Top Scoring Teams Meet on Sunday in Euro 2020 PlayoffsPublished June 27, 2021 by Florin P
Belgium and Portugal will rely on Ronaldo and Lukaku to see them through the quarterfinals at the Euro 2020 on Sunday evening.
The most anticipated matches of the Euro 2020 opening playoff round are scheduled for Sunday evening. Belgium and Portugal have the two top scorers at the championship in their starting formation and will rely on them. The Netherlands face the Czech Republic after three consecutive wins in the group stage.
Offensive Minded Netherlands take on the Czech Republic
Netherlands was the biggest disappointed at the previous final championships, but have returned to their winning ways. The team is currently riding a three-game winning streak and it is the highest scoring squad and the Euro 2020. With eight goals so far, they will come out firing on all cylinders against the Czech Republic. They have no injured or suspended players and should convert odds of 7/10.
The Czech Republic has survived a difficult group and finished in the second place. This set them on a collision course with the Netherlands and they are underdogs, priced at 4/1 by bet365 Sports. In the group stage they have scored an average of one goal per match and will try to do it again on the counterattack. As the underdog, the Czechs will play prudently and try to capitalize on errors committed by the Dutch.
Portugal and Belgium Put Top Scores to the Test
Cristiano Ronaldo is a fantastic player and the current top scorer at Euro 2020. He helped Portugal survive a brutal group and he is their best chance against Belgium. The Portuguese have a strong team, with plenty of quality players, but Cristiano is truly essential to their plan. 888 Sport credits them with the second chance but they can’t be ruled out at 2/1, which represents serious value for this match.
Belgium is an offensive minded team with plenty of options up front, but it is Lukaku that stands out from the crowd. The strong striker is virtually impossible to stop and he has already scored three times at the championship. Belgium will try to overwhelm Portugal early on and rely on Romelu, Hazard and DeBruyne to carry them to victory. We trust them to succeed in this quest and convert odds of 23/10.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, June 24 at 7 A.M. UK time.