UEFA Nations League Qualifying: Sean Miller picks Portugal vs France and Switzerland vs Spain
With France struggling, can Portugal move up the ladder towards top of EURO 2020 odds?
Right now, defending European champion Portugal is down the list of favorites to win the next edition in July.
That is mostly because of its group: the Portuguese have the last two World Cup champions, France and Germany, in Group F, along with a battle-tested Hungary side.
Today, though, Portugal can put down a marker against a reeling French team in the UEFA Nations League.
This match was 0-0 in October, and the teams are fighting to win the group (both on 10 points). France’s 2-0 loss Wednesday to Finland does not do much for my confidence in a team that I have had SUPREME confidence in for the better part of four years: I had them to win EURO 2016 (and they should have, but that is another story) and the World Cup in 2018 (big money, big money, big money, stop!).
I could be wrong, and Deschamps side could come out and play a worldie today. But this Portugal team is starting to look frightening even with Cristiano Ronaldo getting older.
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UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE QUALIFICATION
Portugal (+132) vs. France (+220), draw (+225), 2:45 p.m. EDT (Unimas, ESPN+, and )
Switzerland (+340) vs. Spain (-114), draw (+245), 2:45 p.m. EDT (ESPN+, TUDNXtra, and )
Portugal -0.25 (+138)
Ronaldo to score (+135)
Spain ML (-114)