Belgium will take on Portugal in the Round of 16 match of the UEFA Euro 2020 on 27th June/ 28th June (IST), at the Estadio de La Cartuja. Belgium qualified for the knockout stage with ease after winning all three of their Group B games, while Portugal finished third in Group F behind France and Germany.
Belgium vs Portugal Team Preview
Belgium has lived up to expectations thus far at the European Championship, winning 3-0 against Russia to kick off their campaign before defeating Denmark 2-1 to go to the knockout rounds. The Red Devils defeated Finland 2-0 in their last Group B match to top the group.
Martinez’s team has gone undefeated in their previous 12 games and will be confident of fighting for the title, regardless of the fact that the winner of this match will almost surely play a dangerous Italy side in the quarter-finals.
With a 3-0 win over Hungary, Portugal, who were placed in the Group of Death alongside France and Germany, got off to a good start. However, a 4-2 defeat to Germany in the second game raised some eyebrows. The current European Champions, however, were able to advance to the knockout rounds after a thrilling 2-2 draw against the world champions in the last Group F match.
If Portugal wants to reach another final, they will have to go the hard way, with Italy, France, and Spain all being probable opponents in the later stages, and it will be intriguing to see how they perform in this encounter.
BEL vs POR: Head to Head
Belgium and Portugal have faced each other on 18 occasions with Portugal having a narrow edge winning six games to Belgium’s five wins. Both the teams last encountered in 2018, with the match ending in a goalless draw.
Match Name: Belgium vs Portugal
Date: 27th June/ 28th June (India)
Timings: 8:30 pm BST/ 12:30 am IST
Venue: Estadio de La Cartuja
Squads to choose from
Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Vermaelen, Thomas Meunier, Jason Denayer, Dedryck Boyata, Leander Dendoncker, Timothy Castagne, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Nacer Chadli, Yannick Carrasco, Youri Tielemans, Thorgan Hazard, Dennis Praet, Hans Vanaken, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke, Michy Batshuayi, Jeremy Doku, Leandro Trossard
Anthony Lopes, Rui Patricio, Rui Silva, Diogo Dalot, Nelson Semedo, Jose Fonte, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro, Danilo Pereira, Joao Moutinho, Renato Sanches, Sergio Oliveira, Joao Palhinha, Ruben Neves, Bruno Fernandes, William Carvalho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Pedro Goncalves, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Goncalo Guedes, Joao Felix, Rafa Silva
BEL VS POR: Probable Playing XI
Thibaut Courtois; Jan Vertonghen, Jason Denayer, Toby Alerweireld; Thorgan Hazard, Axel Witsel, Kevin de Bruyne, Thomas Meunier; Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Yannick Carrasco
Rui Patricio; Raphael Guerreiro, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Nelson Semedo; Renato Sanches, Danilo, Bruno Fernandes; Andre Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva
Belgium: Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne, Thomas Meunier
Portugal: Christiano Ronaldo, Diago Jota, Raphael Guerreiro
Thibaut Curtois, Thomas Meunier, Raphael Guerreiro, Dedryck Boyata, Nelson Semedo, Kevin De Bruyne, Thorgan Hazard, Danilo Pereira, Christiano Ronaldo (VC), Romelu Lukaku (C), Diago Jota
Belgium are expected to win this contest considering their strong and solid squad. Their recent performances and form give them an edge over Portugal.
The aforementioned BEL vs POR Euro 2020 Dream 11 Prediction, BEL vs POR Euro 2020 Final Prediction, BEL vs POR Euro 2020 Top Picks are based on our in-house analysis. However, this does not guarantee a positive result.