what we saw so far, their current form and recent performances get out this match as winners.
Portugal vs France will definitely be very interesting match, maybe not as dynamic and fast as we would like but for sure with lots of midfield action and many scoring chances on both sides. Also this match will be very interesting to bet on as major bookmakers decided to treat us with plenty of different games to play and all of them spiced up with surprisingly high betting odds. This is definitely match everybody will enjoy, both football and betting fans and will be a great choice how to spend summer Sunday evening. Read our betting preview and place your bets on really high winning odds with our predictions and betting tips.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos: "We are not the best team in the world, but we know that we are not pushovers, either. We work hard. And above all, we are a team."
France coach Didier Deschamps: "It is an important step forward but the most important step is Sunday. We're going to do everything in our power to go into Sunday's game in the best possible condition."
English referee Mark Clattenburg will handle the European Championship final between France and Portugal and we will see match with lots of fouls and yellows. Clattenburg will be joined by his team – assistant referees Simon Beck and Jake Collin. Mark Clattenburg has handled three previous matches at Euro 2016 and in these three games he showed 13 yellows. In Champions League finals Mark Clattenburg showed 8 yellows. For sure CR7 and Griezmann know him very well.
Portugal do not have suspended players for EURO 2016 finals against France. William Carvalho returns from suspension and he could replace Danilo in central midfield. Pepe is still doubtful for the match but all believe he is expected to recover from a thigh problem. All other players are ready for the match and they are highly motivated to win their first EURO trophy.
On the other side France also dont have suspended players going into Sunday's final. All players are fully fit and ready for big game against Portugal.
Possible starting lineups
Portugal: Rui Patricio; Soares, Fonte, Pepe, Guerreiro; Carvalho, Mario, Sanches, Silva; Nani, Ronaldo
France: Lloris; Sagna, Koscielny, Umtiti, Evra; Pogba, Matuidi; Sissoko, Griezmann, Payet; Giroud
Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Pepe, Joao Mario
France: Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Paul Pogba, Laurent Koscielny
Portugal vs France Previous Meeting
UEFA EURO 2016 hosts France impressed as they beat Portugal 2-1 in a friendly at the Stade de France on Oct 11 2014. In that match Karim Benzema opened the scoring in the third minute, while Paul Pogba scored second goal for France in 69th minute. On the other side, only one goal for Portugal was scored by Ricardo Quaresma in 77th minute. On this match France was better side, but both sides had 12 attempts for scoring. Two teams also played one very interesting game on Sep 04 last year and France won again, but this time only one goal was scored. Mathieu Valbuena have scored for win in 85th minute. France won last four matches against Portugal and in these four meetings Portugal have scored only one goal, while on the other side France scored eight.
Portugal vs France Prediction
What a great match for betting and earning money on Sunday night at Stade de France in Saint-Denis. Finally, EURO 2016 finals, Portugal vs France and we expect real football spectacle. Portugal go into their Euro 2016 final against host nation France on Sunday having lost the last 10 matches between the two teams. Portugal have made hard work of the road to the finals in Paris and we must add they were very lucky. With only one win, in semifinals, they reached big game. Last time in 2004 Portugal hosted Euro and they lost in the final from Greece, this time they will have harder job but maybe would be more lucky. On the other side France were favourites before tournament and they are closer to lift EURO 2016 trophy. France are in fine fettle and with Griezmann's two goals in semifinals they look as a favorite to win this game. However we expect one open game with lots of scoring chances on both sides. For sure we will enjoy in fantastic football match and with great betting opportunity we will earn some money from this finals.
So, our prediction and betting tips for match Portugal vs France Prediction: France to win the Euros.For sure Portugal will have their chances to score, especially Cristiano Ronaldo, and we believe they will do that. Maybe we can try to place our bets on one risk bet France to win and Both to score. Maybe correct score will be 1:2, with scoring by CR7 and Griezmann. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.
France will win @ 2.05
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