The European soccer championships are reaching the end of the Group Stage and on Wednesday we will see the final games in Groups E and F taking place. The results of those games will determine not only which teams go through to the Round of 16 in the knockout phase, but also which four teams will qualify for that stage of the tournament as one of the four best third-placed teams.
While all four games taking place today are key game, there is no doubt that the pick of the games today pits World Cup winners France against the current European Championship holders Portugal, with both teams needing to get something from the game to give them the best. chance of progressing.
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Euros France V Portugal Preview
Group F always looked like being the most exciting of the six groups in the tournament with these two teams, plus Germany and Hungary involved. At present, France lead the way with four points, with Germany and Portugal both on three points behind them and Hungary just have the single point so far.
With Germany playing Hungary at home, and after a 4-2 win over Portugal in their last game which puts them ahead of the Portuguese on head to head record, you would expect Germany to win that game and to qualify either top or second in the group.
That means this game is crucial towards deciding who goes through automatically in one of the top two spots of the group, and who is made to sweat hoping to be one of the best third placed teams to get through to the Round of 16.
Portugal’s record against France since 1947 is abysmal. They have won three and drawn just one of 20 games between the teams, France winning the other 14. Portugal’s sole win over the French since 1978 was their 1-0 win in the final of this tournament five years ago.
Both teams are packed with superstars of the world game including the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema for France, while Portugal have the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Diego Jota and the superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
With the game being played in neutral Budapest, it is hard to see past a French win for this one given their historic record and the way Germany defeated Portugal relatively comfortably in their last game. As such, if I was betting on the outcome here, I’d take France who are +125 with DraftKings Sportsbook at the time of writing.
Alternatively, if you fancy a Portugal win you can back them at +300, while the draw, which may be the result which benefits both teams, is a +185 shot.
Whatever the outcome, it promises to be an exciting game on Wednesday evening to round off the Group Stages of the tournament, so remember to tune in to watch!