The prediction of Belgium and Portugal comes before the match of the eighth-finals round of the EURO 2020. This game will be played on June 27th at Estadio de La Cartuja, Spain. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Belgium vs Portugal Match Preview and Team News
Defending champions Portugal are still in contention for the Euro 2020 title after a bumpy ride in Group F. They are set to take on tournament favorites Belgium in the round of 16, hoping they can make it smoother going forward. As for Belgium, the only time they faced severe opposition was when forced to rally from a goal down to beat Denmark 2-1 in their second group game. When really tested, the attack did the job for Belgium, who even had to nurse Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne to fitness as well as incorporating Axel Witsel, who has been out of action for a better part of the season with an injury. Belgium goes to this game unbeaten in 12 matches but defensively leaves concerns after conceding in half of their last ten matches. There’s, however, no taking anything from their attack, having scored in each of their previous 33 games. Youri Tielemans is a modest player who works a lot on the field, plays without mistakes, all praise for him. Romelu Lukaku is a real goal machine, a fantastic season is behind him, and he is doing great in the penalty area.
The last time Portugal faced Belgium in competitive action was back in 2007, then in the European Championship qualification. Portugal won that game 2-1, making it a third straight win over Belgium. Portugal is unbeaten in five matches against Belgium, with three ending in draws. Portugal didn’t have the best showing at the group stages, with their defense badly exposed. They conceded six goals in the last two group matches, after opening with a 3-0 win over Hungary. Their weaknesses in defense are so pronounced but are well covered for by a sharp attack, headlined by Juventus man Cristiano Ronaldo and supported by Diogo Jota, among others. In their group matches, Ronaldo scored five goals in three games, and Portugal has scored two or more goals in the last four, with both sides scoring in their previous two matches. Danilo Pereira is an excellent player, very useful for the team, all praise for him. Cristiano Ronaldo is the biggest star of the national team, he is a football machine, and it is a real pleasure to watch this man.
Belgium vs Portugal Predicted Lineups
Belgium: Courtois, Vermaelen, Boyata, Vertonghen, Thorgan Hazard, Witsel, Tielemans, Muenier, Eden Hazard, De Bruyne, Lukaku.
Portugal: Patricio, Guerreiro, Dias, Pepe, Semedo, Danilo, Sanches, Moutinho, Jota, Ronaldo, Silva.
Belgium vs Portugal Betting Tips and Predictions
This match can go either way, but Belgium is in a better momentum, and they could celebrate a victory.
The prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.
Belgium to win @2.55
Over 2.5 FT @2.10
Correct score 2:1 @11.00