The defending champions Portugal will look to finish in the top half of Group F for a favourable RO16 draw. Portugal vs France is a repeat fixture of the Euro 2016 finals and the Les Blues are hungry for an act of revenge. France still holds the top spot in the group of death after a 1-1 draw with Hungary. However, Portugal comes into the fixture on the back of a very disappointing 2-4 defeat against Germany. SportzPoint brings you the match preview, team news, head to head record and fantasy predictions to help you with your fantasy team. Follow our Fantasy Football Predictions for all the tricks, tips and dream teams.
Portugal vs France: the recent form of both teams
The group of death has lived up to its expectations and the defending champs are finding a hard time coping up. Despite, achieving a record-breaking feat from Ronaldo against Hungary, Portugal fell victim to a devastating 2-4 defeat against the Germans. Two own goals in the space of four minutes from Ruben Dias and Raphael Guerreiro bottled their single goal lead before halftime. A goal and an assist from Cristiano Ronaldo wasn’t enough to see Portugal off the line.
Portugal’s form in Euro 2020 – W–L
Portugal’s recent form in all competitions – W-D-W-W-L
On the other hand, France suffered a disappointing 1-1 draw against Hungary following a 1-0 win against Germany. Five years earlier Portugal ruined their title-winning hopes and France are looking for revenge till now. However, Les Blue’s unbeaten run continues and they’ll look to extend it tomorrow against Portugal.
France’s form in Euro 2020 – W-D
Franc’s recent form in all competition –W-W-W-W-D
Portugal vs France: team news, head to head record and Probable starting xi
Nuno Mendes is still out with a thigh injury and Guerreiro will start in place of him. Joao Felix has shaken off discomfort and has returned to training. Santos is expected to make some changes in his starting lineup with a probable inclusion of Renato Sanches in the attacking half. Ronaldo has never scored against France and will look to make the Les Blues his 44th victim nation. Bruno Fernandes was taken off early the last day which seemed like a tactical move but will play a crucial role in tomorrow’s match against France.
Portugal possible starting lineup:
Patricio; Semedo, Dias, Pepe, Guerreiro; Pereira, Sanches, Fernandes; B.Silva, Ronaldo, Jota
Ousmane Dembele suffered a knee injury the other day and is ruled out for the rest of the tournament. Deschamps has no other injury or fitness concerns to work around. Benjamin Pavard was controversially cleared to play against Hungary despite suffering a concussion against Germany the other day. Lucas Hernandez might return to his left-back position ahead of Lucas Digne.
France possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Kounde, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez; Kante, Pogba, Tolisso; Griezmann; Mbappe, Benzema
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Head to head:
France has sheer dominance over Portugal when it comes to head to head record. The Les Blues has played 27 games against Portugal winning 19 of them. While Portugal only managed 6 wins and the other 2 games ended in a draw.
Portugal vs France: Dream11 Fantasy football team and predictions
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