Outside of a gold medal at the 1920 Summer Olympic Games at home in Antwerp, the Belgium national team has never won a major international tournament. However, Belgium enters the round of 16 at Euro 2020 as the top-ranked team in the world. Belgium dispatched Russia, Finland and Denmark in the group stage to extend its Euro 2020 winning streak to 13 games including qualifying, but they'll take on a tough Portuguese side in Seville, Spain. Portugal won Euro 2016 and made the round of 16 as a third-place qualifier out of the "Group of Death," which also included France and Germany.
Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET. The Red Devils are the +160 favorites in the latest Belgium vs. Portugal odds from William Hill Sportsbook. The latest Euro 2020 odds list Portugal at +190 to win and a draw is priced at +220, 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 (+150)
- Belgium vs. Portugal over-under: 2.5 goals (under -135, over +105)
- Belgium vs. Portugal money line: Belgium +160, Portugal +190, Draw +210
- BEL: 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 goals
Why 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 hasn't looked quite as dominant as it did en route to its Euro 2016 championship, finishing second behind Ukraine in Euro 2020 qualifying and then finishing third in the group stage. However, Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portuguese attack are still doing enough to keep a team with championship experience hanging around.
Ronaldo leads the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race with five goals and is coming off a brace against France that powered a 2-2 draw to get Portugal into the knockout round. Bernardo Silva and Diogo Jota provide plenty of pace and skill to either side of Ronaldo and that attacking unit ensures that Portugal is never too far out of any match. In addition, Portugal's defense has recorded a shutout in three of its last five games.
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.