England vs. Belgium: Will Both Sides Rest their Stars?

Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
England vs. Belgium - World Cup Betting Preview

This Thursday, World Cup betting players will be shaking in anticipation as one of the best pairings of the tournament is upon us. No doubt about it, the England vs. Belgium matchup will live up to the hype. Both teams have been playing phenomenally, and while they’re both guaranteed to make it out of the group stage, there’s no denying that both sides will be vying for bragging rights. So, what kind of odds are sports betting sites giving both sides?

2018 World Cup – England vs. Belgium – Thursday, June 28th   

When: 2:00 pm ET

Where: Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad, Russia

TV: Fox

Stream: Fox Sports Go

Bet on the World Cup Odds:

England PK (-111) 2½ (-128) +182
Belgium PK (-104) 2½ (+113) +193
England/Belgium Draw +210
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Depending on how other groups shape up, winning this matchup could prove to be a disadvantage. Only because it could mean getting paired against one of the top dogs in the tournament. Nevertheless, the uncertainty in other groups makes losing this game on purpose ill-advised. But what do the English have to gain in victory? Well, quite simply, confidence. Belgium ranks amongst the best in the tournament and they’ve been on point lately. In other words, if England can triumph over Belgium, they should be able to beat out every other team in this year’s World Cup. Nevertheless, it seems more than likely that both sides will be resting their starters. If that’s the case, maybe we won’t get the spectacle we’ll all anticipating.

Players to Watch: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Raheem Sterling (Man City), and Eric Dier (Tottenham).


With wins over Tunisia and Panama, Belgium is now ready to test their might against a much tougher opponent. However, a win in this matchup could potentially mean facing Brazil. If that’s the case, maybe Belgium will deliver a less than triumphant effort this Thursday. It’s certainly not what we would like to see. But in the end, it might be the more strategic option.

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

England vs. Belgium || World Cup Betting Predictions


  • England is 4-0-1 SU in their last 5 Games
  • England has scored 15 goals in their last 5 Games
  • The English have allowed 4 goals in their last 5 Games
  • Belgium is 4-0-1 SU in their last 5 Games
  • Belgium has scored 15 goals in their last 5 Games
  • The Belgians have allowed 3 goals in their last 5 Games
England vs. Belgium || World Cup Betting Picks

So which side should players learning how to bet on the World Cup favor in this England vs. Belgium pairing? Well, if both sides are resting, it will be difficult to predict who will come out on top. The odds out on both sides make them great options straight up. Heck, even the draw offers some good value. All in all, it might be best to take the draw option in this pairing since it offers the best payout. Sign up today to make your World Cup prediction!

Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw.