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France vs Portugal Prediction & Betting Tips

Defending champions Portugal take on fellow Group A3 leaders France as the UEFA Nations League continues to gather pace.

France vs Portugal Prediction & Betting Tips
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VS 11 Oct 2020
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Match Information

 Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France

Non-Tournament Matches UEFA Nations League
  • Key Stat

    Key Stat: Portugal have lost just one of their last 19 matches since the 2018 World Cup.

  • Expert Verdict

    Expert Verdict: France and Portugal have made strong starts to the Group A3 campaign in the UEFA Nations League with wins against Croatia and Sweden each. Both teams are in excellent form - Portugal with one defeat in 19 and France with one in 15. Home advantage and recent goalscoring form could make France slight favourites.

France

Our prediction

France

FranceFrance Team News, Updates and Facts

France Team News

Leo Dubois had to withdraw from the squad and France will have several other changes to make with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Ngolo Kante and Hugo Lloris likely to come back in.

France Key Players

Kylian Mbappe – Stepped off the bench to score his 15th international goal in his 36th France appearance last time out. It is easy to forget he is still just 21.
Olivier Giroud – The experience striker remains key, having marked his 100th cap with his 41st and 42nd international goals.
Antoine Griezmann – The Barcelona striker remains a key part of the front three, having scored in the win against Ukraine to make it 32 goals in 81 appearances.

France Team Form

France have won their last five consecutive matches and are unbeaten in their last ten in all competitions. Kylian Mbappe scored the winner as they started this tournament with a 1-0 victory against Sweden, before a 4-2 win against Croatia. Last time out, Olivier Giroud scoured two of their seven goals in a 7-1 friendly win against the Ukraine.

France Predicted Starting Line-up

Expected Line up: 4-3-3

France likely XI

  • Goalkeeper:Hugo Lloris

  • Defenders:Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Clement Lenglet, Lucas Hernandez

  • Midfielders:Paul Pogba, N Golo Kante, Corentin Tolisso

  • Forwards:Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud

PortugalPortugal Team News, Updates and Facts

Portugal Team News

While there have been some drop-outs, Portugal are close to full strength and could retain much of the starting line-up from the friendly with Spain.

Portugal Key Players

Cristiano Ronaldo – Still plenty left for the 35-year-old to give, despite having now scored 101 international goals in 166 appearances.
Bruno Fernandes – In fine form for Manchester United since signing and now needs to start showing that consistently for Portugal too.
Ruben Neves – Still a playmaking heart for this Portuguese side when he does feature, the Wolves midfielder is key with the ball at his feet.

Portugal Team Form

Portugal drew 0-0 with Spain last time out, but they had previously made an excellent start to the UEFA Nations League last month. Joao Cancelo, Diogo Jota, Joao Felix and Andre Silva all scored in a 4-1 win against Croatia, before Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice against Sweden in a 2-0 victory to pass 100 goals.

Portugal Predicted Starting Line-up

Expected Line up: 4-3-3

Portugal likely XI

  • Goalkeeper:Rui Patricio

  • Defenders:Nelson Semedo, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro

  • Midfielders:Bruno Fernandes, Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho

  • Forwards:Joao Felix, Andre Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo

France vs Portugal Head-to-Head Stats

France won ten matches in a row against Portugal between 1978 and 2015, but that run ended in their most recent meeting – the Euro 2016 Final. Eder’s stoppage-time goal in Paris proved the difference, as Portugal beat the hosts to claim the title.

France vs Portugal Betting Tips

France are after revenge as they take om Portugal for the first time since the Euro 2016 Final.

Both teams come into this game in good attacking form but Portugal did draw a blank against Spain last time out, while France were putting seven past Ukraine.

Both sides have extremely good front threes, with Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud all on target for the French last time out. For Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in their last win in this competition.

Despite Portugal’s goalless draw last time out and generally good defensive form then, you can expect goals in this game.

France have home advantage too and, as mentioned, revenge to seek after their Euro 2016 Final defeat.

These two are undoubtedly the top two teams in this group, but the World Champions are favourites to triumph against the defending champions.

France vs Portugal Recommended bets with odds

France are favourites to beat Portugal at 15/13 to win with Betway.

Both teams are in excellent attacking form and both teams to score has been set at a generous best price of 23/25 with 888sport.

Over 2.5 goals has been priced at a best price of 5/4 with 888sport.

Kylian Mbappe is 17/10 with 888sport to score at any time for France, while Cristiano Ronaldo is a best price of 15/8 with 888sport for Portugal.

France vs Portugal Prediction

Both teams are in excellent form but France have home advantage and come into this game on the back of scoring seven last time out.

Correct score prediction: France 2-1 Portugal

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