Belgium Vs. Portugal match preview
Another most anticipated match will see Belgium and Portugal face off in the Euro 2020 round of 16 at Estadio de la Cartuja on Sunday night.
The Red Devils have shown the reason and commitment of racing for the campaign with a perfect performance in the group stages. Belgium won the opener match with a 3-0 against Russia and didn’t stop there; they went ahead, beat Denmark and Finland; 2-1 and 2-0 respectively.
Their top striker Romelu Lukaku is in fine form bagging three goals, placing his side 9 points on the top of the group table standing.
The Navigators are four points in the third position, a tie with Germany with goal difference, a point behind the leaders France.
Portugal started strongly with a 3-0 win against Hungary only to warble on the way with a draw against France and suffered a 4-2 defeat over Germany.
Cristiano Ronaldo has so far scored four goals with an assist after the three group stages matches, now they face a tougher contestant.
- Belgium have won eight times and drawn in the last ten matches in all competitions this season.
- The Red Devils have registered five clean sheets in their last ten matches in all competitions this season.
- Portugal has registered four clean sheets in the last ten matches in all competitions this season.
- The Navigators have won five, drawn thrice, and suffered two defeats in the last ten matches in all competitions this season.
- Robert Martinez’s men have at least registered more than two goals, five in the last ten matches in all competitions this season.
- Fernando Santos’ side have registered three away wins in the last five matches in all competitions this season.
Belgium Vs. Portugal Head to Head
These teams have met four times, twice in Euro 2007 Qualification and twice in International Friendly Games. Portugal have managed to defeat Belgium thrice while sharing spoils in the previous match that ended in a barren draw.
Belgium Team News
Kevin De Bruyne is likely to be joined by Axel Wiltsel in midfield for he seems fully fit for the clash.
Portugal Team News
Renato Sanches performed very well against France and is likely to retain his position despite the presence of William Carvalho in pursuance.
The Navigators may miss the services of Nelson Semedo who came off with injury against France.
Diogo Dalot may feature in the Sunday clash for Ricardo Pereira not perfectly fit and besides Joao Cancelo was forced out before the tournament with Covid-19.
Belgium Vs. Portugal Prediction
Portugal secured a spot to round of 16 with a 2-2 draw against France adding to total tally points four in the second position with Germany. Belgium won in all three matches of group stages, Romelu Lukaku scoring thrice.
Ronaldo and Lukaku seem to battle in for Golden boots with the Portuguese leading with two goals. The Red Devils have not beaten the Navigators in the last four matches.
Goals – Under 2.5
Both teams have been producing less than three goals occasionally in various competitions and we expect under 2.5 Markets as predicted by our pundit.
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