Belgium vs. Portugal Tip & Quotas, 27.06.2021 – 21:00
The Belgian national football team will meet Portugal at the Olimpico de la Cartuja in Seville, Spain, on Sunday evening, 27 June 2021 at 9 p.m. The Red Devils beat newcomer Finland last Monday, finishing first with three wins from three group games. The reigning European champion did the same as five years ago in winning the title in France and made one lap as group third with four points. After all, there was a victory in this final round in the preliminary round. At that time, the Selecao separated three times with a difference. On Wednesday this week, the southern Europeans played their last group match against France and scored a point against the world champion.
(Status of EM 2021 odds: 24.06.2021, 17:21 o’clock)
The national team of Roberto Martinez started dominantly and with a lot of possession. The Finns hardly got to the ball in the early stages. Lukaku had the first shot after just over a quarter of an hour (16th). The Uhus acted with a five-chain and the Belgians could hardly prevail in the last third. Coach Martinez changed his starting line-up to eight positions, which Lukaku then gave him the next opportunity per head (37.). Five minutes later, Doku failed at the Finnish finalist Hradecky (42nd). In the second period, the underdog almost scored a shot through Pukki, but was blocked (46th). Belgium was still the better eleven in St. Petersburg, but not necessarily enough, as with the opportunities offered by Hazard (53rd, 58th). On the other hand, the newcomer to the European Championships scored his first goal through Kamara after more than an hour (62nd). Much did not necessarily indicate a goal after that, but a self-scoring goal by Hradecky brought the favourite 1-0 to the front (74th). The spell was broken and Lukaku scored 2-0 for the favourite less than ten minutes later (81st). Finland had the second goal by Lod two minutes earlier, which sailed across the box. It stayed at 2-0 for the Red Devils.
The Martinez team goes into the quarter-finals with a white vest after the three group victories against Russia (3:0), Denmark (2:1) and Finland (2:0). The Golden Generation thus lived up to its reputation in the preliminary round. But even at THE EURO 2016 in France, the Red Devils were one of the favourites for the title and then surprisingly failed Wales in the quarter-finals. At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, on the other hand, it went into the semi-finals against the later winner from France (0-2). In the match for third place there was bronze against England (2:0).
Belgium is the most accurate team in the European Championship after Holland and together with Portugal and Italy. Of the seven goals, Romelu Lukaku scored three, as well as Kevin De Bruyne, Thorgan Hazard and Thomas Meunier.
The tournament was held for right-wing defender Timothy Castagne of Leicester City. The rest of the squad is ready for action against Portugal.
Latest matches from Belgium
Belgium: 4 victories – 1 draw – 0 defeats
The southern Europeans and France began to wait and see. Renato Sanches (4th) and Cristiano Ronaldo (6th) achieved the first harmless degrees for the European Champion. The world champion had the first opportunity to score 1-0 after a good quarter of an hour through Mbappe. A foul by France-Keper Lloris against Danilo Pereira in the penalty area put the Selecao in the lead after a converted penalty of CR7 with 1:0 (30th). Shortly before the break, the Tricolore team was awarded a penalty, which was very controversial – 1:1 Benzema (45th +2). In the second 45 minutes it rang very quickly in the box of the Portuguese, again it was Karim Benzema who set 2:1 for France (48th). However, the world champion did not cheer for a long time because Ronaldo also turned his second, but justified penalty into a 2-2 after a handball. A powerful parade by Rui Patricio, who directed a shot from Pogba to the post and thus prevented the French from being led again (68th). The Keeper also kept Griezmann’s supplement sensational. In the final phase, both teams were satisfied with the draw.
The Santos team was unable to follow suit after the 3-0 opening win against Hungary and was defeated by Germany in the second group game with 2-4, before finally losing a point to the world champion. Again, it was one of the fourth best group runs for the next round. This brings back memories of the 2016 title win in France when they moved into the European Championship eighth final with three points. At that time, only the semi-finals against Wales were won after 90 minutes (2:0). Otherwise, the Selecao always needed at least the extra time in the knockout round, as in the final match against the host (1:0).
Cristiano Ronaldo set another record. The Juventus Turin scorers have scored 109 international goals and matched record holder Ali Daei (Iran). CR7 is already the EURO’s best five-bed cutter, but three goals per penalty have been scored. The Dortmund club Rapahel Guerreiro and Diogo Jota from FC Liverpool each entered the goalscoring list once.
The European Champion and National League winner has no complaints about injured or blocked players and can travel to Seville with good courage.
Latest matches from Portugal
Portugal: 2 wins – 2 draws – 1 defeat
2 wins Belgium – 3 draws – 3 wins Portugal
Belgium is favoured by Portugal in the quarter-finals in Seville. The Red Devils played a strong preliminary round with a full nine points from three group games and also made a better impression than the reigning European champion. However, the Selecao should never be underestimated. At the final round of the European Championships in France five years ago, the Portuguese acted similarly and won the title. The 2-2 against World Champion France on Wednesday also showed how much quality there is in the ranks of Santos men.
In any case, both national teams have what it takes to enter the quarter-finals of the European Championships. We predict that the journey for Portugal will end and the Belgian Golden Generation will win in a goal-rich encounter. Extra time and penalty shootouts are not unlikely. The best choice for this EM tip forecast are in our opinion the goal bets on the market „Both teams hit? YES“. The odds offered here for this sports betting tip range around 1.80.
Betting tip Bundesliga trend: both teams meet? Yes
Bet rate at Bet365*: 1.83 (odds: 24.06.2021, 17:21 o’clock)
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