UEFA EURO 2024: Today’s Match Previews

The group stage drama has settled, and the Euro 2024 knockout rounds are upon us! Sixteen teams remain in the hunt for continental glory, with some exciting matchups already decided.

France and Belgium are set to clash for the 76th time. Indeed, it’s France’s most frequent all-time opponent, having faced the Belgians nearly twice as much as any other nation.

Conversely, Portugal and Slovenia are set to clash for just the second time in their history. Will Cristiano Ronaldo fire his team into the quarter-finals? 

Here are SBN’s tips and predictions for today’s matches!

9/10 France | Draw 43/20 | Belgium 7/2 (18:00)

France and Belgium meet in a highly anticipated Euro 2024 knockout stage clash. Both sides boast incredible talent but haven’t impressed so far. The French are dealing with Mbappé’s injury and criticism of the manager’s tactics.

Meanwhile, Belgium’s aging stars haven’t shown their usual dominance, adding pressure as this might be their last shot at glory. Domenico Tedesco’s side looked devoid of ideas and were somewhat hanging on to their place in the tournament by the end.

I think Les Blues will rediscover its top form in this high-stakes match between European giants. The winner will be a serious title contender, and the entire encounter promises to be a thrilling battle. Back France on the win here. 

1/3 Portugal | Draw 38/10 | Slovenia 8/1 (21:00)

Portugal faces a must-win situation against Slovenia in a tense Euro 2024 last-16 clash. A shocking loss to Georgia raised concerns about their defense and attack.

All eyes are on Ronaldo’s form and the manager’s tactics. Roberto Martinez’s outfit is struggling despite a talented squad. Unexpected qualifiers Slovenia is playing with tactical discipline and a strong defense. They surprisingly beat Portugal in a recent friendly, boosting their confidence.

Portugal has the edge on paper, but that defeat in the group stages shows that they are susceptible. Whilst Cristiano Ronaldo is always a threat, he is yet to open his account at the European Championship. Nevertheless, this high-pressure match seems like the kind of occasion that has been scripted for the great man to do something incredible. The outcome points to a comfortable win for Portugal.