We're down to the last eight at Euro 2020 and KevMac casts his eye over Friday's night's matches.
BELGIUM ended Portugal’s reign as European champions in the last 16 but it came at a cost with star men Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard picking up injuries.
That’s why the bookies make the world’s No.1 team outsiders to lift the trophy, with Roberto Martinez’s men 7/1 at most firms to go all the way.
But the Belgians showed they can now grind out wins by shutting out Cristiano Ronaldo and Co so it would be foolish to write them off.
They face Italy tonight and are 11/10 to reach the semi-finals at William Hill, with the Italians 4/6 favourites.
The price on Belgium is tempting but I’m steering clear of that market as it’s such a tough one to call.
The Azzurri’s quarter-final with Austria ended 0-0 at 90 minutes so this one could be cagey too.
Five cards were flashed in both last-16 ties involving these sides and it could get tasty again with so much at stake.
Spain face Switzerland in today’s other quarter-final and there should be goals after both sides were involved in last-16 thrillers.
Spain’s defence look vulnerable in the air so a good long-odds option could be Haris Seferovic to score another header at 12/1 (McBookie).
- Under 1.5 goals in Italy v Belgium (23/12, SBK)
- Goal in each half Spain v Swiss (10/11, William Hill)
- William Hill are offering 9/2 on Ciro Immobile and Romelu Lukaku each having over one shot on target