Betting tips & preview: Portugal – France 10/7: It’s time for the Euro 2016 final!

by Simon Palsson9th July 2016
The final game of the Euro 2016 tournament is of course the final. Portugal is facing France at Stade de France in Paris. Can we expect something else than a crazy and very tough game?

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The final of Euro 2016 is finally here and it will be a massive game played at Stade de France in the French capital Paris.

Portugal with the captain Cristiano Ronaldo is facing the host nation France in this huge clash and the expectations are high prior to the game.

Mark Clattenburg has been named the referee for this game.

Kick-off: 8.00pm GMT, Sunday 10 July
Venue: Stade de France, Paris
Referee: Mark Clattenburg (ENG)

Portugal

Recent form (Euro 2016): WDDDDD

Portugal hasn’t had the best of tournaments, but they haven’t lost one single game during the whole tournament. That is widely impressive and that’s mainly the explanation to why they have reached the final.

Their star player Cristiano Ronaldo has grown into being a great leader for his team, even though he has just scored three goals so far. On the other hand, he scored the crucial first goal against Wales in the semifinal.

Pepe, who wasn’t able to play the last game, is hoping to be fit for the final. That would be a great comeback for the team, but he is still a huge doubt prior to the game.

Portugal is now in their second Euro final in 12 years. The last time, when facing Greece in the final 2004, they lost. Cristiano Ronaldo and his country are now looking for revenge.

France

Recent form (Euro 2016): WWWDWW

France has proven to be a great team during this tournament, with five wins in their last six games. They just failed to win one game, the last game in the group stage against Switzerland.

Antoine Griezmann has become the true star player of this squad, with six goals scored in six games. He is now the top scorer in this tournament.

France has a great squad and their starting XI is known for their very strong midfield and attacking players. Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and the goalkeeper Hugo Lloris have been terrific during the last couple of games and they are expected to lead the team in the final.

Since the tournament is held in France, the French team will have a massive support from the stands in this game. That might be an advantage for them.

Our prediction

Even though France has been named the clear favorites ahead of this game, we believe that this will be a very tight game and it can finish in any way really.

However, what we do know is that both teams really want to win. Therefore, we expect a tight and very tough game, with two strong teams fighting for every inch of the pitch.

Mark Clattenburg will have a hard task refereeing this game and we are not surprised if there is a lot of cards in this game.

Therefore, we put our money on over 4,5 cards to 19/20 (1,95) at bet365. Mark Clattenburg has shown 19 cards in his first four games in the tournament.

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Betting tips:

Betting tips: Over 4,5 cards
Odds: Fraction: 19/20 | Decimal: 1,95
Bookie: Bet365 (£200 bonus)
Kick-off: Sunday 10 July 8.00pm GMT

Best odds:

Bet Fraction Decimal Bookie
Portugal  23/5  4,60
Draw  16/5  3,20
France  21/10  2,10
Over 2,5 goals  167/100  2,67
Under 2,5 goals  1/2  1,50 []

 

1: 22%
X: 31%
2: 48%
Over 2,5 goals: 37%
Under 2,5 goals: 67%