Portugal vs. France Match preview
On Saturday night, Portugal meets France at the Estadio da Luz in Group A3 of the Nations League, with the two teams fighting for the top par of the group.
The European champions have been in brilliant form of late as they head into this clash. On Wednesday night, Portugal humiliated Andorra 7-0 in a friendly match.
Fernando Santos’ soldiers are of course the holders of the Nations League, having grabbed victory against Netherlands in the final of the last edition of the competition. Their home record in the new competition is excellent, as the Selecao are unbeaten on home ground, registering five wins in the streak.
On the other hand France are going into this clash on the back of a shock home defeat 2-0 against Finland in a friendly game on Wednesday night. The world champions will perceive any loss as just an outrageous slip, for they have had a super run previously of undefeated in 12 international matches.
- Portugal has won six, drawn thrice, and lost once in all competition.
- Selecao has registered seven clean-sheets of nine in all competition.
- France has registered three clean-sheets in eight played matches in all competition.
- The Bleus have won six, drawn once and lost once in all competition.
- France have won all away matches since 2019.
Portugal vs. France Head to Head
In the last encounter between these soccer giants the outcome was 0-0; 11 October 2020
Portugal defeated France in 2016 in European Championship 1-0 in extra-time 109’’ a goal through Eder assisted by Moutinho.
France has been a hard nut to crack and a puzzle to solve to Portugal.
The Bleus have proved their superiority over Selecao since 1984 -2014.
Portugal Team News
Portugal are set to welcome back captain Cristiano Ronaldo after he started from the bench against Andorra.
France Team News
Kingsley Coman is doubtful for the clash after picking up a knee injury during a training session.
Kylian Mbappe could also not be available for selection after picking up a hamstring problem during PSG’s 3-0 win away at Nantes in Ligue 1 over the weekend.
Portugal vs. France Prediction
This clash involves big names with a big status and could have some good football, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Felix on one Side and Mbappe, Griezmann, and Pogba on the other side. The results here will be the key point of this competition, not the excitement. These are big teams and will be playing to capitalize on an opponent’s mistake. Therefore minimal goals are likely to be produced neither of the team’s side plans to attack.
Our topbets pundit is predicting a draw with Betway backing the results with 3.17 odds while 1XBet is giving 3.2 odds
Portugal vs. France Goals Predictions
In the clash against these two teams, both sides have registered less than two goals therefore chances of scoring less than two goals are likely to be witnessed.
Therefore under 2.5 is expected on the score-board. Betway is backing the goals with 1.64 while 1XBet is placing odds at 1.51.
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