Belgium v Portugal (Preview)


Belgium produced a total of 4.1 xG in the group stages and made the most of that chance creation with a Post Shot xG of 4.3 and 7 goals. However they did have the 3rd easiest ranking of opponents at an average rank of 15.7. Kevin De Bruyne had an xA of 1.5 which was joint 2nd but he was top for xA per 90 at 1 as he was only involved in 2 games and only starting 1 of them.


In Belgium's last 2 games they have only been leading in 20% of the game so it hasn't come too easily for them.


Portugal also scored 7 goals and did so from an xG of 6.4 (Post Shot xG 6.2). 4.7 of their xG (and 5 of their 7 goals) came from Ronaldo with Ronaldo having the most xG of the group stages. Ronald also had an xA of 0.9.


They created an xG of 2 versus Germany and 1.8 versus France and scored a total of 4 goals. Not bad against opponents who combined have a 26.2% chance of winning the Euros.


(Stats courtesy of Fbref, WhoScored and CelticTrends).


CelticTrendsTip is for the match to be a draw at 11/5.



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