There is no doubt which is the toughest group to call at the 2020 European Championship and there are Portugal vs France predictions we prepared for one of the hottest duels. Group F contains Portugal, France, Germany and Hungary. Whichever team comes through the play-offs to be in this group is going to find it very difficult to progress but the same can be said for each of the three major nations.
There is the possibility that all three of Portugal, France and Germany could progress to the knockout stages but if they all take points off each other, one of them may be left with too few points to qualify in 3rd place. That prospect makes every match important, none more so than the final round of games which includes a meeting between Portugal and France. The odds for this match have France at 2.20 and Portugal at 3.60 to win.
The game will take place on the 23rd of June at the Puskás Aréna, Budapest. Neither team have the advantage of playing at a home venue in this group and Germany will be expecting to defeat the play-off winner in their final game. The question is, who will come out on top in Hungary? Read on to find out more in an our Portugal vs France betting tips and for the latest France vs Portugal betting odds.
France reached the final of the 2016 European Championship only to lose against Portugal, making this game the perfect opportunity for revenge against the Portuguese. However, since then France have gone onto lift the World Cup in Russia and will be aiming to hold both the World Cup and European Championship at the same time.
It's a difficult group. If you asked France if they would choose Portugal and Germany, they would say no. Both Germany and France, as favourites, are thinking about getting through to the next round, but so are Portugal. We will have to see. - Fernando Santos after the groups were drawn, UEFA official website
To do that they may need to win this game and that is not going to be an easy task. France were in a difficult qualifying group along with Turkey and Iceland. France won 8 of their 10 qualifying games, scoring 25 goals in the process but they were not 100% convincing at times, especially in the home match against Moldova where they went 1-0 down.
The French went on to win that match 2-1 but they are going to need to improve the level of their performance from that game if they are to take maximum points against Portugal. The Portugal vs France odds have Portugal as favourites to win. Continue below for more France vs Portugal betting predictions as we take a look at the chances of the Portuguese.
2. France vs Portugal Outsiders
Portugal will want to put up a strong defence at the European Championship and that means avoiding elimination at this stage of the competition. However, despite winning the tournament in 2016 Portugal managed to win only 3 of their 7 matches in the competition having failed to win any of their 3 group games.
The group opponents in 2016 were Hungary, Iceland and Austria. Portugal failed to beat any of those 3 teams, drawing with each of them and going through as one of the best 3rd place teams. The Portuguese will want to avoid having to take their chances of being one of the best third placed teams at the 2020 European Championship and to do that they may need to win this game.
Portugal were not very convincing during their qualifying campaign and finished 2nd to Ukraine having won 5 of their 8 matches. However, there is no doubting their record at the European Championship and they have progressed from the group stage in all 7 of their previous appearances, making at least the semi-final on 5 occasions. Therefore, it is impossible to underestimate the Portuguese despite the fact the betting odds for Portugal vs France betting odds may show them as the outsiders.
3. France vs Portugal Betting Picks
Portugal may have defeated France in the 2016 European Championship final but that is their only victory over the French in their last 11 attempts. Three of the last 4 meetings between the teams have seen under 2.5 goals scored and 3 of those games have ended in favour of France. It is also noticeable looking back on recent results that 3 of the last 4 matches have ended 1-0. France won 2 of those 3 games.
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