Portugal vs France betting tips: Nations League preview, predictions & odds

Portugal vs France betting tips: Nations League preview, predictions & odds
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Portugal vs France betting tips

This article covers Portugal vs France betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Portugal vs France betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Portugal vs France: Match details

Match: Portugal vs France

Competition: UEFA Nations League

Date: November 14, 2020

Kick-off time: 7:45 pm, November 14, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: Estadio Do Sport Lisboa E Benfica

Betting prediction: Portugal 1-0 France


The outcome of Saturday’s game is set to have major implications for the outcome of Group A3. Portugal and France are level on 10 points, with one match to follow after Saturday. Portugal are, of course, the current holders of the Nations League trophy.

France suffered a surprise defeat in midweek, albeit in a friendly game with a heavily rotated side. Meanwhile, Portugal cruised to a 7-0 win at home to lowly Andorra on Wednesday.

France are ranked 2nd in FIFA World Rankings, three places above Portugal.

Portugal vs France: What are the betting odds?

Portugal vs France – recent form and head to head statistics

Portugal vs France form
Croatia vs Portugal - 2:3
Portugal vs France - 0:1
Portugal vs Andorra - 7:0
Portugal vs Sweden - 3:0
France vs Portugal - 0:0
Latest match form, last 5 games:
France vs Sweden - 4:2
Portugal vs France - 0:1
France vs Finland - 0:2
Croatia vs France - 1:2
France vs Portugal - 0:0
Last 5 games for Portugal
November 17, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Croatia 2 - 3 Portugal
November 14, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Portugal 0 - 1 France
November 11, 2020 Int. Friendly Games 2020 Portugal 7 - 0 Andorra
October 14, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Portugal 3 - 0 Sweden
October 11, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 France 0 - 0 Portugal
Last 5 games for France
November 17, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 France 4 - 2 Sweden
November 14, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Portugal 0 - 1 France
November 11, 2020 Int. Friendly Games 2020 France 0 - 2 Finland
October 14, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Croatia 1 - 2 France
October 11, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 France 0 - 0 Portugal
Portugal vs France UEFA Nations League 20/21 form
Portugal France
6 Matches played 6
4 Matches won 5
94 Goal attempts 55
39 Shots on goal 27
32 Shots off goal 18
47 Corner kicks 24
54% Average ball possession 50%
23 Shots blocked 10
7 Cards given 9
93 Free kicks 89
13 Offsides 11
1 Shots on post 0
3 Shots on bar 1
12 Goals by foot 9
12 Goals scored 12
4 Goals conceded 5
0 Goals by head 2
Portugal vs France statistics for most recent head to head matches
Portugal France
8 Matches 8
4 Home Matches 4
4 Away Matches 4
5 Total Goals 10
0.63 Average Goals Scored 1.25
1 Wins 6
6 Losses 1
1 Draws 1
Last 5 games & match results between Portugal and France
November 14, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 Portugal 0 - 1 France
October 11, 2020 UEFA Nations League 20/21 France 0 - 0 Portugal
July 10, 2016 European Championship 2016 Portugal 1 - 0 France
September 4, 2015 Int. Friendly Games 2015 Portugal 0 - 1 France
October 11, 2014 Int. Friendly Games 2014 France 2 - 1 Portugal

Portugal vs France: Recommended bets

Portugal to keep a clean sheet. Portugal France have failed to score in two of their last three matches, while Portugal have kept five consecutive clean sheets.

Cristiano Ronaldo to score. Why would you put your money on anyone else? Since turning 30, Ronaldo has scored 50 goals for Portugal in 50 appearances.


Portugal vs France betting tips: Nations League preview, predictions & odds

Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo shakes hands with Portugal’s midfielder Bruno Fernandes after the the Euro 2020 football qualification match between Ukraine and Portugal at the NSK Olimpiyskyi stadium in Kiev on October 14, 2019. (Photo by Genya SAVILOV / AFP) (Photo by GENYA SAVILOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Portugal vs France: Match preview

Portugal host France in Lisbon on Saturday evening. Portugal started their international break with a comfortable 7-0 win over Andorra on Wednesday night. Pedro Neto, Paulinho (2), Renato Sanches, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Joao Felix were all on the scoresheet.

