Portugal – France Preview & Euro 2024 Fantasy Football Picks

July 05, 2024

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Portugal - France Preview & Euro 2024 Fantasy Football Picks

By Eduard Bănulescu

Portugal vs. France may otherwise sound like the kind of clash befitting for the European Championship final. However, the teams will meet in the Quarter-Finals of the tournament. And, by and large, both have underperformed since the competition in Germany started.

The Portugal vs. France game is one that is difficult to judge and to preview. This is why I’m looking at what to expect and which players fantasy football managers should pay close attention to.

Portugal vs. France


Both Portugal and France have, on paper, exceptional squads. In fact, both could create competitive squads made up entirely of the players who didn’t make the final cut for Euro 2024.

But neither has been as impressive as previously expected. France won when it mattered most but did it as economically as possible. The results may mimic Les Bleues’ 2018 World Cup run. However, a look at stats and a closer inspection of the team’s creativity may suggest that problems lie ahead.

Portugal has rarely had a more impressive squad. It’s made up of players who are playing or have played for the best clubs in Europe. Still, the team has played slow, laborious football, and not all of this can be blamed on Cristiano Ronaldo.

Verdict: France looks to be the favorite here. But don’t expect a showdown complete with numerous goals. A 1-0 would be just fine for Didier Deschamps, and his players have the strength to get it.

Fantasy Football Picks for Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal may not have scored may goals. And the creativity expected from players like Vitinha, Bernardo Silva or Bruno Fernandes has not always been on fully display.

However, the team hasn’t met an opponent of the same caliber as France. Fans of the Portuguese will hope that this will embolden Roberto Martinez’s players.

The top performing Portugal players in FootballCoin’s Euro 2024 fantasy football have been Pepe, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Nuno Mendes, and Bruno Fernandes.

Fantasy Football Picks for France

Kylian Mbappe

France looks exceptionally well on paper. Few European teams have been able to match them in recent years. There’s also the matter of the narrow loss to Argentina in the World Cup final that the French would’ve wanted to compensate for with a victory in the Euros.

But all of these things have failed to make France the world-beaters everyone expected at this tournament. There are some who believe that this is by design and that Didier Deschamps will unleash the full potential of the team only when this is needed.

The top-performing French players in FootballCoin’s Euro 2024 fantasy football have been Jules Kounde, Dayot Upamecano, Theo Hernandez, William Saliba, and Aurelian Tchouameni.

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