10 Interesting Stats Ahead of Belgium-Republic of Ireland

0 – Only Republic of Ireland and Poland prevented their opponents having a single shot on target in their opening games.

6 – Republic of Ireland have failed to win any of their last six games at European Championships (D2 L4).

7 – Only Dimitri Payet (8) created more chances than Maourane Fellaini (7) in the first round of games.

8 – Belgium are now on a run of eight games without a clean sheet.

13 – These two nations have met 13 times in the past with Belgium getting the better (W5 D5 L3).

18 – Belgium had the most shots without scoring in the first round of games.

25% – Republic of Ireland were one of four nations who took the lead in their opening game but failed to win.  Eight teams were successful in winning after taking the lead.

40 – Shay Given would become the second oldest player in the history of the competition if he makes an appearance.

50% – Wes Hoolahan became only the fourth Republic player to score at the European Championship, and only the second born in the country (along with Ronnie Whelan.  Ray Houghton and Sean St Ledger scored the other goals).

75% – Belgium have lost six of their past eight games at the European Championships (W2).