Brazil vs Belgium: Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
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This Match over: Brazil 1-2 Belgium
Date: 7th July 2018 – 04:00 AEST – Fixture: Quarterfinal
Stadium: Kazan Arena – TV: Fox Sports
Why Should I Bet on Brazil vs Belgium?
There is always a much bigger sense of expectation and excitement when one of the fancied teams to reach the final and win the World Cup has to go out. Brazil vs Belgium has all the makings of one of the games of the 2018 World Cup. Both sides are blessed with numerous attacking threats and share a footballing philosophy that favours attacking rather than defending.
Brazil go into the clash as favourites and look the team to back for this fixture given the phenomenal defensive run they are on. The Brazilians have tightened up at the back and are an incredibly tough team to break down. Punters can back a Brazilian win with Ladbrokes at 2.05.
Brazil vs Belgium Preview
There has been a lot of talk about Brazil not yet hitting their straps at the World Cup with many pundits waiting for Brazil to turn in a vintage performance comprising of flair and attack. That performance isn’t coming because this team are incapable of playing that way. Like the Brazilian side of 1994, they are functional rather than flamboyant.
In Brazil’s last ten games they have only conceded one goal. That is a stat that is simply staggering and not one you would associate them with. That said, this Brazilian team likes to venture forward, as well, with the likes of Neymar and Coutinho providing ample creative options up front.
Belgium will be slowly edged out of the game by Brazil but it will be anything but a slow tempo, with an open game set to take place in midfield.
Brazil vs Belgium Score Prediction
Belgium have scored 12 goals in their four games at the World Cup but haven’t yet faced a defence as organised as this Brazilian one. Bet365 has a 2-1 win for Brazil at 9.50 and that looks great value.
This fixture should see just more than two goals scored with the amount of world-class talent on the pitch. Crownbet has Over 2.5 Goals at 1.99 and, given that Lukaku, Neymar, Hazard and Coutinho will be taking part, those are fantastic odds.
Both Teams To Score Prediction
Brazil have been shutting teams out but this is the type of game that brings that run to an end. A clash at this stage of the World Cup is unlike any other fixture and the Belgians should break through and score in an attempt to make the semifinal. Both teams to score is 1.8 with Betstar.
- Brazil have kept nine clean sheets in ten games
- Belgium have scored three or more goals in three of their four games at the World Cup
- After their win against Japan, Belgium are the first team to come from two or more goals down to win a World Cup knockout match in 90 minutes since the Portuguese beat DPR Korea 5-3 in the 1966 quarterfinal
- Neymar has attempted the most shots (23) and shots on target (12). He has also created the most goalscoring opportunities (16) for his teammates and suffered the most fouls (23) at the 2018 World Cup
- Neymar to score two or more is 6.50 with William Hill