Portugal v France Predictions & Betting Odds – Euro 2016

France to land home success repeat

Portugal v France Euro 2016

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There has been no stopping France then. The host nation, after some sticky moments early on in the tournament, have grown stronger and stronger and now they can hit their peak in the final against Portugal on Sunday. The French have a fantastic head to head record against Portugal, who haven’t been an expressive side at the tournament so far. With the big home support behind them, will France march on to succeed as they did in the Euro 84 final when they downed Spain to win the title for the first time? It could be deja vu in Paris on Sunday.

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Portugal v France Betting Tips

As much as you could sit back and criticise Portugal for their lack of style, their substance has gotten them through this far. They are resilient to say the least and they are on a 13 match unbeaten streak at the moment. That’s not to be sniffed at. They have drawn five of their six Euro 2016 matches over 90 minutes, which isn’t impressive at all given the easy group that they were drawn in. They have flattered to deceive a lot of the time and needed the scare of a penalty shoot out to get through their quarter final tussle with Poland. Portugal have netted eight times at Euro 2016 compared to the thirteen returned by France. Three of Portugal’s goals came in the one match as well, the draw with Hungary in the group stage. Cristiano Ronaldo has fluttered in and out of the tournament and he has scored three goals and he is up at 9/2 in the first goalscorer market for the Euro 2016 Final.

Portugal have never failed to make it to at least the quarter finals of their seven European Championship appearances now, which is a fantastic record. This will be their second appearance in the final of the competition as they reached the Euro 2004 Finals on home soil, but then lost surprisingly to Greece in a major upset. They face a much tougher opponent in the final this time around though and they are going off as underdogs. Their head to head record against France is poor and they have lost the last ten in a row against Les Bleus. Overall Portugal have a W5 D1 L18 record against France in history and they have met twice before in the European Championships and have come out on the losing end. The last time they met was in a friendly last year, which France won 1-0. Portugal have failed to score in four of their last six against France.

You can take the option of under 2.5 goals on the Euro 2016 Final at a quote of 4/9 and there are some tempting shots in the Correct Score market as well with France 1-0 at 9/2 with a 1-1 draw close at 5/1. France but in a  lot of good defensive work against Germany which will have punters thinking that they can keep Portugal off the scoresheet, but if you fancy both sides to net in the game then Both Teams To Score is a 6/5 shot. But France have conceded just the two goals in their last six games against Portugal and that has left France at 15/8 to win to nil and they are even money to earn a clean sheet in the 90 minutes. During the Championships we have seen France win games without getting into top gear, destroy Iceland and dig in defensively against Germany.

That says a lot about them, that they have progressed no matter what has been thrown at them. That’s why they are favourites to win the Final. Antoine Griezmann was on target twice in France’s 2-0 semi final win over Germany. That’s five in his last three Euro 2016 games and six overall for the Championships. It’s been a brilliant return from him and he is a 7/4 anytime goalscorer option for the game with Olivier Giroud a price of 7/4 to score, with the talent of Dimitri Payet putting him at 13/5. France have averaged over two goals per game at Euro 2016 so far and that is the scoring power which should get them pretty close to the title on Sunday. Back in 1984 they lifted the title on home soil for their first ever European Championship success. Can they repeat?

Portugal v France Betting Odds

France 21/20, Draw 11/5, Portugal 7/2

Portugal v France Predictions

Portugal have looked nothing better than average for the tournament and they have ridden their luck at times. It hasn’t been impressive stuff from them at all at any point in the championships and France just have the tools to unlock them. France are fluid and have more options going forward than the Portuguese do and while France were on the backfoot for so long against Germany, the strength they showed to win through that will have them in high confidence. France to win.

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