France vs Belgium – Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
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Final score: France vs Belgium is 1 – 0
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10th July 2018 – 15.00 GMT
Saint Petersburg Stadium, TV: RTE
France and Belgium secured their spots in the last four of the World Cup after a thrilling Friday of quarter-final action.
Les Bleus put in an efficient perform to see off battling Uruguay 2-0 before a scintillating performance from Belgium saw them eliminate tournament favourites Brazil 2-1.
Both nations topped their groups with France dropping just two points in Group C before a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina then the Uruguay elimination, while Belgium have won all five games – including a 3-2 comeback victory over Japan in the round of 16.
Despite Belgium winning every game and looking like a world-class outfit, France are now the outright tournament favourites and they are priced at 31/20 to advance into Sunday’s final with Bet365.
This game is likely to be closely-fought between the two neighboring West European nations, with both sides now recognized as the two strongest remaining in the tournament. Both sides have a wealth of attacking talent although France are the more conservative of the two. However, Belgium’s fluidity and tactical adaptability mean a 2-1 Belgium victory is a potential outcome and is priced at 12/1 with Bet365.
Despite tournament knockout matches tending to be cagey affairs with so much significance upon the result, both these sides have been involved in high-scoring thrillers. France’s pulsating 4-3 defeat of Argentina been rivalled by Belgium’s 3-2 victory over Japan and end-to-end 2-1 defeat of Brazil. More than 2.5 goals is available at 23/18 with 888 sports.
France have lost just once in their last 17 matches – of which they have won 12 – a run stretching back to the June 2017.
- France to win the World Cup at 2/1 with Bet365
Belgium are on a 24-match unbeaten run, of which they have won 19, including each of their last seven matches.
- Belgium to qualify for the final at 11/10 with Paddy Power