Both France and Portugal entered Euro 2020 with serious aspirations of winning it all, with France having won the 2018 FIFA World Cup and Portugal having won the 2016 Euros. However, after drawing into Group F with fellow world power Germany and Hungary, both are in a position where they're seeking a result as they go head-to-head in the final game of the group stage. The game kicks off at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday in Budapest and superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe will feature in a match that could be an instant classic.
France is on top of the table with four points and is the +115 favorite in the France vs. Portugal odds from William Hill Sportsbook. Portugal is third in the table with three points following its loss to Germany and is fetching +290 as the underdog. The draw is listed at +210 in the Euro 2020 odds, while the over-under is set at 2.5 goals. Before you lock in any Portugal vs. France picks, check out the Euro 2020 predictions and best bets from SportsLine's Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. He's having a great Euro 2020 as well, with his picks generating over $800 in profit for $100 bettors through Monday's action. Green has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
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Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at France vs. Portugal at Euro 2020 and locked in his best bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Portugal vs. France:
- France vs. Portugal spread: France -0.5
- France vs. Portugal over-under: 2.5 goals
- France vs. Portugal money line: France +115, Portugal +290, Draw +210
- FRA: Les Bleus have allowed just one goal so far in Euro 2020
- POR: Cristiano Ronaldo has three goals in two games
Why you should back France
Both squads are coming off disappointing performances in their last game, but France was able to salvage a draw with a 66th-minute goal from Antoine Griezmann. And while the attacking play has been a little uninspired thus far, France's midfield play has been good and the back line has looked solid in allowing one goal in their first two games.
France enjoyed 67 percent possession and outpassed Hungary 650-330 in the draw and yielded only one shot on target despite Germany having 62 percent of the ball and taking 10 total shots in the win during the opener. Mbappe and Griezmann are proven scorers on the international stage and Karim Benzema has been involved in plenty of big moments with Real Madrid despite making his first national team appearance in five years.
Why you should back Portugal
The defending European champions went 84 minutes without scoring in their opening match against Hungary before Raphael Guerreiro had a deflection fall to him just at the edge of the box before expertly using the outside of his foot to curl it in. Cristiano Ronaldo would then go on to net an 87th minute goal and then tidy up a second goal in stoppage time to seal a 3-0 victory.
Ronaldo (36) is still the pulse of the Portuguese attack and he's the all-time leading scorer in Euro history. Even though France's defensive lines have been tough to break, he's more than capable of taking over with his side needing a result. But after allowing four goals against Germany, it will be interesting to see how much support Ronaldo has moving forward with manager Fernando Santos typically preferring to ploy a compact defense. With so much technical ability on the pitch, if Santos can sure up his back line, it should go a long way towards confidently setting up an attack spearheaded by Ronaldo that can break France down.
How to make France vs. Portugal Euro 2020 picks
Green has analyzed France vs. Portugal from every possible angle. He's leaning under on the goal total (2.5), and he's locked in his pick to win. He's only sharing that pick on SportsLine.
So who wins France vs. Portugal? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Portugal vs. France, all from the European soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.