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Belgium vs. England World Cup Betting Preview for 3rd Place Play-Off

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Belgium vs. England 3rd Place Playoff Preveiw

The World Cup betting finals are set. But before players can make their online betting predictions on the championship match, we have to first get through the third place play-off. Let’s check on the odds to see what they’re predicting for this Belgium vs. England matchup.

2018 World Cup – Belgium vs. England – Saturday, July 14th   

When: 10:00 am ET

Where: St. Petersburg Stadium, St. Petersburg, Russia

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go

World Cup Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Belgium -½ (+120) 3 (-119) +123
England +½ (-135) 3 (+104) +229
Belgium/England Draw +274
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Belgium                   

The Belgians are pegged as a slight favorite in this matchup but not by much. Ultimately, winning this matchup won’t offer much consolation to either side. After delivering a dominant performance at each step of the tournament, including a 2-1 win over Brazil in the quarterfinals, Belgium’s offense came up short in their semifinal match against France. Losing 0-1, Belgium was unable to materialize anything during the match. As for this matchup; England has gotten the best of Belgium over the last couple of years. However, Belgium did upset England during their group stage matchup earlier in the tournament 1-0. They’ll undoubtedly look to deliver a more decisive finish this time around and finish out the World Cup on a high note.

Players to Watch: Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), and Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City).

England

Early in the tournament, England exploded onto the scene thanks to their overpowering offense. Harry Kane has emerged as a Golden Boot candidate as he has now racked up 6 goals for his squad. Nevertheless, England’s offense started to stutter as the tournament dragged on. And in the semifinal match against Croatia, England came up short 1-2. They now look to exit the World Cup with their heads held by high by upsetting Belgium this weekend. Ultimately this matchup will likely be decided by squad players. Since there’s nothing on the line, it seems like the managers will give the lesser stars a chance to shine.

Players to Watch: Harry Kane (Tottenham), John Stones (Manchester City), and Harry Maguire (Leicester City).

Belgium vs. England || 2018 World Cup Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Belgium is 4-1-0 SU in their last 5 games
  • Belgium has scored 11 goals in their last 5 games
  • The Belgians have allowed 6 goals in their last 5 games
  • England is 4-2-0 SU in their last 5 games
  • England has scored 10 goals in their last 5 games
  • The English have allowed 5 goals in their last 5 games
Belgium vs. England || 2018 World Cup Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet World Cup online take in this Belgium vs. England pairing? All in all it’s probably better to stick with the Englishmen here. This game is a bit of a tossup so you might as well take a shot on those more lucrative odds. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 1-0 England.

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