Brazil vs Belgium Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
We’re getting closer and closer to the end of World Cup 2018. We have only six matches in front of us before finals. Match between Brazil and Belgium is fantastic opportunity to test our knowledge/luck, put bets and earn money. These nations played four times since 1963. Brazil was better collecting three wins and one defeat. Last game was World Cup 2002 match that won Brazil 2:0.
Brazil routinely finished their job in round of sixteen. Their opponent was Mexico. Before the match, some people had doubts about quality of football that Brazil have to offer. Reason for that lies in fact that in group stage they did not show too much. After quite unexpected draw against Switzerland and victory against Costa Rica that came in last minutes of the match, Brazil had to play against emotionally devastated Serbia. Brazil won that game but it seemed as if they played only as much as they needed to record new victory. Against Mexico they decided to play more offensively. Mexico opted for obsolete approach in modern club football. They decided to man mark Coutinho and Neymar. Those two players are biggest threats and as such they had to be eliminated. Unfortunately aforementioned players ran all over the field stretching Mexican defense. After ninety minutes of play, Brazil record new easy victory 2:0. Once more Neymar was center of attention with his acting capabilities. Besides changing his hair style from match to match he also managed to earn nickname The Fan or Ventilator if you like better. It was all because of his rolling on the pitch. He is without doubt great player but really bad sportsman. Belgium is first serious threat. Brazil have experience playing big matches and that may be only advantage that they have over extraordinary Belgium.
Besides Uruguay, Belgium must be the most convincing performer in current World Cup. In first match they recorded flawless victory against Panama 3:0. Against Tunis they scored five times as retribution for two goals that they conceded. In crucial match against England they quickly realized that their opponent does not want to fight because victory would put them in place where they can meet France, Uruguay, Portugal, Argentina and Brazil. Since before match Belgium had better goal difference, even draw would still be enough for first place. Because of that they decided to win. I will say once again Belgium had no chance to lose because England did not want to score! Next opponent was Japan and what a match it was. Japan had 0:2 after which Belgium managed to make turnover 3:2. Belgium had luck in that match but old saying goes Fortune favours the bold. Next opponent is five times World Cup winner. Brazilians are born with ball as some claim and their natural talent is second to none. Their only problem is individualistic approach to the game. Whenever they played against organized team they had problems. Let’s just remember what Germany did to them in last World Cup. Belgium is definitively organized team and main contender for title by some folks so this game may be finals before finals.
Enjoy in the clash of Brazil vs. Belgium and be sure to take your time and check our predictions and betting tips for this football match. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win some cash on Friday night.
Referee: Milorad MAZIC (SRB)
ASR 1: Milovan RISTIC (SRB)
ASR 2: Dalibor DJURDJEVIC (SRB)
4th Off: Jair MARRUFO (USA)
Res.Ass: Corey ROCKWELL (USA)
Brazil coach Tite: "The biggest challenge of a World Cup is mental fortitude, the pressure is immense, extraordinary. I hope the 'family' keep their heads cool. There is a lot of psychological pressure."
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez says: "Brazil are ranked second in the world, we're number three, we know who we are and we know the magnitude of the game. It's a dream match for our players, they were born to play in a match like this. Naturally we want to win but we are not expected to and that is an important difference. The two sides are very similar in terms of qualities. The difference is we haven't won a World Cup - simple as that."
Brazil don't have fully fit squad for the match with The Belgians. Casemiro is suspended and he will not play on this match. Marcelo and Douglas Costa are not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match.
On the other side Belgium don't have fresh injury concerns before the quarter final match against Brazil. All players are highly motivated for the match and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Brazil: Alisson; Fagner, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Fernandinho, Coutinho; Willian, Jesus, Neymar
Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen; Meunier, Witsel, De Bruyne, Carrasco; Mertens, E.Hazard; Lukaku
Brazil vs Belgium Prediction
What a great football game on Friday night when Brazil takes on Belgium. It will be one dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances on the both sides. Brazil actually go into the game as pretty strong favourites but they will have a hard job to go through. After convincingly beating Mexico 2-0 in the round of 16 The Brazilians are in full of confidence and they will play aggressive football from the first minute. Their main objective for the match will be to score a goal more, but they will control the ball from the beginning. Brazil have not faced a real test at this tournament and they have to play very cautious against dangerous Belgium. Brazil are unbeaten in their last 15 matches in all competitions (W11 D4), conceding just three goals in that run. On the other side Belgium are unbeaten in their last 23 matches. The Belgians like to play aggressive football in attack and they will try to score at least once on Friday night. Romelu Lukaku has scored with four of his five shots on target so far at the World Cup and he will be the most dangerous player for Belgium. This game could possibly be the biggest match of the World Cup so far and we will enjoy in dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances on the both sides.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Brazil vs Belgium Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect to see more then two goals on this match, but we don't expect to see a winner. Our second betting pick for the match is Draw. We will enjoy in dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances, and probably we will see lots of corners.
Brazil vs Belgium Correct Score Prediction
If you want to take a risk and bet on correct score, our betting pick goes on Correct Score 2-2. But, we expect from Belgium to score in extra time and to go through. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.