Brazil vs Belgium Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
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Final score: Brazil 1-2 Belgium
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6th July 2018 – 19:00 GMT
Kazan Arena, TV: BBC
Brazil vs Belgium Predictions
Brazil survived a number of scares against Mexico but Tite’s men turned the game in their favour and emerged 2-0 winners. El Tri failed to find the back of the net for the second successive game with Brazil’s imperious defensive record continuing. They’ve conceded just six times in 22 games and have shipped just a single goal at this tournament and should feel confident of reaching this year’s final. Felipe Luis has deputised for Marcelo perfectly over the past couple of games, whilst super-sub Roberto Firmino scored within minutes of entering the field. They have many options in their squad, although Tite is often reluctant to make too many changes. Belgium overcame adversity against Japan and came back from a 2-0 deficit to cement their place in the quarterfinals. Roberto Martinez’s side are extremely dangerous going forward but perhaps lack cohesion and direction. Brazil continually find a way of winning despite not impressing for a full 90 minutes. They can be backed at 21/20 with William Hill.
Brazil vs Belgium Preview
Brazil haven’t played to their full potential yet and they look like a side who are capable of going up a gear if required. This isn’t a vintage Brazilian side but it’s a hugely effective starting XI and they have conceded just a single goal in over 360 minutes of World Cup football. Tite’s side are extremely well drilled and rely on their flair players to create chances. Neymar scored the opener and claimed an assist in their 2-0 victory over Mexico and the divisive playmaker is becoming more influential as the tournament progresses.
Belgium are yet to taste defeat in this competition but did things the hard way against Japan. They struggled to cope with the Blue Samurai’s quick passing style for the first 70 minutes but they found their shooting boots late in the game and managed to book their place in the quarterfinals. Roberto Martinez admitted that his side rode their luck but they have enough individual talent to give Brazil plenty of problems in this tie.
The bookmakers are expecting a low-scoring game here and all four of Brazil’s games have featured exactly two goals so far. Belgium’s matches have been high-scoring and their defence leaves plenty to be desired. Brazil could find plenty of joy amongst that Belgian back-line and the Red Devils stand a decent chance of finally breaking that stubborn Brazilian resistance. Over 2.5 Goals is priced at 68/67 with 10 Bet.
Brazil vs Belgium Correct Score Prediction
Brazil have found it difficult to break down sides so far at this tournament but Belgium aren’t likely to batten down the hatches and should encourage an open game. There have been a number of high-scoring games in the knock-out rounds so far and a 2-1 victory for Brazil looks a likely outcome. Bet365 have priced that scoreline up at 17/2.
Brazil vs Belgium Odds
Brazil begin as the favourites for this tie and can be backed at Evens with Paddy Power. Belgium are available at 13/5 with the draw priced up at 12/5. The South American side are as short as 1/2 to qualify for the semifinal this year.
- Brazil have won each of their last three games by a 2-0 scoreline. That scoreline can be backed at 9/1 with Bet365
- It also finished 2-0 when these sides met at the 2002 World Cup
- They’ve conceded just six goals in 22 matches
- Brazil are unbeaten since June 9th 2017
- Belgium have netted 12 times at the 2018 World Cup
- Romelu Lukaku has scored four goals at the tournament
- Phillipe Coutinho and Neymar have each netted twice for Brazil