France v Portugal betting tips – Les Bleus set to seal Euro 2016 triumph

Les Bleus set to seal Euro 2016 triumph

France's Andre-Pierre Gignac France's Antoine Griezmann and France's Blaise Matuidi celebrate after the final whistle

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Betting Tip: France @ 21/20 with bet365

This is not a perfect France team. Ever since Romania equalised from the spot in the opening game, it’s clear that Les Bleus are ropey from a defensive point-of-view, with this being exposed by Republic of Ireland, Iceland and Germany.

However, Didier Deschamps has the right blend when it comes to playing attacking football, with Antoine Griezmann having now scored six goals and he’s been ably flanked by Dimitri Payet and Olivier Giroud.

Paul Pogba has produced the sort of football that sets him apart from mere mortals, with Germany strangely naïve on Thursday night in giving away a penalty and then gifting the hosts a second goal.

Portugal will certainly be preoccupied with defending well against the French and there’s every reason why they can hold their own.

Pepe looks like being passed fit which would be an enormous boost considering Bruno Alves is a poor substitute for the Real Madrid central defender, while Jose Fonte is a good player in that position.

Renato Sanches has really announced himself at this tournament, with William Carvalho back from suspension and manager Fernando Santos will be keen for his team to stay compact and take chances on the break or from set pieces.

Cristiano Ronaldo has the ability to win the game for Portugal and he scored with his head against Wales, illustrating that whoever marks the captain might have their work cut out.

However, Ronaldo can’t do it all by himself and the French just have so much to offer going forward.

Olivier Giroud is a good figurehead for the hosts, with Payet such a mean deliverer of the ball and the energy of Moussa Sissoko can help France to a ninety-minute victory.

Betting Tip: France @ 21/20 with bet365

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