Statistics, analysis, possible formations and forecast: Portugal – France

The national teams of Portugal and that of France will play against each other in the last super-match of Group F within Euro 2020.

Portugal and France will face each other in a super-match, which especially for the Portugal can mean a lot, as in case of loss they risk not qualifying, while the French, even if they lose, have secured the passage of the group from third place.

Venue: Puskas Arena (Budapest)

Time: 21:00

News about teams


Portugal coach Fernando Santos has no urgent concerns about injuries ahead of their Group F clash with France.

Despite a 4-2 loss to Germany, Santos is expected to maintain confidence in his chosen ones and start with the same 11 this evening as well.

Rafa Silva and Renato Sanches are among those who are pushing to appear as a starter.


Ousmane Dembele suffered a knee injury after coming on as a reserve against Hungary and missing the meeting with Portugal.

Didier Deschamps is considering three changes from the squad that drew with Hungary, with Lucas Hernandez replacing Lucas Digne, Jules Kounde replacing Benjamin Pavard and Adrien Rabiot being replaced by Corentin Tolisso.


France has kept the gate intact in the last 4 games on the trip to Portugal in all competitions.

Portugal have had under 3 goals in their last 5 home games against France in all competitions.

There have been over 3 goals scored in 7 of Portugal’s last 8 matches in the European Championships.

Portugal have scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 European Championship matches.

France is unbeaten in the last 9 matches in the European Championships.

There have been under 3 goals scored in 5 of France’s last 6 matches in the European Championships.

France is unbeaten in its last 8 matches against Portugal in all competitions.


Portugal started strongly against Germany, but two own goals in the space of four minutes saw Selecao eventually lose 4-2. Currently third in Group F, a draw may be enough to reserve a place in the next round of Euro 2020.

France should only avoid defeat to secure its place in the knockout stages of the race. The pair were drawn in the same group of the UEFA League of Nations, with Les Bleus taking four points from their two meetings with Portugal.

Due to the loss in the final of Euro 2016, France may remove Portugal from the group and qualify as the first of the group.

Possible formations

Prediction: Portugal 1-2 France