Portugal vs France: Preview, Form Guide, Possible Lineups and Prediction

After a series of international friendly matches, teams will now face each other in the Round 3 of the UEFA Nations League. This clash between Franceand Portugalpromises to be mouth-watering one.

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Portugal vs France

Portugal will face France tonight in what is the most anticipated match of this weekend. These two sides last met in the 2016 Euro finals where Portugal managed to lift the trophy despite Ronaldo walking off the field injured.

Portugal will travel to Stade de France tonight to take on the defending FIFA world cup winners. Portugal who are the defending UEFA Nations league Champions will try to get the better of the French side this time too.

Match preview

France have defeated Sweden and Croatia so far in the UEFA Nations League. Portugal too have triumphed over the same two sides so far. France defeated Sweden 1 – 0 in their opening game against Sweden. Kylian Mbappe managed to score the only goal which took off France to a winning start in the Nations League. France then defeated Croatia 4 – 2 in their next game.

Fernando Santos’s side too managed to pick up maximum points from their first two matches in the UEFA Nations League. Portugal began their journey in style with a 4 – 1 victory over Croatia despite the absence of Ronaldo. They then managed to defeat Sweden 2 – 0 in their next game which helped them top their group. France have had a clear advantage over Portugal in their last 25 meetings where they have triumphed 18 times. But Portugal will be full of confidence ahead of their clash against France as they are the defending EURO and UEFA Nations League Champions.

Form Guide of France and Portugal

France last 6 games: DWWWWW

Portugal last 6 games: LWWWWD

Team News

Portugal possible playing XI:

Patricio, Cancelo, Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro, Danilo, Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes, Ronaldo, Felix and Bernardo Silva

France possible playing XI:

Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Lenglet, Hernandez, Kante, Pogba, Tolisso, Griezmann, Mbappe and Giroud

Prediction

The clash between the defending FIFA world cup and Euro winners will be a mouth-watering clash for sure. Both sides have a high-quality attack compared to their defence. Hence this game will witness some amazing goals and will result in a 2 – 2 draw.

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