After recording a disappointing 1-1 draw against Hungary, France go into matchday three with the aim of clinching top spot in Group F as they go into the arena with a tricky Portugal side.
Portugal also go into the final round of games in search of a win to seal automatic qualification to the knockout stages. They recorded a 4-2 defeat against Germany on matchday two despite the best efforts from Cristiano Ronaldo.
On Wednesday, two European giants and last edition’s finalists will settle their differences on the pitch once again.
A draw expected
The two teams possess immense quality in all areas and could cancel each other out in the end. France may have been held to a 1-1 draw by Hungary but they have shown over the years that they can go head-to-head with the best teams.
Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema will be in the spotlight once again as France search for top spot in Group F.
Portugal, as always, has Cristiano Ronaldo to call upon. The Juventus man is one of the top scorers in the competition with three strikes in two games.
The Seleccao also have Bernardo Silva to rely on for creativity. The match will likely produce goals but should end in a draw.
France are favorites to take all three points with their odds priced at 2.19 by Betway. Portugal, in comparison, have their odds pinned at 3.60. A draw has been priced at 3.06.
Joao Felix and Nuno Mendes are doubtful for this game.
Portugal predicted XI: Patricio, Semedo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro, Danilo, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Carvalho, Jota, Ronaldo
Ousmane Dembele is out of the competition after suffering an injury against Hungary.
France predicted XI: Lloris, Digne, Kimpembe, Varane, Pavard, Rabiot, Kante, Pogba, Mbappe, Benzema, Griezmann
Portugal v France head-to-head
14th November 2020: Portugal 0-1 France (UEFA Nations League)
11th October 2020: France 0-0 Portugal (UEFA Nations League)
10th July 2016: Portugal 1-0 France (UEFA European Championship final)
4th September 2015: Portugal 0-1 France (International Friendly)
11th October 2014: France 2-1 Portugal (International Friendly)
France will go into this tie with huge confidence as they have recorded three victories in their last five meetings with Portugal.
Overall, France have won 19 and lost six in 27 games against the Seleccao.
How to follow the tournament in Ghana
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Enjoy selected live matches televised on Joy Prime (English) and Adom TV (Akan). You can also watch games in high definition on the HD+ Decoder, where Joy Prime HD is channel 102 and Adom TV HD is channel 103.
On radio, get live commentary of this match in English (Joy 99.7 FM, Luv 99.5 FM and/or Hitz 103.9 FM) or in Akan (Adom 106.3 FM, Nhyira 104.5 FM, and Asempa 94.7 FM).
You can also get all the above programs (radio and TV) streaming on the media section of this website.
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