Saturday 2nd June 2018

Belgium v Portugal 19:45


We get a chance to see two of the big European fancies for the upcoming World Cup in action this Saturday as Belgium host Portugal.

Don’t forget Portugal are the current European Champions and if you fancy them to add ‘World Champions’ to their CV then you’ll be rewarded at 26.00 in the outright market.

Belgium are a slightly better 12.00 to lift the World Cup for the first time and with a whole host of star names in their squad they will surely attract a lot of support.

These sides have met only four times before and with Portugal having never lost to Belgium (3 wins, 1 draw) then the 4.33 on offer on them in the match betting market catches the eye, with the draw 3.10 and Belgium as short as 1.95.

If the FIFA rankings are anything to go by then there should be much in this – Belgium are currently ranked 3, with Portugal 4!

With both teams scoring in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads then the 2.00 on offer looks fair value, while a certain Mr Ronaldo has a good record when facing Belgium – he’s netted 3 times in the last 3 head-to-heads. The Real Madrid hitman is on offer at 5.50 (1st), or 2.60 (anytime).

Both sides also head into the game off decent runs – Belgium are unbeaten in their last 16 games, with Spain the last side to beat them back in 2016, while they’ve won 3 of their last 4 ‘to nil’. Portugal have a similar record too – having lost just one of their last 16.

As mentioned the 2.00 on offer on both sides scoring catches the eye but with 4 of Portugal’s last 5 games going OVER 2.5 GOALS, plus 6 of Belgium’s last 7 seeing 3+ goals scored then the 2.25 on OVER 2.5 GOALS looks a fair price here.




Saturday 2nd June 2018

Belgium v Portugal 19:45

– Played 4 times before, Portugal 3, Draw 1, Belgium 0
– Last met (Mar 2016), Portugal 2-1 Belgium
– Portugal have never lost to Belgium
– FIFA Rankings, Belgium 3, Portugal 4
– The last 3 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams scored in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads
– Ronaldo (Portugal) has scored 3 goals in the last 3 head-to-heads
– Portugal have lost just 1 of their last 16 games
– 4 of Portugal’s last 5 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– 6 of Belgium’s last 7 games went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– 4 of Belgium’s last 5 games went OVER 3.5 GOALS