Belgium v Portugal Prediction & Betting Tips – 2nd June 201830th May 2018 / lee
Belgium v Portugal International Friendly, 2nd June
Portugal played out a 2-2 draw against Tunisia on Monday as they opened their World Cup warm ups. The worrying thing for the reigning European champions is that they blew a 2-0 lead in the match and their defence looked awful at times. England fans should be tuning into this one as the Three Lions will be facing up to Belgium at the 2018 World Cup and the Red Devils are in some pretty handy form too.
Belgium v Portugal Odds*
Belgium 19/20, Draw 21/10, Portugal 10/3* (Betting Odds taken at 5:04 a.m. on May 28th, 2018)
Belgium v Portugal Betting Tips
This should be a good run out for the Red Devils ahead of the World Cup, as they take on reigning European champions Portugal. Belgium have won five of their last six games, drawing the other one so they are carrying some great form at the moment. After a successful World Cup 2018 qualification campaign, Belgium took back-to-back international friendly wins in March over Japan and Saudi Arabia. Looking ahead to the group stage action at Russia 2018, they will be battling with England for the top spot in Group G. Belgium will want to get their forward momentum going strongly in case things boil down to goal difference in the group stage. They are blessed with good attacking quality with the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku and Belgium have scored at least two goals in five of their last six fixtures. With Portugal’s defence looking a bit of a mess in their recent friendly against Tunisia, a Belgium 2-1 correct score option at bet365 is 8/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 5:04 a.m. on May 28th, 2018). Belgium dropped just two points in their World Cup 2018 qualification campaign and they haven’t lost a match since a 2-0 defeat in a friendly against Spain back in September of 2016. Their record since then is W11 D4 so they are not to be messed with.
There haven’t been a lot of meetings between Belgium and Portugal before with this just being the fifth fixture between them. Belgium have yet to actually record a win over the Portuguese, trailing 3-0 in the head-to-head with the one drawn fixture. The last time these two were together was in a 2016 international friendly, with Portugal winning 2-1. Both teams have scored in three of the four previous meetings and both teams score at bet365 is at even money* (Betting Odds taken at 5:04 a.m. on May 28th, 2018). Portugal blew a 2-0 lead against Tunisia on Monday, as their defence fell apart and ended up drawing 2-2. That is just one win in their last four games for the reigning European champions and they just look as if they have going to have a hard time making a huge impact at 2018 World Cup, where they will face Iberian rivals Spain in Group B. Portugal are without a clean sheet in their last four games and have shipped a total of five in their last two alone. So there are some worrying signs there for Portugal ahead of the summer’s World Cup. They may have trouble keeping a positive Belgium side quiet on the weekend.
Who will win – Belgium v Portugal Predictions
Belgium are rightly favourites to win this fixture against the reigning European Champions. Portugal looked pretty shaky against Tunisia and there has to be questions about how well their defence will stand up against a good Belgium attack. Belgium to win.
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!
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