Portugal head into their match with Franceon Wednesday. This is their third and final match in their group stage at the Euro 2020 and scene of the action is Puskas Arena. Portugal bring a ranking of number 5 in the FIFA world charts to the table, sitting fairly close to France who come here with a ranking of number 2.
Topping the group is still an option for Portugal even after their tame performance against the Germans. It requires a win though in their final match. While only qualifying via a 2nd place in the group stages their points tally would have been enough for Portugal to top most groups.
France are expected to go far at the Euro 2020 after coming away with a great win in their first outing have put them in a prime position. France has for long time be considered a top favorite to win euro 2021 and they had little trouble qualifying as winners of their group.
Portugal vs France stats and analysis
Portugal commenced their Euro 2020 campaign with excellent stats in their previous 10 internationals. Portugal hammered 2.7 goals on average per game, scoring 27 times during this run. They were equally profilic in defence conceding a total of 10 goals, an average of 1 per game.They pulled off a clean sheet in 5 of those matches.
France have not exactly set the world on fire lately when it comes to goal scoring. France scored a mediocre 19 times in the last 10 internationals creating an average of just 1.9 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 5 of these matches, conceding 6 goals which is an average of 0.6 per game.
Portugal go into their final group match on 3 points and need to be fully focused, if qualification to the next round is to be secured.
The first place in the group is there for the taking for France, as a win sees them go through in top spot. A point secures them a minimum of 2nd place.
Stats and facts for Portugal and France.
- Portugal scored in the last 22 of 24 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Portugal's last 7 of 9 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Portugal's last 2 of 4 matches;
- Portugal have not conceded in the last 4 of 6 matches.
- France unbeaten the last 9 matches in a row;
- France unbeaten the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- France scored in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in France's last 5 of 7 matches.
Lineup Portugal vs France
Form Portugal vs France
Portugal on a roll.
Portugal will be out to find a reply for their disastrous match against Germany. In their previous 3 internationals Portugal destroyed Israel by 4 goals, whereupon they took part in a 3-0 win against Hungary after which they managed a 4-2 defeat against Germany.
France continue to sparkle.
France look to have found a rich vein of form right now with yet another win last week. Looking back at the last 3 matches France annihilated Bulgaria in a 3-0 win before playing out a 1-0 win against Germany. Their most recent task handed France a 1-1 draw against Hungary.
Portugal v France Fixture History
When these two nations last faced off against each other, France ended up taking all 3 points in a 0-1 victory. Portugal hold a 1-2-5 record against France from their most previous encounters, friendlies or otherwise, before facing each other this time.
Full Time Betting
Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: Portugal to win pays out at 3.75, the best prize for a draw is 2.80, while an away win for France returns you odds 2.25.
It is hard to look past Cristiano Ronaldo when searching for a goalscorer for Portugal. Cristiano Ronaldo managed to hit the target 5 times in 6 previous outings for Portugal. Antoine Griezmann has certainly delivered the goods for France is recent matches. Every opponent will have him singled out as a potential threat following the 4 goals he has managed in the previous 6 internationals.