UEFA Euro 2020 odds, picks, predictions: European soccer expert reveals best bets for Portugal vs. Belgium
The 2020 UEFA European Championships have reached the Round of 16 and one of the more intriguing matchups for the opening round of the knockout stage will take place in Seville, Spain on Sunday. Belgium has won 13 consecutive matches through the Euro 2020 qualifying process and the group stage and the Red Devils will now take on Euro 2016 champions Portugal. Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET at Estadio de La Caruja and the winner will take on either Italy or Austria in the quarterfinals.
The Red Devils are the +145 favorites in the latest Belgium vs. Portugal odds from William Hill Sportsbook. The latest Euro 2020 odds list Portugal to win at +210 to win and a draw also at +210, while the over-under for total goals is set at 2.5. Before locking in any Portugal vs. Belgium picks, check out the Euro 2020 predictions and best bets from SportsLine’s Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated almost $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. He’s having a great Euro 2020 as well, with his picks generating more than $800 in profit for $100 bettors through the group stage. Green has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at Belgium vs. Portugal at Euro 2020 and locked in his best bets. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Portugal vs. Belgium:
Belgium vs. Portugal spread: Belgium -0.5 (+140)Belgium vs. Portugal over-under: 2.5 goals (under -135, over +105)Belgium vs. Portugal money line: Belgium +145, Portugal +210, Draw +210BEL: The Belgians haven’t lost a match (13-0) during Euro 2020 qualifying or in the group stage POR: Cristiano Ronaldo leads all scorers in Euro 2020 with five goalsWhy you should back Belgium
The Red Devils have found a formula that works under Belgium manager and CBS Sports soccer analyst Roberto Martinez. The Spaniard was hired to lead the Belgians after a quarterfinal exit in Euro 2016 and his possession-oriented 3-4-3 has led them to a lot of success. Under Martinez, Belgium finished third in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and then vaulted to No. 1 in the world rankings with an incredible run through Euro 2020 qualifying.
Belgium went a perfect 10-0 to win its group, outscoring opponents 40-3 in the process. During the group stage, Belgium kept the momentum going by taking all nine points with wins over Russia, Denmark and Finland. With Kevin De Bruyne’s creativity in the midfield and Romelu Lukaku playing the best football of his career up top, the Belgians have earned their status as the top team in the world and they’ll pose problems for a Portuguese defense that gave up six goals to Germany and France.
Why you should back Portugal
Portugal won Euro 2016 but entered Euro 2020 ranked fifth in the FIFA World Rankings after finishing second behind Ukraine in Group B qualifying. That second-place finish led to them drawing into this year’s “Group of Death” with Germany and France. And after opening up with a convincing 3-0 win over Hungary (the only team in the group to defeat Hungary), Portugal slipped up in a 4-2 loss to Germany.
However, Portugal rebounded to earn a 2-2 draw against France, the 2018 FIFA World Cup champions. Ronaldo has already scored five times in this tournament and is the leading scorer in the history of the European Championships. Portugal looked evenly matched with the world champions after Les Bleus had beaten Germany and drawn against Hungary. With Ronaldo still in top form at 36, Portugal’s attack makes them a threat against any team in world football.
How to make Belgium vs. Portugal Euro 2020 picks
Green has analyzed Belgium vs. Portugal from every possible angle. He going over on the goal total (2.5), and he has locked in two other best bets. He’s only sharing those picks on SportsLine.
So who wins Belgium vs. Portugal in Sunday’s Euro 2020 matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Portugal vs. Belgium, all from the European soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.