Portugal vs Slovenia Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News Euro 2024

Portugal vs Slovenia Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News | Euro 2024


  • Tournament: Euro 2024
  • Date: Monday, July 1
  • Kick-off Time: 08:00 pm GMT
  • Venue: Deutsche Bank Park, Germany

Portugal national football team will go head-to-head in their round of 16 game of the Euro 2024 campaign when they take on the Slovenia national football team at the RheinEnergieStadion. Despite their shambolic performance in the last game, Portugal are favourites to secure a spot in the quarter-finals.

Portugal will aim for a positive outcome on Monday against a side that has struggled to secure wins in the group stage. Robert Martinez’s side have made a decent start to the campaign and rubber-stamped their spot in the knockout with two wins in their last three game. Their shock 2-0 loss to Georgia ended Portugal’s 12 consecutive wins in competitive matches

Meanwhile, the Slovenia national football team are yet to secure their first win in the competition as they picked up three draws in all their games in Group C. But they are one of the few teams in the competition who remain unbeaten in Euro 2024 despite being pitted against England, Denmark and Serbia.

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Portugal vs Slovenia Team News

Portugal squad
Portugal squad (Getty Images)

Portugal national football team news

The country’s record goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo will maintain his place as the focal point of Portugal’s attack. The likes of Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernades are expected to return after they missed in Portugal’s shock 2-0 defeat to Georgia. The squad will also be boosted with the return of Rafael Leao who missed out the last game due to suspension.

Slovenia national football team news

Slovenia Squad
Slovenia Squad (Getty Images)

Manager Matjaz Kek will name an unchanged starting XI for Monday’s tie against Portugal. RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko who had two long-range efforts strike the woodwork will hope to find the back of the net in the round-of-16 game.

Portugal vs Slovenia Predicted Lineups

Portugal national football team Predicted lineup:

Costa; Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Mendes; Vitinha, Palhinha; B. Silva, Fernandes, Leao; Ronaldo

Slovenia national football team Predicted lineup:

Oblak; Karnicnik, Blazic, Bijol, Janza; Stojanovic, Gnezda Cerin, Elsnik, Mlakar; Sporar, Sesko

Portugal vs Slovenia Head-to-Head

The two sides have faced off just once in the past, with Portugal surprisingly losing that game.

Last five results:

Slovenia 2-0 Portugal – International Friendly – March 26, 2024

Key Players to Watch out for

Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes
Bruno Fernandes (Getty Images)

The Manchester United midfielder scored his only Euro 2024 goal against Turkey in the second game of Group F. The 29-year-old was pivotal in leading the Red Devils to the FA Cup at the end of last season. Last season, Fernandes bagged 15 goals and 13 assists in 48 games across all competitions. He was one of the shining lights for United despite their tumultuous season in 2023/24.

Benjamin Sesko

Benjamin Sesko
Benjamin Sesko (Getty Images)

Benjamin Sesko has recently extended his contract with RB Leipzig for one more year. The Slovenian forward who has earned 30 international caps and scored 11 goals for his nation is one of the most sought-after forwards in Europe, attracting interest from some of the biggest clubs in the Premier League. The 21-year-old forward finished the 2023/24 campaign with 18 goals for Leipzig across all competitions and clubs are ready to trigger an appealing £55m release clause for the talented forward.

Portugal vs Slovenia Prediction

Portugal national football team succumbed to a 2-0 defeat to Georgia in their final group game of the Euro 2024 campaign. The Selecao still managed to finish at the top of Group F after three games. The Euro 2016 will be mindful of another upset as they lost 2-0 to Slovenia in an international friendly earlier this year.

Slovenia national football team, meanwhile, have endured a remarkable Euro 2024 campaign and secure their spot in the knockout rounds going completely unbeaten in the group stages. They reached the knockout stages of a major tournament for the first ever time and will aim to make a further deep run into this tournament. They have a decent record against Portugal and won the only game played between both sides.

Predicted Score: Portugal 2-0 Slovenia 

Where to Watch Portugal vs Slovenia Live?

QWhere to watch Portugal vs Slovenia live in India?

The Portugal vs Slovenia game will be televised on Sony Network/SonyLiv.

Q. Where to watch Portugal vs Slovenia live game in UK?

The game between Portugal and Slovenia will be live on Channel 4 in UK.

Q. Where to watch Portugal vs Slovenia in USA?

The match between Portugal and Slovenia will be available on FOX Sports.

Q. Where to watch the Portugal vs Slovenia game in Portugal?

The Portugal vs Slovenia will be live across  RTP Portugal, and SIC for Portugal fans.

Q. Where to watch Portugal vs Slovenia live in Slovenia?

The Portugal vs Slovenia game will be available across RTV Slovenija, and Sportklub Portugal for Slovenia fans.

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