Euro 2016 warm-up betting tips and predictions for Portugal vs Belgium in Tuesday night’s international friendly as the teams prepare for Euro 2016.
What a game this could be, two of the teams qualified for the European Championships this summer go head to head in this friendly on Tuesday night with kick off scheduled for 19:45, our football tipster has three bets in his preview.
Portugal will be the home side in this tie and they are coming into the game after a very poor defeat to Bulgaria, they were the coupon buster. Ronaldo as always is pretty much carrying all the responsibility for his country and no doubt he will be relied upon again. Portugal do not have a good home recording friendlies, with only winning one tie from seven dating back to 2013. With Ronald missing a penalty and then the open goal rebound he will want to make up for that.
Belgium have been an upcoming team of talent for the last couple of years now but have a tough Euro 2016 Group E with Italy, Sweden and Republic of Ireland, they boast the likes of Hazard, Lukaku, Courtois and many more. They are a team that will be taken seriously and in my opinion stand a very good chance in the summer. They only have lost one in 14 games now in all games, and have won four of the last five away from home. This game is certainly set up to be a good one.
Picking out three betting tips for this game will be difficult as it could go either way but I will do my best to ensure I deliver you guys some more winners. The main difficulty is picking out players as anyone can be played in these friendlies as managers try some last minute tactics before the big competition.
Although Portugal have struggled to score at home recently, I think Ronlado especially will want a goal considering the result on Friday, we all know how talented he is and he is capable of scoring in any game. In terms of Belgium, they have more than enough talent to grab a goal and I think that is certainly possible here. My first Portugal vs Belgium prediction is for both teams to score. The best odds for BTTS in Portugal vs Belgium are 21/20 at William Hill (worse odds 10/11).
If he starts, Romelu Lukaku will almost certainly score, and as I have mentioned I feel that Ronald will also bag a goal. The issue with this is the thought that Benteke might get the nod up top for Belgium to see what he can do, although Lukaku’s form in the league would make you think he should start, especially compared to Benteke. For my second Portugal vs Belgium prediction I’m going to Sky Bet’s market of players to score and picking Cristiano Ronald and Romelu Lukaku to score, the odds are 11/2.
Both sides are going to want to win this game to show how good they really are ahead of Euro 2016 this summer, I do think Belgium will have too much for Portugal in this game so that is something to consider if you’re looking to back a team to win in 90 minutes. However, with both teams going for the win I believe they may leave some space open in which the more technical players will be able to slip into and really create some chances. For my final Euro 2016 warm-up betting tip on Portugal vs Belgium I think that over 2.5 goals in the game is fantastic value at 13/10 with Sportingbet.
Both teams to score – get the best odds 21/20 with William Hill.
Lukaku and Ronaldo both to score – get the best odds 11/2 with Sky Bet.
Over 2.5 goals – get the best odds 13/10 with Sportingbet.
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