Having already beaten Scotland and Spain, the Lionesses currently lead Group D on six points, while Portugal have just three points after following their opening defeat against Spain with a hard-earned win over Scotland.
The Portuguese need to win by at least three goals if they are to have a chance of qualifying for the next phase, but England will progress as long as they avoid a three-goal defeat, with either France or Austria waiting in the knock-out stage.
|Game||Portugal vs England|
|Date||Thursday, July 27|
TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM
In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on Channel 4 and Eurosport 2 and by stream via channel4.com and Eurosport Player.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|Channel 4 / British Eurosport||channel4.com / Eurosport Player|
In the US, the match will not be available to watch live on television but can be streamed online at ESPN3 on WatchESPN.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
SQUADS & TEAM NEWS
|Goalkeepers||Marreiros, Morais, R. Costa|
|Defenders||M. Mendes, Infante, C. Costa, D. Gomes, Rebelo, Fidalgo|
|Midfielders||Neto, Luis, Leite, T. Pinto, F. Pinto, Dolores Silva, A. Da Costa, Antunes|
|Forwards||Norton, Borges, Diana Silva, Marques, C. Mendes, Pires|
Ana Leite came off the bench to score the crucial winning goal against Scotland and could find herself starting against England having made such a strong impact.
Captain Claudio Neto is Portugal's key player and should take up a central role in midfield, while Carolina Mendes is expected to the lead the forward line once more.
Potential starting XI: Morais; Rebelo, Borges, Dolores Silva, C. Costa; T. Pinto, Marques, Da Costa, Neto, Leite; C. Mendes
|Goalkeepers||Bardsley, Chamberlain, Telford|
|Defenders||Bronze, Stokes, Houghton, Potter, Stoney, Bassett, Greenwood, Alex Scott|
|Midfielders||Jill Scott, Nobbs, Christiansen, Williams, Moore, Carney, Bright|
|Forwards||Taylor, Parris, White, Duggan, Kirby|
England boss Mark Sampson will probably use the game against Portugal to rotate some of his squad and there is a chance that Manchester City's Toni Duggan will start, having come on from the bench in the previous two games.
Jodie Taylor scored a hat-trick against Scotland and added another to her tally against Spain, so the Arsenal striker will be keen to play a part as she chases the Golden Boot accolade.
Millie Bright and Steph Houghton have formed a formidable partnership in the heart of defence, keeping two clean sheets, so they should continue to lead the backline.
Potential starting XI: Bardsley; Bronze, Stokes, Bright, Houghton; J. Scott, Moore, Nobbs, Kirby, Duggan; Taylor
BETTING & GAME ODDS
England are 2/9 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, while Portugal can be backed at 12/1 to triumph, with a draw available at 17/4.
Portugal need to win by three goals if they are to progress and the odds on them winning 3-0 are a hefty 250/1.
England have been one of the most impressive teams at the tournament so far, scoring eight goals in two games, including a 6-0 thrashing of rivals Scotland on the opening day.
Taylor has been in sensational form for the Lionesses, scoring four goals so far, while Chelsea defender Bright has struck up a fine understanding with team captain Houghton at the back.
The English will be well aware that anything other than a three-goal defeat will see them through to the quarter-finals, but they are unlikely to take their foot off the pedal.
Should they top Group D, France will be their opponents in the quarter-final, but they will play Austria if Spain manage to seal top spot.
Either way, Sampson will want his players hungry heading into the final group game and will be urging them to show him why they deserve to be in his team.