Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
Belgium and Portugal square off against each other at Estadio de la Cartuja in what is expected to be a fantastic match. The Red Devils aim to keep their 100% record at EURO 2020 intact, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play. A man to watch in Roberto Martinez’s team will be Romelu Lukaku, who has been scoring goals for fun at the showpiece tournament, but the opposition defenders should have in-form Man City ace Kevin de Bruyne at bay as well.
Thorgan Hazard returns to contention, while Timothy Castagne will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. A Selecao, on the other hand, booked their place in the last 16 thanks to a 2-2 draw with France. Considering that Cristiano Ronaldo has been in a fine form at the European Championship finals, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Nuno Mendes is rated doubtful for the match.
Highlighted Player (Romelu Lukaku):
Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli, born on 13th of ay 1993 is a Belgian player with roots form Congo. Lukaku played for several youth teams before he got picked up by RSC Anderlecht. After playing for only 2 seasons for Anderlecht Chelsea picked him up for around12 million euro.
Lukaku was never able to get a spot in the starting eleven of Chelsea and after playing for WBA he moved to Everton for approximately 35 million euro.Lukaku made his debut in February 2010 by the age of 16 and is one of the youngest players that player for the highest Belgian national team.
The biggest achievement of Lukakui is winning the Eerste klasse in Belgium and the English FA Cup. With his strength and goal scoring abilities Lukaku can be considered as one of the deadliest strikers of the world. Nicknames for Lukaku are Big Rom and the Tank.
Highlighted Team (Portugal):
Portugal started competing at the biggest stage in the 1930’s, but they had to wait for almost seventy years to establish themselves as a top side. The third place finish at the 1966 World Cup was a one-off result as the Selecao needed another 40 years to get past the group stage, reaching the semi-finals at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Portugal enjoyed more success on the continent, finishing third at the 1984, 2000 and 2012 European Championships, while losing in the final to Greece at the Euro 2004 that was held on home soil. Despite being able to count on one of world’s best ever footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, the Selecao have yet to lift a major trophy and they will not have too many opportunities to do so before the Real Madrid superstar retires.
Eusebio remains the most famous footballer to have played for Portugal, while Luis Figo, Simao Sabrosa, Pedro Pauleta, Rui Costa and Nani are also worth mention. The Selecao currently boast an impressive pool of world-class talent and it should not be long before they end the trophy drought.