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Lukaku To Lead The Line, Eden Hazard Starts | 3-4-3 Belgium Predicted Lineup Vs Portugal

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Belgium will lock horns with Portugal at Estadio de La Cartuja on Sunday night, hoping to pick up a positive result and progress into the quarter-finals of the Euro 2020 tournament. Roberto Martinez’s side will be heading into the match on the back of an encouraging 2-0 victory over Finland, whereas Fernando Santos’ men recorded a thrilling 2-2 draw against World Champions France on Matchday 3. Roberto Martinez will probably opt for the 3-4-3 formation with several tweaks from the last game. Dries Mertens might get the nod over Jeremy Doku, whereas Youri Tielemans seems likely to make his way back into the starting eleven. Below is the 3-4-3 Belgium Predicted Lineup Vs Portugal.

3-4-3 Belgium Predicted Lineup Vs Portugal


Thibaut Courtois is expected to start in goal for the upcoming encounter. The Real Madrid shot-stopper would be looking to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Sunday.

Toby Alderweireld will continue to form the centre-half partnership with Jason Denayer and Jan Vertonghen at the heart of Belgium’s backline.

Thomas Meunier is a guaranteed starter at the right-wing back position, whereas Throgan Hazard will fill in on the other flank as the left-wing back. The duo would be expected to stretch their side’s attack on either flank.

3-4-3 Belgium Predicted Lineup Vs Portugal (Belgium players can be seen in the picture)
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Youri Tielemans will slot in as the central midfielder, looking to put up a strong performance and dominate the midfield proceedings against Portugal.

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne seems likely to start as the attacking midfielder. With three-goal contributions in two games, he has started the tournament in a brilliant fashion, and he’d be determined to add to his tally on Sunday.

Axel Witsel will have to settle for a place on the bench but could be brought on in the latter stages of the game if needed.


Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens will take up the wide positions, playing on the left and right-wing respectively.

Romelu Lukaku is expected to lead the line for his side against Portugal. The 28-year-old striker would hope to get his name on the scoresheet when he faces off against the Portugal defence that has conceded six goals in their last two games.

3-4-3 Belgium Predicted Lineup Vs Portugal
3-4-3 Belgium Predicted Lineup Vs Portugal
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