Belgium vs England Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Belgium vs England predictions and betting tips for the World Cup third place play-off on Saturday 14th July. Neither team will want to be playing this match but there is still a bronze medal up for grabs, see our predictions below to see who we think will win.
Belgium vs England Predictions
Over 3.5 goals – 8/5 with Bet Victor.
Lukaku to score anytime – 5/4 with Ladbrokes.
Belgium to win 3-1 – 16/1 with bet365.
Reasons for our Belgium vs England Predictions
The third placed play-off at the World Cup is usually an entertaining affair and this is backed up by the stats. In the 18 running’s of this fixture, 15 have had over 2.5 goals in them and this could be the case again as Belgium are expected to play their attacking football and there will be numerous changes to both sides. The odds for both teams to score, and 0ver 2.5 goals are both short reflecting this. The first of our Belgium vs England predictions is going to be over 3.5 goals in the match at 8/5 with Bet Victor. Goals look assured given the history of this fixture.
When looking for an anytime goalscorer tip on this match we need to take into account that some changes might be made to both the starting line-ups. Kane and Lukaku are likely to still play as they are in the Golden Boot race, but Kane is three ahead. For our anytime goalscorer bet we’re going for Lukaku to score anytime at odds of 5/4 with Ladbrokes. Be sure to check the starting line-ups before placing this bet.
Finally, we are having a punt on a correct score prediction for the third placed play-off. Our tipster is predicting a Belgium win here given the attacking talent that they have and we need to back up our earlier betting tip of four goals or more in the match. Our correct score tip is going to be a 3-1 win for Belgium. Both sides will be hurting from their semi-final defeats but England have a couple of injury concerns here and played 120 minutes just three days ago so they will be suffering from fatigue. The best odds for Belgium to win 3-1 against England are 16/1 with bet365 and that completes the days Belgium vs England betting tips.
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Belgium vs England Recommended Bets & Odds
If you want to be on something other than our betting tips, then the best odds for some more bets are below. You can get odds of 6/5 for Belgium to win in the 90 minutes, it’s 13/5 for the draw or England to win is 23/10 with Paddy Power. With the changes expected there are some interesting first goalscorer odds including 15/2 at Unibet for Jamie Vardy or 9/1 with Boylesports for Marcus Rashford. We have picked a correct score bet but if you think England will win then a 2-1 win is 12/1 with bet365 or 1-0 is 14/1 with the same firm.
Belgium Key Player v England
The attacking players Belgium have are up there with the best at the World Cup and we could have picked any one of about six players in this section. Edin Hazard has been at his brilliant best this tournament and he will once again be the star man if he starts this match. He was unlucky to be on the losing side in the semi-final against France and will cause England all kinds of trouble down their right hand side. With Trippier injured it is likely that Alexander-Arnold will play as a right wing-back for England and he will need to be at his very best to stop Edin Hazard.
England Key Player v Belgium
Harry Kane has been the standout performer in front of goal for England but Raheem Sterling has come in for criticism because he hasn’t scored, yet the Manchester City man has been fantastic in stretching the opposition back-line and if he starts the match he will be the key man again. Rashford or Vardy could get the nod ahead of Sterling here but the City man’s influence should not be under estimated at this World Cup and he could be the key man once again.
Belgium vs England Stats
- These teams met in the group stage, when Belgium ran out 1-0 winners after both teams made numerous changes after both had already qualified.
- Belgium lost for the first time in 25 matches when they lost to France in the World Cup semi-final.
- England lost the third placed play-off in 1990, losing 2-1 against hosts Italy.
- Harry Kane has only had one shot on target in his last three World Cup matches, the penalty against Colombia in the last 16.
- England have only had six shots on target from open play at the World Cup – the same amount as Saudi Arabia.
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