France v Portugal- Preview & Prediction- Euro 2016 Final!

1984 European Championship- conquered! 1998 World Cup- Triumph yet again!

Euro Cup 2016- France, again? Well, history may repeat itself in France v Portugal Euro Final and the hosts could be lucky one more time.

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France v Portugal Euro Cup 2016- The Euro Fact Sheet

  • Being the home team, French side has excellent chances of securing a win in Sunday’s Euro 2016 finale.
  • Just for the records, take note that Portugal would be treated as minnows against France because in their last 10 outings against each other, they have not been able to secure victory even once.
  • The team France has to its credit three victories previously in all major tournaments.
  • France’s Route to the Final comes with superb victories on Romania (2-1), Albania (2-0), Switzerland (0-0, match was drawn), Republic of Ireland (2-1), Iceland (5-2 in Quarter-final), Germany (2-0 in Semi- final).
  • Portugal’s Route to the Final has not been quite an easy one. Their victories come in the order- Iceland (1-1 draw), Austria (0-0 draw), Hungary (3-3), Croatia (1-0 in extra time), Poland (5-3 in penalty shootout in Quarter-final), and Wales (2-0 in Semi- final).
  • Guiding light for his side, Griezmann leads the race for Golden boot with a haul of six goals.
  • Portuguese Coach Fernando Santos faces selection dilemma yet again as he will be required to make choices.

France v Portugal Final Preview, Team News, Top Players & More!

France in Euro Cup 2016 Final

Deschamp’s men will enter Sunday’s final to own the game and set the record straight with a hat-trick of victories in major tournaments on home soil. And, their strong point is that as of now, Griezmann is playing uncontrollable. What makes the hosts favorites is their fighting spirit and of course the victory over Champions Germany, who are undoubtedly the best team in the World.

William Carvalho is expected to make a strong comeback for his side as a replacement for Danilo, although it is still unsure. Another player expected to comeback is Pepe, who is recovering fast from thigh injury. There is no denying that being the home team always gives you an edge. But, French players have proved it time and again that they deserve to be here at the top. Therefore, chances are that they will be able to bring the trophy back home this summer.

France Top Players:

Paul Pogba and Blaise Matuidi as Midfielders, the Goalkeeper Hugo Lioris, and Defender Bacary Sagna. Laurent Koscielny has been a great defense for his side, and he has been performing quite consistently. To say the least, Patrice Evra is one of the most accomplished Defenders for his team. Another promising player in the squad is Dimitri Payet. He is a reliable Midfielder.

Portugal in Euro 2016 Final

Whether he performs or not, Ronaldo is a player whose mere presence inspires other men in the team to outshine. Pepe in Centre- back position as Defender is incredible, Pepe has been a great Midfielder who has played quite defensively throughout the tournament; Renato Sanches is a good man working incredibly as Midfielder for Portugal.

France v Portugal- The Two Teams Head-to-Head

Portugal is rightfully the established pedigree, and their only victory in 90-minutes’ time timeframe in Euro 2016 was the one against Wales in Semi- final.

Going by the records, it can be said that Portugal would have had higher chances of winning if their opponents in the finale were Germany. Why? Because team France has beaten Portugal 10 times before in their previous outings. The Portuguese side also lost two Semi- final games in Euro 2000 and World Cup 2006 in Semi- finals. Even in the friendly games held recently, Portugal was defeated by France. What gives France an upper edge is the fact that they are leading by example.

France v Portugal Euro 2016 Final- Betting Prediction

Portugal’s run to the finale is credited to one man, Ronaldo. His underperformance can certainly diminish his side’s winning chances. France has come together as a team, and it would not be surprising to see them register yet another win. .

Expert Verdict: France

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