Belgium World Cup 2018 Betting – Odds, Group & Prediction

Belgium

The Red Devils are tipped to be one of the strongest contenders from the chasing pack behind the big four at the 2018 World Cup. They are stacked with some brilliant individual talent but can they pull it all together on the pitch as a united squad after falling short two years ago at Euro 2016?

Winner Odds*

Germany 9/2, Brazil 4/1, France 13/2, Spain 6/1, Argentina 10/1, Belgium 11/1, England 18/1, Portugal 25/1, Uruguay 33/1, Croatia 33/1, Colombia 40/1, Russia 40/1, Poland 50/1, bar 100/1* (betting odds taken at 7:46 p.m. on April 5th, 2018)

 

Belgium Group Stage

Belgium will expect to navigate their way safely through Group G at the World Cup 2018 and they are 5/6 odds-on favourites at Bet365 to win it. Their main challenge there will be from England but the way that the fixtures are set up, then it means that Belgium and England if they were both to win their opening two matches, would have already qualified before the two European nations meet at the end of the group.

That will likely be a battle for top spot, but at the same time, both sides would probably use the game to make changes and give some players a rest. Belgium’s opener is against Panama, one of the weakest sides in the competitions so there’s every chance that the Red Devils will get themselves a comfortable three points to open their account with. Their second match comes against African representatives Tunisia.

Belgium have a lot of star power from Christian Benteke to Eden Hazard, Kevin de Bruyne and Vincent Kompany. Two years ago at the European Championships, they were expected to be flying after a strong qualification campaign. But they never really looked as dynamic or capable of winning the tournament once they hit the big stage. Their big players never really performed.

Belgium Stage of Elimination Odds

So Belgium should not have a slip up in the group stage at all, so the minimum you are looking at for them is a round of sixteen place. In the round of sixteen, the Group G qualifiers face up to the Group H qualifiers which means some from Poland, Senegal, Colombia and Japan. That’s a wide-open group really so it’s hard to predict who they would go up against.

However, Belgium should have the beating of any of those and they will likely find themselves in the quarter finals. That’s where it gets tough. The likely projection is that in the final eight, Belgium would be going against either Brazil or Germany so there’s no easy path for them at that stage. It means that relatively Belgium could hit a brick wall at that point and it lends some solid value on them making a quarter-final exit at 3/1 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken at 15:13 p.m. on April 6th, 2018) in the stage of elimination market.

World Cup Record

Belgium have never really made a huge impression on their previous World Cup appearances. They did take part in the first-ever World Cup where they exited in the first round and that waste the story in each of their first three World Cup appearances actually. Between 1950 and 1966 they only made two more World Cup appearances and went home in the group stage in both of those as well.

An appearance in 1982 sparked a run of six consecutive World Cup appearances for them and their best finishes from that was round of sixteen exits in 1990, 1995 and in 2002. Then after missing the 2006 and 2010 World Cups they returned for Brazil 2014 and equalled their best run of a quarter-final finish. Their overall World Cup match record is W14 D9 L18.

Belgium Prediction

A quarter-final berth once again looks to be the best that the best that the Red Devils could get out of this. That’s not to say that they aren’t more talented and stronger, however the draw projects that they are going to have a tough quarter final match either way and that is where they are likely to be packing their bags. Back the 3/1 odds at bet365* (betting odds taken at 15:13 p.m. on April 6th, 2018) on a quarter-final stage of elimination for them.

 



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