France vs Portugal Predictions and Betting Tips
Neutral fans will be treated to top-level football as World Champions France take on Defending Champions Portugal in the UEFA Nations League. The Stade de France is the scene for this highly sought out encounter with the home side keen on getting revenge for the 2016 Euros. Both sides were comfortable winners in their opening two games and as such, sets up this encounter nicely.
This would be the very first meeting between these two sides since that European Championship final in 2016. Although Portugal won that game, they have a poor record against the French team. They had lost 10 straight games to the French prior to that Eder winning strike in the Stade de France. Will they make it two from two on Sunday?
Top-class encounter on our hands
In their opening group stage game, France was under par but managed to get a 1-0 win against Sweden. They rounded up matchday two with a stunning win against 2018 World Cup runners up Croatia to cement the top spot for themselves. Didier Deschamps troops will also be heading into this game brimming with confidence after thrashing Ukraine 7-1 last time in an international friendly. Will they manage to carry over that same momentum as they welcome the 2016 European Champions?
The defending champions, on the other hand, swept through their opening games against the Croats and the Swedes with comfortable wins. Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed the headlines against Sweden netting his 100th and his 101st international goal for his country. With the Juventus ace only trailing Ali Daei by eight goals, the whole world will tune in to see if he can cut the lead with a couple of goals.
France vs Portugal Team News
France possible starting XI:
Lloris; Hernandez, Kimpembe, Varane, Pavard; Pogba, Kante; Mbappe. Griezmann, Coman; Giroud
Portugal possible starting XI:
Patricio; Guerreiro, Dias, Pepe, Cancelo; Neves, Perreira; Bruno, Bernado, Guedes, Ronaldo
France vs Portugal Prediction: 2-1
Both teams are heading into this match with the hope of establishing a lead at the summit of the table. However, we tip this tie slightly in favour of the French who look a more solid team all around the park. We expect to see a couple of goals for both sides taking into account their attacking qualities.