I’ll be offering my thoughts on how the match will play out tomorrow, but today here are a few markets you might not have considered ahead of the Euro 2016 final.
Portugal to score last at 17/10
Portugal have scored last in every game they’ve found the back of the net in at Euro 2016 aside from in the group stage against Iceland.
France, meanwhile, have generally started strongly and they have been guilty of easing off a bit when they’ve put a game to bed – their own clash with Iceland is a good example.
The host nation are the favourites to score the last goal at 20/27 but the stats back up Portugal and the value is with them.
Portugal +11.5 ball possession at 10/13
Portugal have seen less of the ball than their opponents in each of their three knockout games, but only once has the margin been greater than 10 per cent.
France aren’t necessarily a team who seek to dominate possession – they managed just 35 per cent against Germany in the semi-finals for example – and as such the 10/13 on Portugal with a +11.5 possession handicap looks like a banker.
To score a penalty
Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg will oversee the Euro 2016 final and he does have previous form of awarding spot-kicks on the big occasion.
Just six weeks ago he gave Atletico Madrid one in the Champions League final against Real Madrid, ultimately missed by France’s star man Antoine Griezmann.