Portugal vs France betting tips, odds and predictions for Saturday's game in Group 3 of the Nations League. Both teams head into this weekend's clash having performed well in Group 3, and we're expecting and close and competitive 90-minutes between the two countries.
Portugal vs France Top Three Tips and Betting Odds
Here are our top free tips for the Nations League clash between Portugal and France this weekend. All of our predictions are accompanied by the very latest betting odds available from only the most respected and trusted bookmakers.
We provide the best odds at the time of publication, but they are all subject to change in the days leading up to the match in question. As a result, it is best to check with your bookmaker before placing any bets.
Will Portugal Make it Three Games Unbeaten against the French?
Portugal thrashed Sweden 3-0 in their last match, as the pair squared off in the Nations League. Manchester City midfielder, Bernardo Silva, opened the scoring in the 21st minute. Shortly before the interval, Liverpool's Diego Jota doubled the home side's advantage. That man Jota made sure of the points in the 72nd-minute with his second and Portugal's third and final goal.
France extended their unbeaten start to the Nations League with a 2-1 win in Croatia last month. The French took the lead as early as the 8th-minute through Barcelona forward Griezmann. The visitors held onto their narrow lead into the half-time break, but shortly after the hour mark former Everton midfielder Vlasic equalised for Croatia. With 11-minutes left on the clock, PSG's Mbappe fired France back in front with what turned out to be the winning goal.
*all information provided before matches played on the 11/11/2020
Both teams head into this weekend's crucial qualifier in excellent form. Portugal are unbeaten in their last five outings, securing three wins and two draws. France are also unbeaten in their last five international matches, picking up four wins and one draw, and head into Saturday's clash as the slight form favourites.
Head to Head Record
France have won the majority of their recent matches against Portugal, but the last two meetings have produced a win for Portugal and a draw just last month. Of their last 26 encounters, France have won 18, drawn 2 and lost 6, but Portugal have improved significantly over recent years and offer much more of a challenge these days.
Rui Silva, Domingos Duarte, Paulinho, and Pedro Meto are the uncapped players that have made Portugal's squad for Saturday's clash. The hosts will be lead by their captain and talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo, who even at 35 years of age provides a potent and constant threat up front. Diogo Jota is in form for club and country right now, so don't be surprised to see him on the scoresheet this weekend. Portugal are without the recognisable names of Pepe, Andre Gomes, Joao Mario, Andre Silva, and Eder from the games against France and Andorra.
The only uncapped player in the France squad is Marcus Thuram, who has been impressing at Borussia Monchengladbach this season. The usual suspects, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane, and Hugo Lloris have all been called-up. Blaise Matuidi and Nabil Fekir miss out through injury, while Thomas Lemar of Atletico Madrid hasn't been selected.
Portugal vs France Betting Tips and Predictions
Portugal have the home advantage against France this weekend, and the last time these two sides clashed they produced a tight and tense 90-minutes. We're bringing you our top free tips for Saturday's Nations League encounter from Group 3, as both Portugal and France look to extend their unbeaten starts.
- Total Goals Under/Over: Under 2.5 Goals @ 4/6
- Full-Time Result: Draw @ 11/5
- Correct Score: 1-1 @ 5/1
Total Goals Under/Over: Under 2.5 Goals
Under 2.5 goals have been produced in four of the last five encounters between these two countries. The pair's reverse fixture last month ended in a 0-0 draw and as things stand, another draw would favour the most more than their guests. Under 2.5 goals have also been produced in three of Portugal's and two of France's last five international matches, so there is plenty of reasons to expect another low-scoring affair this weekend.
You can back under 2.5 goals to be scored @ 4/6 with bet365.
Full-Time Result: Draw
Portugal have avoided defeat in their last two meetings with France. The last time the two nations clashed they produced a goalless draw in October. The hosts have drawn two of their last three matches and are unbeaten in their last seven international games. France haven't lost any of their last 12 outings but couldn't beat Portugal in either of their last two games against them. A draw certainly favours Portugal more than France, assuming both sides win their next qualifiers as predicted, as Ronaldo and co sit ahead of France on goal difference heading into the midweek matches.
We're predicting that this Nations League match will end in a draw @ 11/5 with Betfair.
Correct Score: 1-1
Only one of the last five meetings between Portugal and France have seen more than 2-goals scored. The duo's last three encounters have all produced under 2.5 goals and we're expecting more of the same on Saturday. The hosts have drawn two of their last three outings and on each occasion, under 2.5 goals have been scored. Portugal haven't lost any of their last seven international matches but France are unbeaten in their last 12 fixtures, which points to the most likely result being a draw on Saturday. Both teams have scored in three of France's last four matches, including their last away game against Croatia.
If you fancy these two sides to play our a 1-1 draw, you can back our correct score prediction @ 5/1 with bet365.
*all stats provided before matches played on the 11/11/2020