Belgium vs England Preview:

The third place playoff is something that both these teams would not have dreamt of when they started this world cup. By all means, the golden generation deserved more in this world cup and so did the Three Lions but football can be so cruel at times. From the start this has been a Topsy-Turvy World Cup and millions of hearts have been broken since the group stage when Germany became the first big name to depart from the world cup at the hands of South Koreans. The next round saw, Lionel Messi’s Argentina, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal and Sergio Ramos’ Spain being eliminated. The Quarter final saw Brazil making the exit alongside Uruguay. The semi finals saw Belgium and England out and now they would compete for the Bronze medal and would console them that there’s always a next time.

Both Belgium and England are expected to score at least two goals in this game each and as every third place playoff match had seen so many goals it is likely that both these teams would not hold anything back from this game. England would be making some changes on the team sheet after Kyle Walker, Jordan Henderson and Kieran tripper picking up knocks in their last outing. However, Belgium would once again add Thomas Meunier on the team sheet for this game and opting for their starting formation in this world cup.

The clash is to be held at Stade Roi Baudouin  at 1500 hours Local Time on Saturday.

 

Belgium vs England Betting Odds:

According to Bet365 the odds of Belgium winning this game is 6/5 and the odds of England winning this game is 23/10 and the odds for a draw is 11/4. Similar odds have been provided by Skybet too as their odds for Belgium emerging out victorious are 6/5 and for England to win the odds are 21/10 and chances for a draw is 11/4. Betfair odds for Belgium in this game is 6/5, for England the chances are 23/10 and for a draw is 11/4.

 

Recent Form:

England – D W D L W W
Belgium –  L W W W W W

 

 

Predictions:

Belgium is winning this game.

 

Man Of The Match:

If Belgium has to win then it would fall on Eden Hazard and if England wins, it will be Harry Kane.