France vs Portugal betting tips, odds and predictions for this weekend's game in Group 3 of the Nations League. Both teams head into Sunday's clash with 100% records after two group games, and France are the favourites to win.
France vs Portugal top free betting tips
We have our top free tips for Sunday's Nations League fixture between France and Portugal. Each of the three predictions also come with the latest best price betting odds available.
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France Face Portugal for the First Time Since the Euro 2016 Final
Last time out, France claimed an impressive 4-2 win at home to Croatia in their second Nations League match. Former Liverpool defender Lovern put the visitors in front early. However, a goal from Griezmann and an own goal from Livakovic saw France lead 2-1 at the interval. Croatia equalised 10-minutes after the restart through Brekalo, but the hosts restored their lead in the 65th-minute through Upamecano. A late penalty from Giroud made sure of the win for France against a tough opponent.
Portugal needed their talisman Ronaldo to help secure a tricky away win against Sweden. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star broke the deadlock on the stroke of half time. A minute before Ronaldo scored, the hosts had Svensson sent-off for a second bookable offence. Ronaldo doubled Portugal's, as well as his own, tally in the second half. Sweden could not get themselves back into this historic game, as Ronaldo surpassed the 100-goals mark for his country.
France haven't lost in nine matches, securing eight wins and one draw. The hosts' last defeat arrived away at Turkey back in June 2019. Portugal have lost one of their last three internationals, going down 2-1 away at Ukraine. France are unbeaten in their last 19 home games across all competitions, so you can see why the hosts are the favourites to win on Sunday.
Head to Head Record
France have enjoyed playing against Portugal over the years, but Portugal arguably won the most important match the pair were involved in. A solitary extra-time goal from Eder proved enough for Portugal to win Euro 2016 against the favourites, France. Sunday's hosts have won 18 of their previous 25 games against Portugal, including four of the pair's last five encounters.
France are without experienced duo Sissoko and Matuidi due to injury, but the uncapped pair of Aouar and Maignan have been selected. From the Premier League, Lloris, Digne, Pogba, Kante, Giroud, and Martial have been called up by Didier Deschamps. Olivier Giroud is set to make his 100th appearances for his country this weekend.
Portugal have called-up the uncapped trio of Rui Silva, Ruben Semedo, and Daniel Podence, but Gomes, Mario, and Guedes are all injured. 35-year old Ronaldo has 165 caps and 101 goals for Portugal and is still his countries biggest threat in the final third. Pepe and Moutinho are the other centurians also to make the Portugal squad.
Our Predictions and the Best Odds for France vs Portugal
We have a selection of free tips just for you ahead of a weekend of International football. France play host to Portugal in one of the most anticipated Nations League clashes, and we are bringing you the best price betting odds for each of our free tips.
- France to Win @ 11/10
- BTTS – Yes @ 1/1
- Over 2.5 Goals @ 11/8
Full-Time Result: France to Win
France have a fantastic record against Portugal, winning 18 of their 25 meetings over the years. Sunday's hosts have won four of their last five games against Portugal, dating back to 2001.
France are unbeaten in their last nine international matches, picking up eight wins and one draw. The French are formidable at home and haven't lost any of their last 19 matches in their own backyard.
The hosts have won each of their four home games against Portugal and secured all 3pts in their first home game in Group 3 last month.
You can back France to win @ 11/10 with BetFred.
Both Teams to Score: BTTS – Yes
Four of the last nine encounters between France and Portugal have seen both teams score. In the last seven games, France have been credited as the hosts against Portugal, the Blues have only kept two clean sheets.
Both teams have scored in three of France's last five international matches, and all three of those games have been at home. Portugal have only kept clean sheets in two of their last five away trips.
There has never been a goalless draw when these two sides have locked horns. France have scored in all of their last nine outings and Portugal have scored in their last 11 internationals.
We're predicting goals in this game for both teams, and you can back BTTS @ 1/1 with bet365.
Total Goals Under/Over: Over 2.5 Goals
Six of the last 10 head to heads between these two countries have produced over 2.5 goals. The last five games in which France have been credited as the hosts against Portugal have seen over 2.5 goals scored.
Five of France's last nine fixtures have seen 3 or more goals scored, while six of Portugal's last eight matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
If you fancy at least 3-goals to be scored in this game, you can back over 2.5 goals @ 11/8 with bet365.