Belgium vs Portugal
Date: Saturday, 2 June 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Roi Baudouin, Bruxelles.
Stade Roi Baudouin will play host to the high-profile friendly on Saturday when European World Cup hopefuls Belgium take on each other hoping to grab the momentum ahead of the big stage event. The Red Devils head into the game as pretty clear favourites as Cristiano Ronaldo is likely going to skip the match after helping Real Madrid claiming the record third consecutive Champions League trophy seven days ago in Kyiv.
Portugal will still have reasons to hope for goals here with the likes of Bernardo Silva, Andre Silva, Joao Mario and Ricardo Quaresma all set to make the starting lineup here. Milan’s Andre Silva and West Ham’s Joao Mario were on target in Monday’s 2-2 draw against Tunisia. Can Bernardo Silva shine here after having a respectable campaign with Manchester City in the Premier League?
Belgium vs Portugal: Head-to-head
Teams have three wins apiece coming into their 11th head to head encounter here.
Both sides were on the scoreline in four of last six head to head affairs.
Portugal won last three ties against Belgium, but two of these three were played back in 2007.
Portugal clinched just one win in five matches on the Belgian soil over the course of history.
Belgium vs Portugal: Predictions
Fernando Santos’ defensive line revealed plenty of vulnerabilities in their most recent friendlies shipping as many as five goals in matches against the Netherlands and Tunisia. Knowing they will likely be without Cristiano Ronaldo here, we have to see the Belgians as clear favourites to pick up the victory on the day.
Roberto Martinez’s side has an immense attacking potential which was best proved in the qualifying campaign. The Red Devils bagged as many as 43 goals in 10 qualifiers and they will no doubts have plenty of space to deliver past the struggling defensive line of Portugal’s here. Belgium to net two or more goals is a must-take bet at 2.20 odds.
Belgium vs Portugal Betting Tips
- Belgium to win @ 1.95
- Belgium Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.20.