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Portugal vs France

Portugal-vs-France-euro2024Portugal finish a fascinating football Friday as they meet France at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg in the quarter-finals of Euro 2024. Portugal were one of the first sides to qualify for the knockouts after winning their first two group games against the Czech Republic and Turkey. They were well beaten 2-0 by Georgia in their final group game, but Roberto Martinez made wholesale changes to the team. It took a penalty shootout for them to progress past Slovenia in the last round after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty in regulation time. This will be a test on a whole different level.

France are unbeaten in the competition so far, but eyebrows were raised when they only managed a 1-1 draw with Poland in their final group game. They’ve already got through a tricky tie against Belgium in the previous round, but it took a huge slice of luck via an own goal to separate the sides. Les Bleus only managed two shots on target in the game, and even with the great Kylian Mbappe leading the attack, they’ve struggled to score in this tournament. That will need to change if they are to progress here.

The bookies are slightly favouring France to win this one in 90 minutes, but we’re expecting a game much in the vein of France’s previous one with Belgium. Neither side will want to give the other an inch in this one, and it’s likely to result in a tight game, so we’re tipping up the draw in the match result market. We’re not expecting a goal fest here, either, so it could be worth backing under 2.5 goals and 1-1 in the correct score market. This could go to another penalty shootout, in which case we’d back Portugal to progress.

Check the table with our top picks below:

Portugal vs France (Friday, 5 July 20:00)
⚽X 183/100 @Mystake
⚽Under 2.5 Goals 27/50 @Royal Fortune
⚽1-1 9/2 @Donbet

Finally, go and check our top choices for the other Friday match: Spain vs Germany.