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Belgium vs Portugal Predictions & Tips - Ronaldo ready for more against Belgium

  • Belgium vs Portugal predictions for Sunday's EURO 2020 encounter
  • The Round of 16 clash is being played at 9pm SAST
  • Portugal have drawn 8 of their last 11 games at the European Championship
  • Ronaldo has scored 6 goals in his last 4 international appearances
  • I'm tipping a draw in this clash
  • Betting tips, predictions and team news for Belgium vs Portugal
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Ronaldo has scored 3 goals in his last 2 matches against Belgium (Getty)

Belgium vs Portugal Predictions

Portugal have become draw specialists at the European Championship. That should continue at EURO 2020, with Ronaldo backed to keep scoring when they clash with Belgium on Sunday night. 

  • Belgium are undefeated in 25 of their last 26 matches (all competitions).
  • Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku has scored 8 goals in his last 8 international matches (all competitions).
  • Portugal have won 3 of their last 4 matches against Belgium (all competitions).
  • Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 3 goals in his last 2 matches against Belgium (all competitions).
  • Portugal are undefeated in 29 of their last 32 matches (all competitions).
  • Portugal have drawn 8 of their last 11 matches (European Championship).
  • Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 6 goals in his last 4 international matches (all competitions).

Head to Head

Portugal have a 6-5 advantage against Belgium with 7 draws in 18 matches.

Belgium Form

Belgium are undefeated in 25 of their last 26 matches. They have won 10 of their last 12 including all three at Euro 2020.

The Red Devils beat Russia 3-0 with Romelu Lukaku scoring twice and Thomas Meunier on target. Belgium had 66% possession and 4-1 shots on target in Saint Petersburg.

Roberto Martínez’s side came from behind to win 2-1 against Denmark in Copenhagen. Kevin De Bruyne came off the bench at half time, assisting Thorgan Hazard for the equaliser and scoring the winner in the 79th minute.

Belgium then made light work of Finland, winning 2-0 in Saint Petersburg. They went ahead through an own goal in the 74th minute with Lukaku scoring his eighth goal in his last eight internationals to put it beyond doubt.

Belgium Squad & Team News

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Vermaelen, Dedryck Boyata, Jan Vertonghen, Thomas Meunier, Jason Denayer, Leander Dendoncker, Timothy Castagne
Midfielders: Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne (vice-captain), Youri Tielemans, Yannick Carrasco, Thorgan Hazard, Hans Vanaken, Nacer Chadli, Dennis Praet
Forwards: Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard (captain), Dries Mertens, Christian Benteke, Michy Batshuayi, Leandro Trossard, Jérémy Doku

Timothy Castagne was injured against Russia and likely to miss the rest of the tournament.

Roberto Martinez is likely to bring Youri Tielemans back into midfield here.

Romelu Lukaku has scored 63 goals in 96 internationals.

Portugal Form

Portugal are undefeated in 29 of their last 32 matches. They played two friendlies to prepare for Euro 2020, a 0-0 draw against Spain followed by a 4-0 win against Israel.

Fernando Santos’ side started Euro 2020 with a 3-0 win against Hungary. Raphael Guerreiro opened the scoring in the 84th minute with Ronaldo scoring twice.

The Seleção suffered a 4-2 defeat against Germany in their second game. Ronaldo opened the scoring but they found themselves 4-1 down in the 60th minute, Diogo Jota getting one back and Renato Sanches hitting the post.

Portugal got back on track with a 2-2 draw against France. Ronaldo scored two penalties in an even game in Budapest.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored six goals in his last four internationals and leads the way at Euro 2020 with five goals.

Portugal Squad & Team News

Goalkeepers: Rui Patrício, Anthony Lopes, Rui Silva
Defenders: Nélson Semedo, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Raphaël Guerreiro, José Fonte, Diogo Dalot, Nuno Mendes
Midfielders: João Moutinho, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Danilo Pereira, William Carvalho, Rafa Silva, Renato Sanches, Rúben Neves, Pedro Gonçalves, Sérgio Oliveira, João Palhinha
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo (captain), André Silva, Gonçalo Guedes, Diogo Jota, João Félix

Right back Nélson Semedo and holding midfielder Danilo Pereira picked up knocks against France but are expected to start.

Renato Sanches and João Moutinho should continue in the starting side with Bruno Fernandes coming off the bench.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 109 goals in 178 appearances for Portugal. He finally equalled Ali Daei as the top international goalscorer of all time.

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This is expected to be a fine match, with extra time tipped. Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo is in outstanding form and is backed in the goalscorer market.

Value Bets: Draw Full Time Result @3.40 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bets: Ronaldo Anytime Goalscorer @2.62 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Ronaldo First Goalscorer @5.50 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: 2-2 Draw Correct Score @17.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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