Belgium Vs England Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips

BELGUIM vs ENGLAND

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at 11.00 a.m – Luzhniki Stadium

Belgium 125 | Draw 255 | England 220

Belgium Vs England Game Prediction

Belgium have been installed as the favourites for this third-place play-off with England. Roberto Martinez’s side suffered their first defeat in almost two years against France in the semi-final and they’ll be keen to bounce back. The Red Devils may opt to make changes for this encounter but they have plenty of talent in reserve. Thomas Meunier is back and he should slot straight back into the side. They’ve had an extra 24 hours rest and were defeated in 90 minutes and that gives them a clear advantage. England were clearly crestfallen by their extra-time defeat to Croatia and this is a quick turn-around for them. Gareth Southgate will want to go out of the tournament with his pride intact but this could be a struggle. Belgium are priced up as the 2.01 favourites with Sports Interaction and that looks a decent bet in this third place play-off.

Belgium vs England Preview

Belgium pushed hard against France but luck wasn’t on their side. Eden Hazard created some late opportunities but the Chelsea midfielder wasn’t able to find a way past an inspired Hugo Lloris. The Red Devils are classy going forward and they could cause problems for the English defence. They can leave the tournament with their heads held high and the so-called ‘Golden Generation’ will be keen to secure third place at the 2018 World Cup. A victory here would better their highest-ever finish, which came at the 1986 tournament. Dries Mertens will be keen to get some game-time alongside Yannick Carrasco. Both featured prominently in the early stages of the competition but have been left out of the side during the knock-out rounds.

England were left devastated by their exit at the hands of Croatia in Moscow. Gareth Southgate’s side have been excellent to watch at the tournament and they will be keen to end on a positive note. Many of their players were left exhausted following extra-time and there isn’t much recovery time ahead of this tie. Kieran Trippier and Dele Alli are both carrying injuries and are likely to be rested with Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Danny Rose pushing for starts. Southgate named a much-changed XI for the Group G clash with Belgium and he will be keen to give some fringe players an outing here.

Belgium Vs England Score prediction

Belgium vs England Correct Score Prediction

Belgium will be keen to pick up third place at the 2018 World Cup and they should beat England for the second consecutive time. England’s players may begin to tire in the second half and a 2-0 scoreline looks a likely outcome. It can be backed at 11.00 with Betway.

Belgium vs England Odds

Understandably, Belgium start as favourites for this tie and can be backed at 2.01 with Sports Interaction. England are 3.30 to end with a victory and secure third place at the 2018 World Cup, whilst it’s 3.85 for the game to end all-square. Although, neither side will fancy extra time.

Belgium Vs England Over Under Prediction

The last couple of third-place play-off games have been high-scoring but this match doesn’t look likely to follow that trend. It ended 1-0 when they met earlier in the tournament and four of the last five meetings between these sides have also ended with fewer than three goals. Some fringe players could take a while to get into their stride and Under 2.5 Goals looks a sensible play here. It’s available at 2.35 with Bodog.

Statistics

  • Belgium have scored 14 goals at the 2018 World Cup so far. Belgium to score 3+ goals in this game is available at 3.41 with Bodog
  • England have kept just a single clean sheet at the tournament so far and that came against Sweden
  • The last two third-place play-off matches have featured three or more goals
  • England have played extra-time in two of their last three matches at the 2018 World Cup
  • Belgium’s best-finish came in 1986 when they finished fourth. They lost to France in extra-time in the third-place play-off
  • Brazil had 16 shots against Belgium in the quarter-finals but the Red Devils somehow only conceded once


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