On June 23, there will be a match in the framework of the European Football Championship 2020 between the national teams of Portugal and France. We offer you a forecast for this meeting.
The match against the German national team clearly demonstrated the problems of the Portuguese. First of all, these are problems in defense. Pepe is not young and can no longer keep up with the fleet-footed forwards. Guerreiro and Semedo are more focused on attack than defense. Most likely, these guys will not be able to contain the rapid attack of the French national team. But Portugal has Cristiano, who can single-handedly decide the outcome of any match.
For the match against the Hungarians, the French came up clearly with a bad mood. They underestimated the opponent, for which they paid the price. A draw is not a bad result, but not when everyone expected you to win. Now the reigning world champions are in such a situation that they need at least not to lose to Portugal. But knowing their ambitions, there is no doubt that the wards of Deschamps will play exclusively with the expectation of success.
Statistics and figures:
- Portugal lost for the first time in eight matches;
- France have not lost nine matches in a row;
- Portugal and France met in the last Nations League draw. The first meeting ended with a score of 0-0, and then France achieved a minimal away victory.
Both teams approach the face-to-face confrontation far from in the best mood. But in this game, both Portugal and France must play to win. True, if France can see that there is potential, but it is a little lacking in the final stage of attacks, then Portugal has so far the maximum tactic is simple – give the ball to Cristiano, and he will try to come up with something. We think that France should learn the lessons and achieve victory.