Belgium vs Kazakhstan: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Saturday, June 8th, 2019 @2:45 pm
Heysel Stadium – Brussels
World Cup semi-finalists Belgium should little difficulty in making in three from three in their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign with the home fans set for another devilish display befitting their name.
Belgium have certainly been living up to their Red Devils nickname under head coach Roberto Martinez and the visit of Kazakhstan to the King Baudouin Stadium for the second time should prove to be as successful as the first time for the home side.
4-1 Belgium swept past Kazakhstan that day in 2011 during the qualifying phase for Euro 2012 but the visitors have enjoyed some success over Belgium drawing twice in four prior meetings.
After a shock win over Scotland in match day one, confidence is relatively high in Michal Bílek’s camp despite suffering a 4-0 loss to Russia in match day two.
The story is going to script for Roberto Martinez’s Belgium with progression from the group expected without breaking into too much of a sweat.
That is how it is panning out so far after five goals from their opening two games and six-points in the bag already.
Naturally the hosts are overwhelming favourites with European Championship relevant sportsbooks to get the win and as the Hawks have failed to win on the road in their last four international matches betting against Belgium makes no sense at all.
However, Kazakhstan have scored in seven of their last eight games making an entertaining contest set to ensue with Belgium winning 3-1.
Both teams to score
This bet offers remarkable value with popular betting sites considering Kazakhstan have netted in their last six away games in all competitions whilst the last time Belgium failed to score was against France during the semi-final of the World Cup.
Over 2.5 goals in the first half
Five of Belgiums last seven goals have come in the first half whilst Kazakhstan scored twice against Scotland in the opening 45 minutes.
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Head to Head
The pair have met a total of four times and ironically every meeting has been in the European Qualifiers.
Most recently, Belgium swept to a 4-1 home win in October 2011 in which both Vincent Kompany and Eden Hazard found themselves on the scoresheet.
However, Kazakhstan have had some success drawing two of the four games including a September 2007 2-2 draw despite being 2-0 down.
- Belgium have won twelve and drawn four of their last sixteen home international games.
- Kazakhstan have never made it to the European Championship finals.
- Belgium are the only side to have won both of their Group I games so far.
- So far, Kazakhstan have lost to Russia but beaten Scotland to leave them fourth in the group.
- Belgium have never lost to Kazakhstan winning twice and drawing twice.