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Belgium v Portugal -Stats and Preview- 27-6-21Can Belgium’s aging defence stop Ronaldo and co?

Match: Belgium v Portugal

Competition: Euro 2021

Date: 27/6/21

Kick-off time: 8pm

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 5 matches – 

02/06/18 Belgium 0 – 0 Portugal

29/03/16 Portugal 2 – 1 Belgium

02/06/07 Belgium 1 – 2 Portugal

24/03/07 Portugal 4 – 0 Belgium

22/02/00 Belgium 1 – 1 Portugal

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 83.5%
Over 3.5 goals 33%
BTTS - Yes 33%

Belgium team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 67%

Portugal team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 100%

Corner betting stats

Belgium corner stats

Average corners for: 3

Average corners against: 2

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 25%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

Portugal corner stats

Average corners for: 4

Average corners against: 3

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 25%
Over 10.5 corners 0%
Over 11.5 corners 0%

Card betting stats

Belgium Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 0.5

Yellows against: 3

Top cards:

T Hazard -1 

Portugal Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 0.5

Yellows against: 3

Top cards:

R Dias – 1

Injuries

Belgium injuries & suspensions

Out: T Castagne

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Portugal injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: N Mendes

Suspended: None

Belgium v Portugal Match Preview & Trends

The first real test for Belgium as Portugal await

Seville is the setting for this last 16 clash between Belgium and Portugal. After breezing through group B in a scintillating fashion, Belgium now faces their toughest test of the tournament. Their aging defense has not yet come up against an attacking force such as Portugal who possess some of the world’s finest attacking talent. With the winners of this tie set to face the victor of the Italy vs Austria match in the quarter-finals in Munich, it should be a fascinating contest between two quality footballing sides.

Romelu Lukaku has proven a handful so far and will be a huge threat to Ruben Dias and Pepe at the back for Portugal. With Kevin De Bruyne now back firing after his facial injury, the Belgians are looking formidable once more. Cristiano Ronaldo is breaking goalscoring records in each game and will hope to lead his side into the quarter-finals again. It promises to be a potential feast of goals with both teams not shy of finding the net.

Belgium covered 329.5km in the group stages and have maintained a passing accuracy of 89% and averaging 58% possession. The Belgians have made 133 passes into the attacking third with 70 of those in key areas. They have completed 2/29 crosses, which left them at 7%. In comparison, Portugal has covered 209.1km in the first three games, maintaining a passing accuracy of 89% and averaged 53% possession. The Portuguese made 133 passes into the attacking third with 64 of those in key areas. They completed 12/52 crosses, which left them at 23%.

Key trends

There are 20 years between the youngest member of the Portugal squad (Nuno Mendes, 18) and the oldest (Pepe, 38).

Both Portugal and Belgium has 3 wins each against each other, there has been 5 drawn games between the two nations

Only Germany and Belgium had better discipline than Portugal in the qualifying rounds.

Referee data

Ref: TBC

Felix Brych (Germany)

Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)

Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)

Orel Grinfeeld (Israel)

Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)

Sergei Karasev (Russia)

Istvan Kovacs (Romania)

Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)

Michael Oliver (England)

Daniele Orsato (Italy)

Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (Portugal)

Daniel Siebert (Germany)

Anthony Taylor (England)

Clément Turpin (France)

Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)