Brazil vs Belgium Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
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This Match over: Brazil 1-2 Belgium
6th July 2018 – 14:00 ET – Kazan Arena – TV: TSN
Brazil vs Belgium Predictions
Brazil started the tournament as narrow favourites to make the final and for the title and although they haven’t run riot so far, they’ve looked extremely effective and they have reached the last eight for the seventh successive tournament. Tite’s side were excellent in qualifying and they’ve taken that form into the competition and are yet to be defeated. They’ve conceded just one goal so far and have the experienced duo of Thiago Silva and Joao Miranda keeping things tight at the back. Belgium will provide a stern test of that back-line with Roberto Martinez’s side free-scoring so far in Russia. Their defence is less reliable and they’ve conceded five times so far. Brazil’s trustworthy defence should make the difference here and they should be able to edge this clash. They can be backed at 2.10 with Pinnacle.
Brazil vs Belgium Preview
This contest has the potential to be one of the competition’s stand-out ties and it should be an explosive 90 minutes in Kazan. Brazil always look capable of stepping it up a notch and despite winning each of their last three games by a 2-0 scoreline, they have barely got out of first gear. Neymar has been heavily involved over the last seven days and the divisive playmaker is likely to command plenty of the ball in this contest. Brazil’s record of just six goals conceded in 22 matches is mightily impressive but they’ll have to keep a close eye on Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku in this contest, if they’re to make it to the semifinal.
Belgium emerged from Group G fairly easily with three consecutive victories and they somehow snuck past Japan despite falling 2-0 behind. It was an extremely tough evening for Roberto Martinez’s side but they displayed a strong mentality to fight back and they didn’t let their heads drop at any point. They may surrender possession to Brazil in this game and will be able to take some lessons from Mexico’s attacking style of play, which caused Brazil some moments of panic.
Both Teams to Score Prediction
Brazil’s defensive record has been excellent in recent weeks but Belgium have plenty of firepower and their resistance could finally be broken in this game. The Red Devils have netted twelve times so far, although five of those came against Tunisia, and they will be full of confidence coming into this contest. Lukaku has four goals to his name but didn’t find the back of the net against Japan and he will be keen to add another to his already impressive haul. Both Teams to Score? Yes, can be backed at 1.78 with Sports Interaction.
Brazil vs Belgium Correct Score Prediction
Brazil have won each of their last three matches 2-0 and they could net a couple of goals in this contest. It also ended 2-0 when these sides met at the 2002 World Cup. Belgium failed to hit the target that day but they have far more firepower this time around and they should be able to find the back of the net in this game. A 2-1 scoreline is available at 8.40 with Bodog.
Brazil vs Belgium Odds
Brazil will go off as the favourites in this clash and they can be backed at 2.04 with Sports Interaction. Belgium are a bigger price and are available at 3.74, whilst the draw can be found at 3.38.
- Brazil have been extremely consistent throughout this tournament and have won each of their last three games by a 2-0 scoreline. That same score can be backed at 10.00 with Intertops
- Casemiro picked up his second booking of the tournament against Mexico and will miss this match through suspension
- Brazil have crashed out of the tournament at this stage in two of their last three tournaments
- Belgium were defeated 2-0 in their only previous encounter with Brazil. Rivaldo and Ronaldo scored the goals
- Brazil are unbeaten since June 9th 2017
- Belgium’s comeback against Japan was the first time since 1966 that a team has come from 2-0 down to win a match in the knock-out stage of the competition
- Neymar has scored or assisted four of Brazil’s last five games