Free European Cup Pick: Belgium vs. Portugal Preview
Looking for Belgium vs. Portugal free picks and a matchup preview? (2021) 2020 European Cup football betting sees Belgium taking on Portugal on Sunday, June 27th, at Estadio de la Cartuja, Sevilla. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all European Cup football matchups all tournament long so stay tuned. Keep checking back for more European Cup tips like this Belgium Portugal predictions blog post!
2020 European Cup Football Handicapping
Euro Round of 16: Belgium vs Portugal Preview
Date: Sunday, June 27th
Time: 15:00PM ET
Venue: Estadio de la Cartuja, Sevilla
EURO 2020 Moneyline Odds: +145/+225/+200
EURO 2020 Spread Betting Odds: Portugal +0.25
EURO 2020 Betting Total: 2.25
Belgium did their duty in the last match of the group stage when they beat Finland and easily sat at the top of their group. They will now have a pretty tough task in their hands though, as they will clash against Portugal in the round of 16.
Portugal fought hard in the match against France and remained alive thanks to two goals by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Belgium heavily rotated their squad in the match against Finland, with only Lukaku and Courtois starting, and de Bruyne who made his first start of the tournament.
Despite the rotation, Belgium dominated that match and won by an easy 2-0.
They have now won all three matches in the EUROs, keeping two clean sheets and scoring two or more goals in all three. However, their defense has not been what it used to, keeping just 5 clean sheets in their last 14 competitive matches in all competitions. Even so, they have only lost to England in that span.
Belgium are now up against a very dangerous Portugal side, who are lethal on the attack and can certainly hurt Belgium’s defense. But Belgium’s big weapon is their offense, and they too can cause a lot of problems to a Portuguese side that conceded 6 goals against France and Germany.
Portugal are coming off a 2-2 draw against France, in a match where they took the lead, as Cristiano Ronaldo scored a penalty kick at the 31st minute.
France pulled even with their own penalty kick at the end of the first match, and then they took the lead at the 47th minute.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored another penalty kick at the 60th minute, as the two teams settled for a 2-2 draw. Portugal scored two or more goals in all three group stage matches, but conceded multiple goals on two occasions.
Portugal must make use of their fast attack in this match, trying to hit Belgium where it hurts, the defense. Belgium have a rather slow defense compared to what Portugal have in the attack, and that will create some interesting scenarios.
Belgium vs. Portugal Prediction:
Portugal are supposed to be a defensive-minded team, according to what coach Santos has been doing all thee years. But we didn’t actually see that so far, and this match against Belgium looks like it will have goals.
The Over 2.25 Goals is surely something to consider here, while the Both Teams to Score is also a great option at solid, but lower, odds.
Siding with the Over 2.25 Goals here.
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