Ronaldo’s goal on Wednesday means he is just seven goals shy of equalling Ali Daei’s all-time record of 109 international goals.

Wednesday’s win stretched Portugal’s unbeaten run to eight games. Fernando Santos’ side have won three and drawn two of their five matches in 2020. More impressive is the fact that they have kept a clean sheet in all five games.

Portugal have an impeccable Nations League record. Indeed, they are the only side to have never lost a match in the competition, winning seven and drawing three of their 10 matches.

Frances’ 12-match unbeaten run came to an end on Wednesday night as they were beaten 2-0 at home to Finland in a friendly.

Portugal and France played out a 0-0 draw in last month’s Nations League game in France. With two games in Group A3 remaining, the two nations are tied on 10 points, although Portugal’s goal difference is +4 better than France’s. Only the group winners will progress to the Nations League finals tournament.

France and Portugal have met 26 times in total, with France winning 18 of those matches and losing six.

The two sides famously met in the final of Euro 2016. Cristiano Ronaldo was forced off with an injury early on but Portugal won the match 1-0 on French soil thanks to a memorable striker from Eder after extra time.

Last month’s 0-0 stalemate was the first time Portugal and France have drawn a match since 1928.

Portugal’s final match of the group – and indeed their final match of 2020 – sees them travel to Croatia, while France host Sweden.


Portugal team news vs France

Portugal rested their main players for Wednesday’s friendly match.

Cristiano Ronaldo only played the second half of Portugal’s midweek win and should be fresh to start.

36-year-old Jose Fonte could partner Ruben Dias in central defence.

The likes of Bernardo Silva, Joao Felix and Bruno Fernandes should all be handed recalls to the starting eleven. Rui Patricio could also return to goal after sitting out Wednesday’s game.

Pedro Neto and Paulinho both scored on their Portugal debuts on Wednesday night. Domingos Duarte also won his first senior cap.

Wolves forward Daniel Podence was part of last month’s squad but did not receive a call up this time. Still, Wolves have five players represented in the current squad. Veteran defender Pepe and Frankfurt striker Andre Silva have also been left out from last month’s squad. There was also no call up for Everton’s Andre Gomes.

France team news vs Portugal

Didier Deschamps is set to make wholesale changes from Wednesday’s friendly defeat. N’Golo Kante, Antoine Griezmann, and Raphael Varane, are among those who could return to the starting eleven.

Steve Mandanda started in Wednesday’s friendly but first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will start in goal against Portugal.

Paul Pogba was one of France’s regulars to start the match and could be dropped following another poor performance.

Marcus Thuram, son of World Cup-winning defender Lillian Thuram, won his first cap against Finland but is likely to drop to the bench.

Monaco defender Ruben Aguilar also won his first cap in midweek, coming off the bench to replace Leo Dubois.

Benjamin Pavard was not part of France’s matchday squad against Finland and remains doubtful. Likewise, Deschamps is sweating on the fitness of Kylian Mbappe who is a major doubt.

Last month, Olivier Giroud moved second in France’s all-time goalscoring charts. The Chelsea striker is nine goals away from equalling Thierry Henry’s record.

Nabil Fekir and Houssem Aouar withdrew from the squad due to injury, while Dayot Upamecano was not called up because of a hamstring problem.

Teenage midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, who won his first caps last month, is also carrying a knock and has not been called up.

Real Madrid’s Ferland Mendy was part of last month’s squad but has not been selected. Tanguy Ndombele was also not called up.


Predicted Portugal line-up vs France

Predicted Portugal XI vs France

Predicted Portugal XI vs France

Predicted France line-up vs Portugal

Predicted France XI vs Portugal

Predicted France XI vs Portugal

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Portugal vs France betting tips: Nations League preview FAQs

What time is kick off between Portugal vs France?
19:45, Saturday 14 November 2020
What is the prediction for Portugal vs France?
Portugal 1-0 France