England vs Belgium Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Thursday, England and Belgium will face off in the final round of their Group G campaign. Both teams have secured their place in the knock-out phase and this clash will decide who will progress further from the first place in the group.
England is placed first in the group with six points from two wins. In the first round they beat Tunisia by the score of 1-2, and in the second they demonstrated their potential and strength against Panama. The final result of that outing was 6-1. The English squad started the match with all of their might and as a result, scored five goals in the first half alone. Stones scored two, Lingard one, and Kane added two goals of his own from the penalty spot. In the second half, Kane managed to get a hat-trick after Loftus-Cheek’s shot deflected off his foot and went into the goal. That might have just been the easiest hat-trick in the history of the World Cup with two penalty-kicks and a deflection. Nonetheless, England managed to meet the high expectations that were set before them and it really seems that after a long time, they have a generation that could do something big.
Belgium is placed second in the group with six points from two wins. They have the same goal difference and England, +6, but have more yellow cards, and for that reason are placed where they are. In the first match of their World Cup campaign they beat Panama by the score of 3-0, and in the second they annihilated Tunisia by the score of 5-2. Just six minutes into the match, Hazard opened the goal scoring sheet from the penalty spot. Ten minutes later, Lukaku scored his first goal of the game. In the stoppage time, he netted his second. In the second half, Belgium continued with their attacks and had no intention of stopping. As a result, they got two more goals. Hazard scored early in the half and Batshuayi got his name on to the scoreboard in the final minutes of the match. Belgium dominated in all aspects of the game. They had twenty-three shots of which twelve were on target. If they continue playing like this, they could be one of the favorites to go all the way and in the end, win the Cup.
When it comes to the previous matches between these two sides, England has been the dominant one. They have played a total of five clashes. Of those five, the first three ended as draws, and the two most recent ones went to England. They played their first game way back in 1954 and the most recent one in 2012. Both teams have made a successful transition between generations and look as good as ever. Their players play for some of the best clubs in the world and so far in the competition, they've proved their worth. This match will be a true spectacle for all the football viewers and the fact that both teams will play without pressure, just makes it that much better.
England vs Belgium Stats
Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches without World Cup 2018)
|SHOTS ON TARGET||98||52|
|SHOTS OFF TARGET||68||45|
|OVER 1.5 GOALS||8||5|
|OVER 2.5 GOALS||8||3|
|OVER 3.5 GOALS||6||1|
|UNDER 1.5 GOALS||2||5|
|UNDER 2.5 GOALS||2||7|
|BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE||4||3|
England don't have many missing players for the match against Belgium. England captain Harry Kane may be one of the players rested in Kaliningrad.
On the other side Belgium don't have fresh injuries, but looks like some key players will be rested. Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Dries Mertens are not fully fit and we don't expect to see them in starting XI.
Possible starting lineups
England: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Cahill, Alexander-Arnold, Rose, Dier, Alli, Lingard, Rashford, Kane
Belgium: Courtois, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Boyata, Meunier, Carrasco, Fellaini, De Bruyne, T. Hazard, Tielemans, Batshuayi
England vs Belgium Prediction
What a great football game to watch and a perfect one for betting. Match England vs Belgium brings us fantastic betting opportunity and you shouldn't miss to bet on. These two teams have probably been the most impressive sides of the tournament so far and it will be an interesting and exciting game with lots of scoring chances. England have a good record against Belgium, winning 15 of their 21 meetings, but this time they can't be absolute favourites to win. The Three Lions are highly motivated to win this game, but also they will be satisfied with a Draw. England have won both matches in Group G, but they beat Tunisia by late goal. On the other side Belgium comfortably won both of their fixtures, beating Panama 3-0 and then going on to thrash Tunisia 5-2. Both teams will battle it out for top spot in Group G in Kaliningrad and we will enjoy in a game with lots of thrills and excitements. But, this time looks like both teams are likely to second spot to avoid Brazil until semifinals.
However, our prediction and betting tips for the match England vs Belgium Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect an interesting game with lots of scoring chances. Belgium have talented reserves who want to prove themselves, so The Three Lions will have a good chance to score after fast winger attacks. On this match, we don't expect lots of yellows, but expect lots of corners, especially for Belgium. We believe Belgium will collect at least five corners on the match. So you can bet on Over 9.5 corners. We believe England are closer to win and it will be our second betting pick for the match.
England vs Belgium Correct Score Prediction
We expect from both teams to score and expect lots of scoring chances and goals. Exactly, we expect England to win 2-1 and our risky bet goes on correct score 2-1.
England vs Belgium Goalscorer Prediction
Kevin De Bruyne will be a key player for Belgium on this match and we believe he can score. You can try to win more cash with bet on this pick. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.