Portugal vs Slovenia Preview, Lineups and Predictions (EURO 2024 Round of 16)

Portugal vs Slovenia EURO2024
Portugal vs Slovenia EURO2024
Portugal to Win1.381.41
Portugal -1,5 Asian Handicap2.232.16

*Odds are subject to change

Euro 2024 continues on Monday with Portugal playing Slovenia in a top-of-the-bill tussle in a game you can follow live on television and the best live-streaming apps. The Portuguese were one of the pre-competition favourites to win the trophy and send Cristiano Ronaldo into retirement on a high. Still, they failed to impress in their last group game, and fans know they must improve now they’ve reached the knockout stages.

Slovenia is the underdogs ahead of Monday’s game, and they’ll wear that tag with pride. Slovenia has shown in the past that they are good enough to turn the tables on big-name opponents, and they’ll have their eyes firmly fixed on progressing to the quarter-finals and keeping their Euro 2024 dreams alive. Do they have the skills to eliminate Portugal? Keep reading for our preview and predictions ahead of Monday’s blockbuster.

  • Location: Frankfurt
  • Stadium: Waldstadion
  • Date: 01 June 2024
  • Kick-Off Time: 21:00 CEST (20:00 BST)
  • Referee: Daniele Orsato
  • VAR: Massimiliano Irrati

Portugal Team News

Portugal players at the EURO2024
Source: BTA

Portugal finished on top of Group F with their stats for the campaign showing two wins and a defeat, with five goals scored and three conceded. They progressed thanks to early good work but appeared to take their foot off the gas when over the line, losing 2-0 to Georgia in their third and final outing. Was that a sign of things to come, or did Portugal simply take its eye off the ball when the job was done? Only time will tell.

Cristiano Ronaldo was expected to shine in this competition, helping drive his team to Euro 2024 success before walking off into the sunset. CR7 certainly has the skills to achieve his dream, but he’s looked off the pace, lacking match sharpness and nowhere near his best. Critics suggest time spent in the cash-rich Saudi League has robbed Ronaldo of his accuracy and determination to win. The great man must return to his best if Portugal is to live up to expectations.

Slovenia Team News

Slovenia players celebrate
Source: BTA

Slovenia progressed to the later rounds of Euro 2024 despite finishing third in Group C behind England and Denmark. Stats of three draws from three games awarded them three points, which was two fewer than pool winners England and the same as runners-up Denmark. It was a decent effort, but Slovenia knows they face a much sterner test now the competition has moved from a round-robin format to straight knockout.

We last saw Slovenia in action when they battled to a goalless draw against England on Tuesday evening. It was a game most pundits expected the Three Lions to win, but Slovenia had other ideas. They were organized, fit, sharp, and willing to do the ugly work defensively. They rarely looked like winning the game, but Slovenia were good enough to ensure they didn’t lose it and remained in the competition. Can they do the same again?

Portugal vs Slovenia H2H Record and Key Numbers

The head-to-head stats attached to this game show Portugal and Slovenia have met only once before in competitive action, and it produced a 2-0 win for Slovenia in a friendly match earlier this year.

Goals from Cerin on 72 and Elsnik on 80 minutes saw the winning side stage a late smash and grab on the victory, and fans would love to see something similar in this renewal. Will Monday’s game provide a repeat or revenge? Armchair fans can’t wait to find out.

Possible Lineups

  • Portugal (3-4-2-1): Costa – Cancelo, Pepe, Dias – Mendes, Palhinha, Vitinha, Fernandes – Leao, Bernardo – Ronaldo
  • Slovenia (4-4-2): Oblak – Janza, Bijol, Drkusic, Karnicnik – Mlakar, Elsnik, Gnezda, Stajanovic – Sesko, Sporar

Where to Watch Portugal vs Slovenia Euro 2024 – TV and Online Live Streaming

You can follow this game live on television on channel RTP Portugal and on BBC in the United Kingdom or the BBC iPlayer when using your Android or iOS device. For fans in Slovenia, the game will be broadcast on RTV Slovenija.

Match Prediction

Slovenia has already proven that they have no pushovers or easy touch at this level, but they must improve considerably if they are to beat Portugal. I am happy to give Portugal the benefit of the doubt and ignore that loss and performance against Georgia last time. They had already qualified, and I know they’re capable of doing much better. Back Portugal to win, or try your luck with Portugal’s -1 goal on the handicap.

More Portugal vs Slovenia match predictions from tipsters can be found here.

Frank Monkhouse
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