Portugal will take on France in the Group F match of the UEFA Euro 2020 on 23rd June/ 24th June (IST), at Ferenc Puskas Stadium in Budapest. Portugal will look to bounce back swiftly from their big setback against Germany, while France enters the game after a 1-1 draw with Hungary.
Portugal made a strong start to the Euros by defeating Hungary 3-0 in their first match. However, they were immediately brought back to the ground when they were defeated 4-2 by Germany in their most recent match. Fernando Santos’ team is now third in the group after their loss to Germany.
A win over France would ensure their progression to the next round, although a draw might also suffice, depending on the outcome of the game between Germany and Hungary. They would also be eliminated if they lost and Hungary comes out on top.
France, one of the contenders to win the tournament, kicked off the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Germany. They were held to a 1-1 draw by Hungary in their recent match, leaving the group wide open. While France’s five-game winning streak came to an end with this result, they are still unbeaten in their previous nine games across all competitions.
The Les Bleus are certain to go to the knockout stages even if they lose of the outcomes thanks the to scenarios in Groups B and C. The world champions, who are now top of Group F, will look to end the group stages in style.
Portugal vs France Head to Head
Portugal and France have faced each other on 27 occasions with France having a clear edge winning 19 games to Portugal’s six wins. Both the teams last faced each other in 2020, with France coming out on top by defeating Portugal 1-0 courtesy to N’Golo Kante’s goal.
Match Name: Portugal vs France
Date: 23rd June/ 24th June (India)
Timings: 8:00 pm BST/ 12:30 am IST
Venue: Ferenc Puskas Stadium
Squads to choose from
Anthony Lopes, Rui Patricio, Rui Silva, Diogo Dalot, Nelson Semedo, Jose Fonte, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro, Danilo Pereira, Joao Moutinho, Renato Sanches, Sergio Oliveira, Joao Palhinha, Ruben Neves, Bruno Fernandes, William Carvalho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Pedro Goncalves, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Goncalo Guedes, Joao Felix, Rafa Silva
Steve Mandanda, Hugo Lloris, Mike Maignan,Lucas Digne, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Leo Dubois, Jules Kounde, Clement Lenglet, Kurt Zouma,N’Golo Kante, Adrien Rabiot, Moussa Sissoko, Thomas Lemar, Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso, Wissam Ben Yedder, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Marcus Thuram
Probable Playing XI
Rui Patrício; Nélson Semedo, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Raphaël Guerreiro; Danilo Pereira, William Carvalho, Rafa Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Jota; Cristiano Ronaldo
Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, Raphaël Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Hernández; Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kanté, Adrien Rabiot; Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe
Portugal: Christiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Diago Jota
France: Antoine Griezmann, N’Golo Kante, Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris, Raphael Guerreiro, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Pepe, N’Golo Kante (VC), Rafa Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Christiano Ronaldo, Diago Jota (C), Antoine Griezmann
France are expected to win this match owing to their recent form and performances. They also have a great head-to-head record against Portugal giving them an edge to come out on top.
The aforementioned POR vs FRA Euro 2020 Dream 11 Prediction, POR vs FRA Euro 2020 Final Prediction, POR vs FRA Euro 2020 Top Picks for the Portugal vs France game are based on our in-house analysis. However, this does not guarantee a positive result.
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