France vs. Portugal 10/11/20 UEFA Nations League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
France 2-0-0, Portugal 2-0-0
10/11/20 2:45 pm
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France is hosting Portugal at Stade de France in round 3 in the UEFA Nations League.
France has been brilliant as of late, and they are on a 5-game winning streak. In their first two games in the Nations League, France has scored 5 goals while conceding 2 goals. Mbappe, Giroud, Upamecano, and Griezmann each scored 1 goal for France, while Martial and Griezmann added 1 assist each. In their latest match against Ukraine at home, France was monstrous with 55% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, and 8 corner kicks. With 4 scored goals in the first half and 3 more scored goals in the second half, France has won this match 7-1. After winning the World Cup two years ago, France didn’t stop, if anything, they improved, and they are playing better soccer, and with players like Mbappe, Martial, Pogba, Coman, Griezmann, and Varane in the team, of course, France is the biggest favorite to win the Euro Cup next year. France is showing a lot of good stuff in the attacking end, but they tend to lose focus on the defensive end, and of course, it’s really hard to stay focused for the entire game, but the mistakes they make will need to be reduced to a minimum if France wants to go all the way once again.
Portugal has Ronaldo, and he is one of the best players in the history of this game, but when Ronaldo is playing, other great players are out of the focus. I think that Portugal is actually playing better without Ronaldo, but we all know that will not happen unless Ronaldo is suspended or injured. Portugal hasn’t lost any of their last 5 games, while they have 4 wins in those 5 games. Portugal has also won their first two games of the Nations League during which they scored 6 goals while conceding 1 goal. Portugal was playing against Spain in their most recent match, and they have had only 36% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, and 5 corner kicks. It’s hard to play against Spain because they like to control the possession, but still, Portugal is one of the best teams in Europe, and they have created 1 chance in this game. The final score of this match was 0-0. Ronaldo is the leading goalscorer for Portugal in the Nations League with 2 goals, while Silva, Concelo, Felix, and Jota each added 1 goal. Portugal will be playing in the Europa League, and I think they could get past the group stage, but I don’t think they will get much further.
The trends are on France’s side in this matchup, and France is playing better soccer. Portugal was able to defend against Spain, but France is playing equally well, except they are more direct and more precise with finishing their chances. In each of the 3 games France was playing at home we saw at least 3 goals, but that was a long time ago. Because France is playing well in the attacking end, and their defense tends to make mistakes, I will pick something on goals here.