The ‘Group of Death’ (Group F) comes to a close this Wednesday with all four of the teams still able to secure qualification into the EURO 2020 (2021) Round of 16. Join us as we dive into the upcoming Portugal vs France fixture at the Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest, Hungary.
PORTUGAL VS FRANCE BETTING
Portugal began their EURO 2020 (2021) title defence in style. The 2016 winners claimed all three points in an emphatic victory over Hungary, with all three of their goals coming after the 84th minute of their opening game.
Unfortunately, things quickly came crashing back down to earth for Fernando Santos and his Portuguese side. After captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored his third goal of the tournament and pushed his team in front, the Germans retaliated with clinical efficiency to defeat the visitors 4-2 and hand them their first loss in the tournament.
Occupying third place, with just one point separating them from their upcoming table-topping opponents, France, Portugal must be ready to emulate their EURO 2016 final against Deschamps’ World Cup winners should they wish to secure qualification on their own terms, and get past the group stage this Wednesday.
Portugal come in at 5/1 (6.00) to win the game with both sides scoring.
We’ve got the teams at 29/4 (8.25) to make the final game of the group stage a memorable one with over four goals.
Come this Wednesday, the eyes of the continent will be focused on the tournament favourites, France as they brush off last Saturday’s disappointment and take on Cristiano Ronaldo and his reigning Portuguese Euro champions.
Like their upcoming opponents, France got their tournament off to a great start. The reigning World Cup champions toppled Germany 1-0 in their opening game of EURO 2020 (2021) and took all three available points.
However, things didn’t go as planned for Didier Deschamps and his French stars when they lined up against Hungary. In the dying moments of the first half – and to the screaming delight of the 60,000 passionate fans packing the Ferenc Puskas Stadium, Attila Fiola was able to drag his side in front after a darting run from the midfield saw him get the better of the French defenders and Hugo Lloris.
Although some table-smashing madness insured in the Hungarian celebrations, a cool-headed Antoine Griezmann was on hand for France to ensure that his side left with at least a point after finding the back of the net in the 66th minute.
Antoine Griezmann is at 11/5 (3.20) to replicate his previous heroics and score for his national side, with Kylian Mbappe at 8/5 (2.60) to find the back of the net and Karim Benzema at 7/4 (2.75) to get his first of the tournament.
France are calculated at 31/10 (4.10) to win their match with both teams scoring.
If you fancy France shutting the door on Portugal and running out with a 2-0 victory we’ve got you covered at odds of 12/1 (13.00).
PORTUGAL VS FRANCE: UEFA EURO 2020 (2021) BETTING ODDS
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