Belgium are gearing up for a clash against Portugal at Estadio de La Cartuja this coming Sunday in what is a match in the 1/8 finals of the European Championship.
Belgium arrive at the Euro 2020 placed 1 in the FIFA world ranking, thus indicating a close match against Portugal who look at the Euro 2020 from number 5 in the FIFA world ranking.
Belgium came into the tournament highly favored to top their group and they have not let anyone down so far with convincing performances.
Portugal faced a heart-attack causing last round in the group matches looking to finish in all four positions in the group at one point! In the end they pulled through, thus keeping the dream alive of defending the title from Euro 2016.
Belgium vs Portugal stats and analysis
Belgium keep going with whopping stats in their previous 10 internationals. Belgium averaged 3.9 goals per game, scoring 39 times and conceded a meagre 3 goals. That makes an average of 0.3 per game, as they pulled off a clean sheet in 7 of the matches.
Portugal entered the Euro 2020 competition in decent goal scoring form and have kept it up. Portugal scored a fairly normal 29 times in the last 10 internationals, creating an average of 2.9 goals per game. They held on for a clean sheet in 4 of these matches, conceding 12 goals which averages 1.2 per game.
Belgium have been untouchable at the Euro 2020 brushing all resistance aside on their way to 3 wins in the group stages. Having been utterly dominant in the group stages, Belgium are big favorites to make it to the quarterfinals.
Portugal had to rely on a 3rd place in the group of death to secure a place in the second round. When they won the title back in 2016 they were even less convincing in the group and look what that brought them.
Stats and facts for Belgium and Portugal.
- Belgium has won the last 13 matches in a row;
- Belgium has won the last 7 matches in a row at home;
- Belgium has won in the last 16 of 17 matches;
- Belgium has won in the last 10 of 11 matches at home.
- Portugal has won in the last 6 of 7 matches when playing away;
- Portugal scored in the last 23 of 25 matches;
- Portugal scored the last 14 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Portugal's last 8 of 10 matches.
Lineup Belgium vs Portugal
Form Belgium vs Portugal
Belgium looking formidable.
Belgium look to have found a rich vein of form right now with yet another win. In their 3 latest outings, Belgium hammered Russia in a 3-0 win and went on to a 2-1 win against Denmark. Their latest game produced a 2-0 win against Finland.
Portugal continue to collect points.
Portugal will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their 3 latest outings, Portugal finished off Hungary in a 3-0 win and went on to a 4-2 defeat against Germany. Their latest game produced a 2-2 draw with France.
Belgium v Portugal Fixture History
The last time Belgium squared up against each other Portugal, the match ended up being a drab 0-0 borefest. Belgium go into their upcoming match against Portugal with a 3-2-0 record in recent meetings.
Full Time Betting
The bookmakers have the two sides more or less evenly matched in the betting market. Betting on Belgium will pay out at 2.45, as bookies predict Belgium are in with a 41% chance of beating Portugal. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.10 on offer, while an away win for Portugal pays out at 2.90.
Belgium will look to Romelu Lukaku to once again add some much needed goals to the scenario. He has been their most profilic marksman with 4 goals in their previous 6 internationals.
With Cristiano Ronaldo on 7 goals in the last 6 internationals for he has delivered the goods for Portugal, who will be hoping he can add to to his total.