Belgium vs England Betting Tip and Prediction
- Updated: 13th July 2018
Belgium vs England – 2018 World Cup : Belgium and England face off on the 3rd place decider match of the 2018 World Cup.
The match will be played at the St. Petersburg Stadium this next Saturday, July 14th, at 15:00 (London time). The 3rd place decider is always one of the saddest encounters of a World Cup.
That’s because the encounter is between two teams that are frustrated after having been knocked out on the semi-finals and lost their chance of fulfilling the dream of reaching a World Cup final. That’s the case of Belgium and England.
Curiously, both teams were on the same group during the group stage and they’ve already met before on this World Cup.
The match was meaningless because it was the last match of the group stage, with both teams already qualified onto the 8th finals.
And therefore, the two teams have utilized their reserves, something that might happen once again here. Maybe not so much as they did on that match, but a rotation is expected from both sides.
The biggest frustration here is definitely on the Belgian side. There was a lot of expectation about the abilities of this team.
Not that reaching the semi-finals is bad, far from it, but after eliminating Brazil, they believed they were going to reach the final. And then win the title. But the team ended up being eliminated against France.
It was the team’s first loss in dozens of matches. They were unbeaten for a long time and even on the World Cup, they had nothing but wins (5 consecutive ones).
But it wasn’t enough to defeat the French.
Belgium vs England – Betting Tip and Prediction:
For England, the disappointment was a bit bigger. By having been drawn into the easier side of the draw, by being the only former world champion on that side of that quarter-finals and due to the growth that the team had been showing.
They regained hope about winning another World Cup title. The t stage was relaxed and the team advanced in 2nd place behind Belgium.
On the 8th finals they advanced on penalties against Colombia. On the quarter-finals, they played their best match in the World Cup,
winning 2-0 against Sweden with relative ease. But, on the semi-finals, when everything pointed towards a France vs England on the final, the team allowed Croatia to comeback and failed to accomplish the dream of reaching the final.
About the match, firstly we should have in mind that it is possible for both sides to utilize some reserves.
Both due to the reduced importance that this 3rd place decider has and also to give an opportunity to some different players.
Still, I see Belgium having more quality. The team has great players at its disposal, even on the bench. And maintaining their core, the advantage is even larger. Secondly, the fatigue.
England has already played 2 extra times and Belgium didn’t play any. Thirdly, it’s just my impression, but Belgium seems to be more motivated.
Therefore, I believe that betting on the AH 0 favouring the Belgians is a good bet.
The goals should also be a path to be followed due to the relaxed approach that both teams generally tend to have on this kind of matches.
|Betting Tip / Prediction||Odd||Stake||Bookmaker||Status|
|Belgium AH 0|