France vs Portugal by Marlo
France were always expected to go deep into the tournament and overcame their sternest exam with a win over Germany.
As such, they deservedly start as favourites to see off Portugal. Whether they are too short to win in 90 minutes is another matter.
I will admit I got my fingers burned backing Wales to get a point against Portugal last time out. At half time 0-0 it looked like another tame finish in store but Ronaldo scored a lovely header and the momentum shifted and another quick one from Nani ensured Wales were left with a mountain to climb.
I don't think this will end in a win for Portugal despite their stubborn nature.
France will have a racuous crowd support and with too much attacking outlets I can see them breaking the deadlock. If and when this occurs, Portugal will have to find their way back into the game and I reckon they can as the France backline isn't rock solid despite keeping a clean sheet last time out against the Germans.
Even if France go behind they can still emerge with a win.
The 0-0 at half time is a concern here but even if that is the case I still reckon we can see this bet cash in the second half.
I expect a more lively affair in this final and a dull draw or low scoring game is worth opposing at the odds on offer.
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|France Win and BTTS||Bet365||5.50||6||0-0 LOST (-6 units)|