Portugal vs France Prediction, 11/14/2020 UEFA Nations League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portugal vs France
Date: Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica in Estadio da Luz
Odds/Point Spread: Portugal (+148) France (+169)
Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica is the venue where Bruno Fernandes and Portugal (3-1-0 in Nations League) will play France (3-1-0 in Nations League) on Saturday. The goalkeepers protecting the net will be Anthony Lopes for Portugal and Hugo Lloris for France. The Portuguese are at +148 while the French are priced at +169. The over/under is set at 2.
Portugal have earned 9 goals for the tourney, which is currently 3rd in the league. They have tried 74 shots at the goal with 28 of them being on target, which calculates to a 37.8% SOT percentage. Their players have committed 50 fouls and have drawn 49 fouls for the tourney. Portugal has been able to control possession for 56% of games.
Bruno Fernandes is one guy you are going to want to keep your eye on for the Portuguese. Fernandes has had a starting assignment in 197 games so far in his career and he scores 0.37 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from Portugal has accumulated 71 goals in 17,321 professional minutes played. He has 52 assists while earning 45 yellow cards in his career. Someone else who should impact this match is Joao Felix, the forward representing for Portugal. Felix has been on the pitch for 3,954 minutes during 47 starting assignments and has earned himself 9 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 10 times so far in his career and he has scored 26 total goals. He currently averages 0.59 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The man protecting the net for Portugal is Anthony Lopes. Lopes (130-57-64 mark in his career) has earned 89 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 35.2% shutout rate. The goalie representing Portugal has had 967 shots attempted against him in 253 starts. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.08 (273 total goals surrendered) and he holds a save % of .737. Lopes has seen the field for 22,711 minutes and has accumulated 717 saves so far in his career.
France has 48 fouls this tournament (40th in Nations League) with 49 fouls they have drawn. So far in the UEFA Nations League, they have controlled possession of the ball 47.5% of the game. The French average a total of 3.25 shots on target per 90 and have a total of 6 goals to this point. They have hit on 37.1% of their shots on target on 35 total shots.
Antoine Griezmann should be able to be counted on for France. He averages 0.44 G/90 and has had a starting assignment in 360 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward representing France has totaled 30,743 minutes while he has scored 151 goals. He has 58 yellow card warnings during his pro soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 52 times. Be sure to watch out for Anthony Martial, the forward representing France. Martial has been handed 10 yellow cards in 12,936 professional minutes played (147 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.43. He has tallied 62 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 27 different times.
Hugo Lloris will be looking after the goal for France. Lloris has totaled 170 clean sheets while he has seen 1,839 shots attempted against him in 43,405 minutes in his career. He has a save % of .735 and his clean sheet rate is 35.0%. He has allowed 1.03 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 249-125-109. Thus far in his career, Lloris has conceded 499 goals and has accumulated 1,352 saves in 486 starts.
Who will win tonight's UEFA Nations League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take France (+169)
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