France vs Belgium Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
First semi final match in World Cup 2018 is about to be played on Tuesday and in main roles will be France and Belgium. This game is also good candidate to put our bets and earn some cash. These two teams play on regular basis since 1903. So far they played incredible seventy-three times! Belgium has somewhat better statistics but most of their victories were before WWII. In 1986 they played last time in World Cup and France won that match 4:2.
France deservedly reached semi finals when they defeated Uruguay. Before the match both teams were undefeated in their last eight games. Great blow for Uruguay was absence of Cavani who was man of the match in victory against Portugal. France had slight initiative but both teams created the same number of attempts to score. The main difference is that French goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, saved all four attempts that aimed towards goal. In fortieth minute Raphael Varane scored great header 0:1. Antoine Griezmann scores second goal for France in sixty-first minute and at that moment it became clear that match is over. France changed their formation from aggressive 4-3-3 to effective but rather boring 4-2-3-1. In three of their last four games, The Blues scored at least once in first half of the match. In this World Cup, their average number of goals is over 2.5. One standard first team player is under question because of knee injury and that may cause some problems to France against The Red Devils.
Thirty-eight years has passed since World Cup in Mexico. In that World Cup Belgium recorded their best result. The Red Devils already managed to repeat that success by reaching semi finals. Belgium had probably the hardest task in quarter-finals because their opponent was non other than Brazil. It is true that Brazil is far from glory days but defeating them is nevertheless great feat. It all started in thirteenth minute when Brazil scored own goal 0:1. In thirty-first minute Kevin De Bruyne doubles advantage 0:2. In last twenty minutes of the match, Belgium decided to practice defensive tasks. Fourteen minutes before the end Renato Augusto decreased the lead thus proving that Belgium must always attack if they want to win. Belgians won that match as well as seven more matches before that one. In fact, Belgium is undefeated in last twenty-four matches! Belgium is playing super offensive 3-4-3 formation with Lukaku, Hazard and De Bruyne as attackers while their substitutes are Dries Mertens, Batshuayi. Gentlemen, if there was justice in this World then we would have France vs. Belgium as final match.
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France coach Didier Deschamps: "We will be ready and will adapt ourselves to Belgium's organisation. Belgium are not here by chance. I prepared my players for different possibilities and it's not linked to Belgium."
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez: "It's great to be facing a team like France because they are very similar in terms of the individual talent they have."
France don't have many missing players for this important match with Belgium. Djibril Sidibe is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play, and all of them are highly motivated to play aggressive from the first minute.
On the other side Belgium don't have fresh injuries before semi-final game against France. Thomas Meunier is suspended and he can't play on Tuesday night. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
Possible starting lineups
France: Lloris; Hernandez, Umtiti, Varane, Pavard; Pogba, Kante; Matuidi, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud
Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Carrasco, Witsel, Fellaini, De Bruyne, Hazard; Lukaku
France vs Belgium Prediction
France and Belgium secured their spots in the last four of the World Cup and we expect an interesting and exciting football game. The teams have a long history, facing each other 73 times (France have won 24 of those games, while Belgium collected 30 wins). Les Bleus like to play strong and aggressive football in defending and have kept three clean sheets in last four games. They are in fine fettle and have won seven and drawn two of their nine subsequent matches. On the other side Belgium are in a brilliant run and they are unbeaten in the last 24 matches. The Red Devils have scored 14 goals at the World Cup and they like to play aggressive in attack. Their main objective for the match will be to score a goal more. They have many talented players and nine different players scored at this World Cup. Under the leadership of Roberto Martinez they are in full of confidence and all players are highly motivated to reach final game.
However our prediction and betting tips for the match France vs Belgium Prediction: Both teams to score. We expect an open and dynamic game with lots of scoring chances and thrills and expect to see goals. Both sides have a chance to go through and we don't expect to see a winner after 90 minutes. So our second betting pick for the match is Draw.
France vs Belgium Prediction Correct Score
We expect from both sides to score, but don't expect to see a winner. So our risky bet goes on correct score 2-2. It will be an interesting game with lots of scoring chances, corners and goals.
France vs Belgium Prediction Goalscorer
We expect from Kylian Mbapper and Romelu Lukaku both to score on Tuesday night. If you link these two bets then can win a big. This is an important game for both sides and also we expect lots of fouls and yellows. You can try to win more cash with bet on Fellaini and Matuidi to be booked. Try to win a big cash with our bet builder pick. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.