EURO 2024: Portugal vs Slovenia Match Preview

As the knockout stages of EURO 2024 begin, Portugal and Slovenia will face off in what promises to be an exciting encounter. Both teams have shown resilience and skill, making this match highly anticipated by fans and pundits alike. Here’s a detailed preview of the upcoming clash.

When and Where Will the Portugal vs Slovenia Match Be Played?

  • Match: EURO 2024, Final Stage, Portugal vs Slovenia
  • Location: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
  • Date: 1 July 2024
  • Kick-off Time: 8 PM GMT

Portugal vs Slovenia Head to Head

  • Portugal: 0 Wins
  • Slovenia: 1 Win
  • Draws: 0

Portugal have won 2 of their last 3 matches in the tournament. Slovenia are unbeaten in the group stage, drawing all three of their matches. Portugal have the second-highest average rating of 7.0 in the tournament.

Probable Lineups

Portugal (4-2-3-1)

  • Goalkeeper: Costa
  • Defenders: Mendes, Dias, Pepe, Cancelo
  • Midfielders: Palhinha, Vitinha
  • Attacking Midfielders: Leão, Fernandes, Silva
  • Forward: Ronaldo

Slovenia (4-4-2)

  • Goalkeeper: Oblak
  • Defenders: Balkovec, Bijol, Drkusic, Karnicnik
  • Midfielders: Mlakar, Elsnik, Cerin, Stojanovic
  • Forwards: Sesko, Sporar

EURO 2024 Portugal vs Slovenia: What to Expect

First Half Expectations

Portugal will look to dominate possession early on, leveraging the creativity of Bruno Fernandes and the pace of Rafael Leão. Cristiano Ronaldo will be the focal point in attack, aiming to break through Slovenia’s defensive line. Slovenia will likely adopt a compact and organized defensive strategy, relying on counter-attacks led by Sesko and Sporar.

Second Half Expectations

As the match progresses, Portugal’s depth in the squad will come into play, with possible substitutions adding fresh legs and new dynamics. Slovenia’s defense, anchored by Jan Oblak, will be tested continuously. Portugal’s experience and attacking prowess may eventually break the deadlock, but Slovenia’s resilience could make it a challenging encounter.