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2024 European Championship Betting Prediction: Portugal vs. France 7/5/2024

Portugal (2-1-0) vs. France (1-0-2)

In the upcoming clash at the 2024 European Championship, Portugal squares off against France, bringing an exciting dynamic to the field. This match, set for July 5, 2024, features Portugal, currently third in Group F, against France, which leads the same group. With Portugal’s decent track record and France’s stronger recent performance, this game promises to be a top live betting opportunity for enthusiasts seeking to engage in real-time wagering dynamics.

Portugal’s offense spearheaded by Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandez has been solid and capable, scoring an average of 1.6 per game in the last five matches. Silva and with his good dribbling and more importantly shooting from distance, coupled with Fernandes’ creativity will definitely give a hard time to the French defense. While France indulges in attacking play, they have been quite sturdy at the back too having conceded 0.6 goals per match in their last games; backed by the monstrous William Saliba and nimble feet of Theo Hernández. This particular confrontation will be critical in influencing the temp and the pace, as well as the result, of the game.

On the flip side, the French offense has been led by an attacking line that is led by the eloquent forward Kylian Mbappé whose tiny but deadly agile speed makes him difficult to handle in front of the post where he is very precise in adding the finishing touch. Being the competitions where Mbappé scored only 1 goal and created many threats, the match will be vital for the attacker as he will have to beat the persistent Portuguese goalkeeper Diogo Costa. Costa, who has had two clean sheets and let in only three goals, is quite a challenge to France «s forwards. His consistencies and reflexes will enable him to ward away the French strikes from reaching its targets.


Portugal vs. France Game Info

When: Friday, July 5, 2024 at 3:00 PM ET
Where: Volksparkstadion


Diogo Costa GK vs. Mike Maignan GK

Portuguese player Diogo Costa is reliable, and aiming-oriented in this decisive game, which can be seen from his rescue performance during this match. In front of this aggressive French attack based on speed and accuracy, Costa will not only have to save shots but also organize defenders and contribute in build-up plays. Two clean sheets in the tournament so far show that he is capable of programming the defense against high-quality attacks.

On the other side, the French team has had the services of Mike Maignan who has been a rock in the French defense but also as a sweeper keeper. His twelve saves during the tournament, clearly show his reflexes and much needed reading of the game against the expansive midfield of Portugal. Since Maignan made three clean sheets, he possibly gives France an advantage with his defensive capabilities; this will bring about a stern match because defense may be the key maker.


Soccer Odds/Point Spread: France +140, Total Odds: 2.5

The current betting odds favor France slightly, indicating a tighter match expected by bookmakers. The total over/under set at 2.5 with France as a mild favorite reflects the defensive strengths of both teams, suggesting a game that could either be very tight or decided by a single flash of brilliance.


Portugal Betting Trends

The performance of Portugal in the group has been indifferent as they have won all their home fixtures and recently drew in the group. Their pattern of attaining decent but steady scores will have to go uphill if they are to breach the French defense. Knowledge of these trends is imperative to a bettor who is thinking of placing a bet on Portugal for an upset or the team’s ability to withstand pressure in that match.


France Betting Trends

About the results, seventh position at home coincides with the present top position in group and 70% success in the away matches. Thus, given their aptness for turning opportunities and constructing a sturdy defense line, they seem to have a slight advantage when it comes to trend analysis, making them a rather powerful competitor when it comes to betting.


Portugal vs. France 7/5/24 Betting Picks

Given the strengths and recent performances of both teams, this match is expected to be closely contested with tactical gameplay. France seems to hold a slight advantage, particularly in defense, which might just tilt the scale in their favor.

For those looking at betting options, the smart money might be on a low-scoring affair given the strong defensive records of both teams. A draw or a narrow victory for France could be likely outcomes. Prop bets on goalkeepers or specific players like Mbappé or Silva to score might offer additional value.

This prediction considers both teams’ defensive strengths and France’s slightly superior form and attacking options. For bettors, this match provides intriguing opportunities, especially in live betting scenarios. Do not miss out on the free 2024 European Championship picks that could see this tactical battle turn into a profitable venture.


Free Pick and Prediction: France 1, Portugal 0

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