Cristiano Ronaldo will hope to lead Portugal to their first ever major tournament trophy Sunday, but find themselves a sizable underdog against hosts France. The hosts boast an impressive streak over Portugal, having won the last 10 meetings dating back to 1975.
Here’s a look at all the betting information you need to know, along with a prediction for Sunday:
Portugal vs. France Betting Info
Spread: France -.5 (Even), Portugal +.5 (-120)
Moneyline: Portugal (+330), France (Even) Draw (+220)
Over/Under: Over 2 (-105), Under 2 (+115)
France are seeking a third major tournament win on home soil, and bring an 18-match winning streak as Euro hosts to Stade de France. Manager Didier Deschamps has fielded the same squad in back-to-back matches for the first time in France’s Euro history, and is likely to stay the course after wins over Iceland and Germany.
France have been dominant in the midfield with Paul Pogba, and have gotten an offensive surge from Antoine Griezmann. The Atletico winger has six goals in the tournament, more than any other player. He’s +150 to score anytime, and should be Portugal’s main focus on defense.
Anchoring the Portuguese defense should be Pepe, who missed the team’s semifinal win over Wales with a thigh injury. The team may be best-known for their attacking strength, but Portugal have conceded just one goal in their last five knockout games at Euro.
Portugal have been poised without possession so far at Euro, relying on their playmakers to generate bursts of offense. It’s been working so far, as Ronaldo and Nani have provided a bulk of the offense for manager Fernando Santos.
After a second half in which they dominated Germany, it doesn’t look like there’s any stopping France. It’s a tough out for Portugal, who have played more Euro matches than any other nation (34) without winning it all. They were upset by Greece in their last final appearance, but this would be a much more respectable result. France have too much firepower, and have shaken off their slow start in the tournament with two strong performances. I’d like to see Ronaldo win a major tournament before he’s through, but France will be too much for his team on Sunday.
Prediction: 3-1 France
Best Bet: Nani to score anytime at (+350)
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