January 4, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Wednesday sees the group stages of Euro 2020 draw to a close with the highest profile game of the tournament so far and Goal is backing a tight clash
Defending champions Portugal face World Cup holders France in Budapest with top spot in Euro 2020 Group F yet to be decided.
Didier Deschamps’ side overcame Germany 1-0 in their opening game before being held to a shock 1-1 draw by Hungary to leave them on four points, meaning they could finish anywhere in the top-three.
The Portuguese, meanwhile, followed up their 3-0 win over Hungary with a 4-2 defeat against Germany to put Fernando Santos’ men in a precarious position on three points.
Portugal vs France Latest Odds
These two sides met in the UEFA Nations League last October when they played out a 0-0 draw in Paris, before Les Bleus claimed a 1-0 win in Lisbon a month later.
The French are favourites to win on Wednesday at 5/4 (2.25) with bet36, while a victory for Portugal can be backed at 14/5 (3.80) and the draw at 19/10 (2.90).
Portugal vs France Team News
Ousmane Dembele has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament after the injury-prone Barcelona forward suffered a muscle problem.
Portugal are likely to still be without injured pair Joao Felix and Nuno Mendes.
Portugal vs France Preview
These were two of the most-fancied sides before the tournament began, yet neither has hit top gear in the two matches they have played in Group F.
Portugal’s 4-2 loss to Germany was the first time the team had conceded four times in seven years, while France were far from at their best in their 1-0 win over Die Mannschaft.
Both teams will be keen to avoid defeat, especially the 2016 European champions as they will be eliminated from the tournament if they lose and a buoyant Hungary beat Germany.
Therefore, Wednesday night’s match could be another cagey encounter between two nations who know each other well and who have generally cancelled each other out in recent games.
Portugal vs France Tips and Predictions
Under 1.5 goals has paid out in the last four meetings between these two countries and a repeat is offered at 2/1 (3.00).
Both teams to score ‘no’ and under 2.5 goals should also appeal at 21/20 (2.05).
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Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.