Portugal vs Belgium Match Preview: Under-21 predictions, team news and odds
Portugal vs Belgium match preview
Portugal U21 is set to face Belgium U21 in their final Group A match at the Mikheil Meskhis sakhelobis Stadioni in Tbilisi. Portugal, who reached the final of the last edition, are on the verge of an early exit after taking only one point from the opening two group matches. Belgium, on the other hand, has secured two points from two games and currently sits in 2nd place. A win in this match would secure them a place in the Quarter-Finals.
This is the first time Portugal and Belgium are facing each other since 2007.
Portugal’s predicted lineup includes Celton Biai, Nuno Tavares, Alexandre Penetra, Andre Amaro, Andre Almeida, Tiago Dantas, Samu Costa, Ze Carlos, Joao Neves, Pedro Neto, and Fabio Silva. Tomas Araujo will be missing due to suspension.
Belgium’s predicted lineup includes Maarten Vandervoordt, Huge Siquet, Koni De Winter, Zeno Debast, Maxim De Cuyper, Aster Vranckx, Charles Ketelaere, Mandela Keita, Largie Ramazani, Louis Openda, and Michel Ange Balikwisha.
Portugal’s coach Rui Jorge expressed disappointment about their current situation but remains hopeful for the best. On the other hand, Belgium’s coach Jacky Mathijssen expressed disappointment about his team throwing away a two-goal lead in the recent match.
While Portugal has been struggling in this competition, they have an incredible amount of talent in their ranks. Belgium, despite their inconsistency, has shown potential. The prediction is that Portugal, despite being the more talented team, will struggle against Belgium’s potential. However, the final outcome will depend on the performance of the players on the day of the match.
Prediction: Combo Double chance: draw or Belgium U21 and -3.5 goals