Euro 2016 is kind of getting out of hand. Although most people are in France cheering on their favorite teams, there’s been a lot of violence at the European Championship this week. On Wednesday, a massive scuffle broke out in downtown Lille ahead of the England vs. Wales game. Police brought on the pepper spray as many fists and chairs were thrown. So far, 20 people have been planned to be deported and three Russian fans have been given prison sentences of up to two years for their bad behavior. Tensions are high, to say the least. But the games will go on. One of the games coming up is Portugal vs. Austria, happening at 3:00 p.m. EST on Saturday (June 18) at the Parc des Princes in Paris. We can’t tell you who’s going to win for sure but what we can do is hash out some Euro 2016 predictions. Out of the Group F predictions, the Portugal vs. Austria predictions are among the most sought-after, given that Portugal is one of the teams slated to compete for the first-place prize. So, who will win Portugal vs. Austria? While we can’t give you a straight forward answer, we do have the best Euro predictions by some top commentators. Read on for more!
Euro 2016 Predictions
It’ll be an interesting game for sure, and the Euro 2016 predictions will be telling. Although Portugal is the star-team here, and many are anticipating that they win the game to advance onto the finals—especially with such a talented team-captain like Cristiano Ronaldo—Austria is the underdog in the Euro 2016 games. They might not have players as flashy and as brash as Portugal, but they’ve still got a shot. In fact, the manager of the Portugal national team, Fernando Santos, who is also a retired footballer himself, expects a tough game. There’s no doubt it’s going to be one exciting match if you plan to stream Euro 2016!
Portugal is coming into this game with a 1-1 draw against Iceland from the game in Saint-Etienne on Tuesday. Given that Iceland is pretty off the radar, it was a disappointing game for Portugal because a lot more was expected of them. Still, though, Austria is coming into the game from an even worse position. They had a 2-0 loss to Hungary in Bordeaux, which might come as an advantage to Portugal. Fonte, however, is staying cautious and optimistic. “It will be an extremely tough game. They have good players, they won, if I’m not wrong, nine games in their qualification group,” he stated. “We know their strengths as well. We know it’s going to be tough game but we’ll be ready for them.”
If you want to tune into the game from the comfort of your own home, you can stream Euro 2016 on the UEFA Euro 2016 web site. You’ll definitely want to tune in for this game because it’s bound to be full of exciting moments. Although Portugal is favored here, they’re still recovering from the 1-1 draw against Iceland. It should have been an easy win for Portugal but instead it was a close one. That’s why, this time around, Coach Fonte is rearranging the players and making several changes to “refresh the team.” Although he declined to give details to reporters, he is planning to make at least three significant changes. Some of these changes will most likely be something to do with Ronaldo, who blamed his mediocre playing against Iceland to the fact that he wasn’t in his preferred role. That’s why Fonte might put him on the wing, where he’s more comfortable. Has the 31-year-old all-star player lost his touch? Although he’s scored 51 goals in all the 48 games that he’s played for Real Madrid, has he reached his plateau? Well, we’ll just have to wait and see. He’ll have to bring his A-game if he wants to win against Austria this coming Saturday.
So, be sure to tune in to stream Euro 2016 as Portugal faces off against Austria on Saturday, June 18 at 3:00 p.m. EST!