Portugal vs Belgium Football Predictions and Betting Odds
It is a clash of two footballing giants in the Round of 16 as Group B topper and FIFA No. 1 ranked team Belgium takes on the current European champions Portugal who got to this round as one of the best third placed teams of the tournament.
Cristiano Ronaldo took his tally to five goals in UEFA EURO 2020 with two penalties in Portugal’s 2-2 draw against world champions France while Belgium made three wins from three games as they got the better of Finland in St Petersburg, a 2-0 goals success confirming them as Group B winners and setting their course for round of 16
In 3 games so far, Belgium has scored 7 Goals while Portugal has also scored 7 Goals. However on defence, Belgium has conceded just 1 Goal while Portugal has conceded 6 Goals.
Portugal vs Belgium Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Predicted Winner
|FCTables||Win Probability: 39%||Win Probability: 29%||Belgium|
|Footballpredictions.com||Predicted Goals: 2||Predicted Goals: 1||Belgium|
|Oddschecker||Odds: 7/5||Odds: 21/10||Belgium|
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Portugal vs Belgium Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Probable Line Up
Belgium – Courtois, Denayer, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, De Bruyne, Tielemans, Carrasco, Meunier, Mertens, Hazard, Lukaku
Portugal – Patricio, Semedo, Pepe, Dias, Guerreiro, Pereira, Sanches, Bruno Farnandes, Silva, Jota, Ronaldo.
Portugal vs Belgium Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Defensive and Offensive Stats
Belgium attack has been brilliant throughout the group stages with the likes of Lukaku who had scored 3 goals so far in the tournament. In the last match against Finland he had an expected goal ratio of 0.55 and expected goals on target ratio of 0.64. He was also rated 7.9 which was up from 6.4 he got against Denmark.
Return of Hazard had made the attack more lethal. He played against Denmark and had 87% pass accuracy rate, 0.56 of expected goal ratio and 0.32 of goals on target ratio. He also had 0.17 of expected assist ratio. His rating was 8.0.
Cristiano Ronaldo has led the Portugal attack. So far, he has scored 5 goals which includes 2 against Hungary, 1 against Germany and 2 on penalties against France in the last match. He had been the man of the match in two occasions out of the three matches. Against France he had an expected goal ratio of 1.75, expected goals on target ratio of 2.15 and shots on target accuracy of 60%. He was rated 8.7.
Belgium midfield has one of talented players in world football right now, Kevin De Bruyne. Out of three matches he had been player of the match on two occasions. He didn’t play against Russia due to injury issues. But both against Denmark and Finland he had been simply outstanding. In the last match against Finland he had an expected assist ratio of 0.89 and pass accuracy rate was 86% he also created the most chances ie 8 and also won the most duels which was again 8, his rating was 8.8.
Portugal midfield has Pereira and Mountinho. Against France Pereira had a pass accuracy of 96% with an expected goal ratio of 0.34 and expected goals on target ratio of 0.37. He also won 6 duels with a rating of 7.4.
Mountinho has not been that great against France as his rating was just 6.6 with an expected ratio assist of 0.19 and pass accuracy rate of 96%.
Belgium defense has Alderweireld who did not play against Finland but was fantastic against Denmark in which he had a pass accuracy of 87%, with 4 duels won and 3 clearances. His rating was 7.1. He also was brilliant against Russia with a rating of 7.2. He had most accurate passes in the match which was 100, and a total of 117 touches.
He had a good support from Vertonghen who too did not play against Finland. Against Denmark he led the side to a victory with 89% pass accuracy, 6 clearances and 5 headed clearances. His rating was 7.2 and against Russia he was rated 7.6 with 90% pass accuracy rate, 6 duels won and a total of 109 touches.
Portugal defense was sloppy against both Germany and France. After scoring own goals both Semedo and Guerreiro had made a little comeback against France with ratings of 6.2 and 6.8 respectively which was up from 4.3 each against Germany. But their real strengths were shown in the match against Hungary.
Guerreiro scored a goal with 91% pass accuracy rate, won 4 duels and 100% tackle success rate with 4 attempted and 4 succeeded, his rating was 8.4.
Semedo had an expected assist ratio of 0.33 with 90% pass accuracy and had won 13 duels, he also had 7 tackles attempted and succeeded on 4, his rating was 8.5.
Portugal vs Belgium Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Recent form
Belgium had topped the Group B after winning all the three matches. Recently they defeated Finland by 0-2 goals. Before that they defeated Denmark by 1-2 and Russia with a margin of 3-0 goals. They acquired a total 9 points by scoring 7 goals so far and conceding one goal.
Portugal qualified as one of the best third place teams as they were placed in Group F. In this tournament, they have one win, 1 loss and draw. Their win came against Hungary by 3-0 goal margin while they lost against Germany by 2-4 goals.
In last match they played 2-2 goals draw against France. They bagged 4 points and scored 7 goals and conceded 6 goals.
Portugal vs Belgium Football Predictions and Betting Odds: Head-to-head
In overall head-to-head clash between Portugal and Belgium, Portugal has slight edge over Belgium. The two teams have played 18 matches against each. Portugal has had 6 victories while Belgium has won 5. 7 matches between the two teams ended in a draw.
In Euro Cup they played against each other twice. Portugal has 1 won game while 1 game between the two teams ended in a draw.