Portugal v France – Stats and Preview 23-6-21 Can Portugal bounce back after Germany defeat?

Match: Portugal v France

Competition: Euro 2021

Date: 23/6/21

Kick-off time: 8pm

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 5 matches – 

14/11/20 Portugal 0 – 1 France

11/10/20 France 0 – 0 Portugal

10/07/16 Portugal 1 – 0 France

04/09/15 Portugal 0 – 1 France

11/10/14 France 2 – 1 Portugal

05/07/06 Portugal 0 – 1 France

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 75%
Over 2.5 goals 50%
Over 3.5 goals 25%
BTTS - Yes 50%

Portugal team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 50%

France team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 50%
Over 2.5 goals 0%

Corner betting stats

Portugal corner stats

Average corners for: 5.5

Average corners against: 4

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 25%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

France corner stats

Average corners for: 3

Average corners against: 4

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 0%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

Card betting stats

Portugal Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1

Yellows against: 3

Top cards:

R Dias – 1

France Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1

Yellows against: 3

Top cards:

B Pavard – 1

Injuries

Portugal injuries & suspensions

Out: J Felix 

Doubtful: N Mendes

Suspended: None

France injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Portugal v France Match Preview & Trends

Clash Of the Champions in the group of death

The world champions meet the European champions as France meet Portugal in Romania in a potentially pivotal bout. Each team in Group F has something to play for in the last round of fixtures. Group minnows Hungary have surprised their big-name counterparts by competing until the last few minutes against Portugal before taking a point away from the French game. It leaves the final standings open and unpredictable which makes for an exciting conclusion.

France have a single-point cushion over Portugal who were outclassed by the Germans in the previous round and will be looking to their superstar line-up of Ronaldo, Fernandez, Jota, and Silva to take it to France. What is going in Portugal’s favor is that there is no guarantee that Germany will beat a stubborn Hungary side which would be detrimental to their own qualification bid.

The French have an extremely strong squad at their disposal and could field an eleven worthy of competing at the tournament made up from those not selected. Losing in the final to Portugal at Euro 2016 will spur them on to go one better this time around after conquering a robust and efficient German side. Negotiating the group of death has been no easy task and Didier Deschamp will know that any mistake could be catastrophic for his team.

Portugal covered 208.5km in the opening two rounds and have maintained a passing accuracy of 88% and averaging 54% possession. The Portuguese have made 105 passes into the attacking third with 52 of those in key areas. They have completed 10/41 crosses, which left them at 24%. In comparison, France has covered 209km in the first two games, maintaining a passing accuracy of 87% and averaged 52% possession. The French made 101 passes into the attacking third with 56 of those in key areas. They completed 6/32 crosses, which left them at 19%.

Key trends

There has only ever been two drawn games between these nations

France averaged 24.5 minutes of possession per goal in qualifying

There are 20 years between the youngest member of the Portugal squad (Nuno Mendes, 18) and the oldest (Pepe, 38).

Referee data

Ref: Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)