France used momentum from a penalty kick conversion at the end of the first half to take down Germany 2 to 0 in the second UEFA EURO 2016 Semifinal on July 7. Now, the French move on to battle Portugal in the UEFA EURO 2016 Finals. The match takes place on July 10. Kick-off is at 3:00 pm ET.
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Portugal dominated surprise Wales 2 to 0 in the semifinals. Both Ronaldo and Nani scored. France looked terrible for most of the first half versus Germany before a hand ball led to a 1 to 0 score. The French added another goal in the second half in order to seal the deal over the Germans in their semifinal win.
How To Bet the Portugal vs France UEFA EURO 2016 Final Odds
The hosts opened as 4-9 outright winners, while Portugal opened at 15-8 outright winners. To put it in simpler terms, a $10 bet on France to win would return $14.44. The same bet on the underdogs would return $28.75.
If living dangerously is more your style and you prefer to mix in the daunting third possibility of a draw (these results are based on regulation time, so a result in extra or penalty kicks wouldn’t count), the opening lines are: Portugal 18-5, Draw 21-10, France 19-20. So, a $10 bet would return $46, $31 and $19.50, respectively.
What: UEFA Euro 2016 Championship
Who: Portugal Vs France
When: Sunday July 10th, 2016
Start Time: 3:00 PM ET
Where: Saint-Denis, Paris
Stadium: Stade de France
Asian handicap: France -0.5 (+110) vs. Portugal +0.5 (-118)
3-way line: France +110 / Portugal +349 / Draw +212
To win Euro 2016: France -202 / Portugal +185
Total: 2 (Over +101, Under -110)
The over/under for total goals scored sits at 2.5, with the odds on the under at 1-2 and 6-4 on the over. Keep in mind, though, that any potential goals scored in extra time would not count toward the 2.5 number.
Why Bet On Portugal at 4/9 To Win The UEFA Euro Championship
Ronaldo and Nani finally got it going. The brilliant Fernando Santos has made all of the right moves during the UEFA Euro 2016. He’s had his teams concentrate on playing defense. For most of the tournament, Ronaldo hasn’t been Ronaldo. No worries. I had a feeling that Ronaldo was going to step it up in the semifinals. Man, did he ever! He provided an awesome header for the first goal against Wales. His shot on goal was the perfect assist to Nani, he dived and knocked it in for the second goal. Ronaldo and Nani are playing with authority.
Why Bet On France at 15/8 To Win The UEFA Euro Championship
France’s defense stepped it up against Germany. No matter whether you believe that the handball call on Schweinsteiger was a legitimate call or not, nobody can take anything away from France’s defense. The Germans controlled possessions in the first half. They held the ball 68% of the time. All France did was shut down all of Germany’s goal scorers including one of the best ever in Thomas Muller.
UEFA Euro 2016 Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
It’s absolutely possible that the French defense could be just as solid against Ronaldo and Nani as it was against Muller and the rest of Germany’s attack. But the truth about Germany is that Mario Gomez, their best striker, yes, even better than Muller, was out due to a hamstring injury. With Gomez in the line-up, things may have been different for the Germans.
Ronaldo had an excellent match against Wales. He looked incredible on the pitch. Nani and Ronaldo were on the same page for the first time during this tournament. Portugal is peaking at the right time. I expect Santos to make all of the right moves in the final just like he has during the entire UEFA EURO 2016. I like Portugal in an upset.