Belgium vs Russia: Team Form
Belgium qualified for Euro 2020 with ease, winning all 10 of their Group I matches. The Red Devils scored 40 goals and conceded just three during the campaign, justifying their label as one of the pre-tournament favourites. Belgium have also made an unbeaten start to their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign, beating both Wales and Belarus in the process.
Russia’s two Euro 2020 qualifying defeats came at the hands of Belgium. They still finished comfortably clear of Scotland in Group I, having hit 9 goals against minnows San Marino during the campaign. However, things have not been going well since then, with a 5-0 UEFA Nations League defeat against Serbia having been particularly disappointing.
Last 5 Match Results
- Belgium 2-0 England
- Belgium 4-2 Denmark
- Belgium 3-1 Wales
- Czech Republic 1-1 Belgium
- Belgium 8-0 Belarus
- Turkey 3-2 Russia
- Serbia 5-0 Russia
- Malta 1-3 Russia
- Russia 2-1 Slovenia
- Slovakia 2-1 Russia
Belgium vs Russia: Team News
The Belgium team needs no introduction. Superstars including Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard have the ability to win matches on their own. Elsewhere, Dries Mertens, Toby Alderweireld and Thibaut Courtois have vast experience. While there full squad has yet to be announced, the Belgium starting XI is fairly predictable, given their 3-5-2 formation.
Russia are likely to bring a hugely experienced squad to Euro 2020. Captain Artem Dzyuba is their biggest threat in front of goal, while AS Monaco midfielder Aleksandr Golovin made a name for himself at the 2018 World Cup. Elsewhere, 37-year-old former Chelsea player Yuri Zhirkov could well make the cut.
Head to Head Belgium vs Russia
The two teams have met seven times in the past, with Russia still searching for their first victory over Belgium. The duo were part of the same Euro 2020 qualifying group, with Belgium having won home and away. The Red Devils ran out 3-1 winners on home soil, following that result up with a 4-1 success on the road in November 2019. The two wins potentially give punters a good indication as to how this Group B clash could end up.
Belgium vs Russia Betting Odds
Ahead of kick-off in St. Petersburg, Russia are the rank outsiders with online bookmakers. Russia are priced at 9/2 by Betfair, while a draw is available to back at 3/1 on a number of different betting sites. With Belgium having scored goals for fun of late, betting on them finding the back of the net over 2.5 times, at odds of 11/4 from Betfred, is very appealing. Russia have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last five matches, with their problems here likely to be showcased against the attacking prowess of Belgium.
Our Belgium vs Russia Betting Tip
The attractive odds available online mean that our top betting tip for this Group B clash is to simply back Belgium to claim all three points. With such creativity and firewpoer in their ranks, Belgium should have enough to overcome Russia, who are not the force they once were. A Belgium win can be backed at best odds of 4/6 with William Hill.