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Portugal vs France – Match Preview

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At the European Championship Quarter Finals, Portugal faces France. This game is set for Thursday, July 5th, at the neutral Volksparkstadion. Kickoff is at 19:00 GMT. The stakes are high for both teams, aiming for a semi-final spot. Bookmakers slightly favor France, with odds at 2.35. This match promises to be an intense and unpredictable battle for football fans around the globe.

Portugal – Form

Portugal’s performance has been varied recently. Their last game, on July 1, 2024, against Slovenia, ended in a goalless draw. They won through penalties. Before this, they suffered a 2-0 loss to Georgia, despite having more possession. However, they did achieve a 3-0 win over Turkey. Goals were scored by Bernardo Silva, an own goal by Samet Akaydin, and Bruno Fernandes. These results matched bookmakers’ predictions.

France – Form

France has shown solid form away from home, with several close matches. On July 1, 2024, they won 1-0 against Belgium, thanks to an own goal. They previously drew 0-0 with the Netherlands and won 1-0 against Austria, also from an own goal. Bookmakers had anticipated these outcomes, highlighting France’s ability to secure results when expected.

Portugal – France – Head to Head

The last match between Portugal and France ended in a 2:2 draw on June 23, 2021. Over their last 10 matches, France has won 5 times, while Portugal has won once. In their recent meetings, both teams scored in 2 out of 5 matches. Portugal has found it challenging to win against France, with 8 losses in their last 9 games and goals conceded in 7 of those.

Portugal – France – Standings

Today’s match at Volksparkstadion is crucial, with a semi-final spot on the line. The neutral venue levels the playing field for this high-stakes match. With no league standings to compare, the focus is on today’s performance. Bookmakers favor France with odds of 2.35 for a win, against Portugal’s 3.30. But in the EURO Final Stage, surprises can happen.

Portugal vs France – Top scorers

Bruno Fernandes leads Portugal’s scoring in the European Championship with 5 goals. Cristiano Ronaldo has added 3 goals. Bernardo Silva and Diogo Jota have each scored twice. Ruben Dias has also scored once. For France, Kylian Mbappe and Randal Kolo Muani have each scored twice. Olivier Giroud has added one goal. Jonathan Clauss and Youssouf Fofana have each scored once, showing the team’s scoring diversity.

Portugal vs France – Full-Time Betting

France is favored by bookmakers at 2.35 for an away win. Portugal has a strong home record but shows mixed recent results. France has been consistent, with a good track record against Portugal. The absence of key players could impact the game. The “halftime-fulltime” and “draw-no-bet” options offer interesting odds. The “double-chance” market is also available for cautious bettors.

Portugal vs France – Over/Under Betting

The “Over 2.5” goals option is priced at 2.50, while “Under 2.5” goals is at 1.533. Past meetings have been low-scoring. Both teams’ recent matches support the under predictions. The “Under 2.5” option could appeal to bettors, expecting a tactical game with few goals.

Portugal vs France – BTTS Betting

Odds are 2.10 for “BTTS: Yes” and 1.667 for “BTTS: No”. The market leans towards a game where not both teams score. Given the defensive strength of both teams, the “No” option might be appealing. Yet, with talents like Bruno Fernandes and Kylian Mbappe, scoring opportunities are likely.

Portugal vs France – Prediction