Ayulike – The Euro 2021 Group F schedule between Portugal vs France will be held at the Puskas Arena, Budapest on Thursday (24/06/2021) at 02.00 WIB. The deciding party between the 2 finalists of the 2016 European Cup can be watched from RCTI’s live broadcast and Mola TV’s live streaming.
France has been confirmed to have qualified for the round of 16 after the matches of Group B and C on Tuesday (22/6/2021) early in the morning. The question that remains is whether Les Bleus will qualify as group winners, runners-up, or by finishing in the best third place.
To win Group F, Didier Deschamps’ team have the option to win the match later. The opportunity to be at the top is also open if France draws with Portugal, while another duel between Germany vs Hungary closes with a draw.
On the other hand, Portugal has different requirements to qualify from Group F, which is labeled the group of death. Cristiano Ronaldo and his friends can ensure a ticket to the next round as long as they can avoid defeat to France.
Whatever the situation, the match between the two countries can be interesting. One of the reasons is that this is Portugal’s first meeting against France in the European Cup after the final 5 years ago. After the match in Saint-Denis, the two actually met, but in the UEFA Nations League.
So it is possible there is a smell of revenge from the French camp ahead of the match later. It was said by Lucas Digne that the defeat in the final 5 years ago is still very imprinted on the players’ memories.
“It’s not a pleasant memory. The game will be played in France, at our own home and in front of our own fans. So it’s obviously a bad result for us,” said Digne.
Apart from revenge, being able to win Group F will give France another advantage. Namely about the opponents they will face in the round of 16 later.
If they come out as group winners, the opponent options for France will be Switzerland or Ukraine which will still be influenced by the results of the remaining matchday 3.
For Portugal, they must get a win to guarantee a ticket to the last 16. If you lose this match and in another place Hungary beat Germany, then it is precisely the return ticket that Fernando Santos’ team can get.
Trying to improve the back sector could be the key for Portugal to win the match later. Anyone knows that France has a capable front-line trio in Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, and Antoine Griezmann. Not to mention the name Olivier Giroud who can become a super-sub.
It’s just that the existence of the four of them is not very prominent at this time. In fact, only 2 goals have been scored by France in the previous 2 matches. That too 1 goal came from an own goal Mats Hummels (Germany).
Effectiveness in finishing is still France’s weakness in the first 2 matches. Against Germany, France only had 4 shots and only 1 was on target. When they met Hungary, it was even worse because of the 15 shots only 4 were on target and the remaining 10 were off target and the other 1 was blocked by opposing players.
Portugal vs France Lineup Prediction
Portugal: Rui Patricio; Nelson Semedo, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Raphael Guerreiro; William Carvalho, Danilo Pereira; Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Diogo Jota; Cristiano Ronaldo.
Coach: Fernando Santos
France: Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Digne; N’Golo Kante, Adrien Rabiot, Paul Pogba; Antoine Griezmann; Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema.
Coach: Didier Deschamps
Portugal vs France Head to Head (H2H) Score
Last 5 matches Portugal vs France:
14-11-2020: Portugal vs France 0-1
11-10-2020: France vs Portugal 0-0
10-07-2016: Portugal vs France 1-0
04-09-2015: Portugal vs France 0-1
11-10-2014: France vs Portugal 2-1
Portugal Last 5 Matches:
19-06-2021: Portugal vs Germany 2-4
15-06-2021: Hungary vs Portugal 0-3
09-06-2021: Portugal vs Israel 4-0
04-06-2021: Spain vs Portugal 0-0
30-03-2021: Luxembourg vs Portugal 1-3
France Last 5 Matches:
19-06-2021: Hungary vs France 1-1
15-06-2021: France vs Germany 1-0
08-06-2021: France vs Bulgaria 3-0
02-06-2021: France vs Wales 3-0
31-03-2021: Bosnia & Herzegovina vs France 0-1
Live Streaming Portugal vs France
The Sweden vs Poland match can be watched via live broadcast and live streaming on Mola TV on Thursday, 24 June 2021, starting at 23.00 WIB.