Belgium vs England Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Match without importance, a match between losers in semi-finals, is in front of us. This game is also good candidate to put our bets and earn some cash. England played against Belgium twenty-two times and they achieved tremendous score. England has fifteen wins, four draws and three defeats. The Three Lions failed to score against Belgium only twice. As we still remember, England lost their last game in group stage against Belgium 0:1.
Advancement of The Red Devils is stopped in Saint-Petersburg by French rooster. One of the teams that played really good football is denied chance to play for title of the best team in the world. Belgium worked really hard to stay in Russia as long as possible. In group stage they were first after defeating England. Next opponent was Japan and Belgium won that match but it was not easy at all. First true test was against Brazil in quarter-finals. We had an impression that Belgium played exactly as much as they needed. Euphoria among Belgian fans was present before match against France but when match started it became clear that France possess stronger team. Samuel Umtiti was the scorer of winning goal for France and Belgium left stadium in tears. Belgium plays hybrid 3-5-2 system that changes often to 4-4-2 in defensive tasks. More than once is seen V shaped defense and its purpose is to stop breakthroughs on flanks. Belgian mistake was that they opted for man marking and that kind of approach left wide open space that French knew how to exploit. Against England that philosophy may work because English players are relatively slow. If Belgium still have motivation to fight, they have chance to defeat English despite bad statistics.
England tried and they have miserably failed. The fact that they intentionally lost to Belgium in order to have easier road to finals did not helped them because their last obstacle was inspired Croatia. Although Harry Kane is top goal scorer in this World Cup who scored six goals (half of them after penalty kicks) it still was not enough to stop Croats. England took the lead early on in the game. Fifth minute was on when Kieren Trippier scored after direct free kick 1:0. Soon after, England decided to defend minimal advantage. In sixty-eighth minute Croatia equalized 1:1. Third time in a row Croats had to play extra thirty minutes only this time they scored before the end thus avoiding penalty shootout. England showed no desire to win and they rightfully lost. English style of play is obsolete and they must do something. The only innovation we saw was odd way of dealing with corner kicks. That maneuver fits better to American football or rugby than to the most popular game in the world. One more match is in front of high-blown Three Lions. If they do not change their attitude and if they do not show passion they will lose for the second time to Belgium.
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Belgium don't have missing players for the match. Almost all players are available to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
On the other side England have several players who are not fully fit for this game. Jordan Henderson, Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are ready to play.
Possible starting lineups
Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Boyata; Meunier, Fellaini, Witsel, De Bruyne; Mertens, Lukaku, Hazard
England: Butland; Jones, Cahill, Maguire; Alexander-Arnold, Dier, Delph, Rose; Loftus-Cheek, Lingard; Kane
Belgium vs England Prediction
What a great football game to place our bets and win some cash on Saturday. Belgium and England meet for the second time at this World Cup and this time we expect more interesting game. For sure, they are both disappoint but they play for bronze and we will watch an interesting game with lots of excitements and thrills. This will be Belgium's second third-place match at the World Cup and they are highly motivated for the match. Both sides can be proud of their efforts at this tournament and third place will be a huge success. So we expect a true football battle on Saturday and expect dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances. Belgium play much better in the midfield and they are closer to win the match. Before losing 1-0 to Belgium at this year's World Cup, England had lost just one of the teams' previous 21 meetings. They like to play strong football in defending and it will be their main objective for this game. They will try to score after long balls. On the other side Belgium like to play aggressive football in attack and they will try to score from the first minute. Beglium are still the leading scorers in the competition with 14 goals.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match Belgium vs England Prediction: Belgium to win. We expect from Red Devils to win by two or more goals. So our second betting pick for the match is Over 2.5 goals. We expect from Belgium to hammer England with three scored goals. Our risky bet goes on correct score 3-0. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.