France vs Belgium Betting Tip
Statistics, predictions and bet tips with highest odds for the World Cup Match France vs Belgium. Sounds analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance by football experts.
France vs Belgium | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
1998 winners France take on Belgium on Tuesday for a place in the 2018 World Cup Final, with both teams going into the tie unbeaten so far in Russia this summer. There is little to separate the duo ahead of kick-off in Saint Petersburg, with the amount of attacking talent on display meaning that many are predicting a hugely entertaining encounter.
France and Belgium meet in the first World Cup semi-final on Tuesday evening, with the European neighbours both looking to be the first team to reach the final in Russia. However, with neither side having suffered defeat so far this summer, it promises to be a close encounter, with one moment of genius or one mistake potentially determining the eventual winner. For those still unsure of who to back ahead of kick-off, it is well worth checking out our top betting tip below. However, let’s first take a closer look at the two teams, starting with France.
France News & Form
Goals from Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann helped France overcome Uruguay in the semi-finals on Friday, with Les Bleus having made it through to the last four without suffering defeat in Russia. Despite perhaps not firing on all cylinders to date, the likes of N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe and Griezmann mean that France are a match for anyone on their day, while manager Didier Deschamps has no injury or suspension worries ahead of kick-off on Tuesday.
Belgium News & Form
Belgium have beaten the likes of England, Japan and Brazil on their way to reaching the semi-finals, with Manchester United man Romelu Lukaku having scored four goals to date in Russia. Manager Roberto Martinez is likely to stick with the same starting eleven that helped the Red Devils to overcome former favourites Brazil in the quarter finals, meaning that Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli will retain their spots.
France vs Belgium Head to Head
Since the year 2000, France and Belgium have met just five times, with Belgium having come out on top on two occasions, as well as recording the same number of draws along the way. Indeed, it was the Red Devils who ran out victors the last time the duo met in 2015, with both Eden Hazard and Marouane Fellaini finding the back of the net in an entertaining 4-3 friendly success. However, with the two nations having not met since this day, perhaps few conclusions can be made surrounding their head-to-head record.
France vs Belgium Odds and Predictions
Given their experience at major tournaments and number of world class players within their squad, it perhaps comes as little surprise that it is France who are the narrow favourites to qualify on Tuesday with the majority of major online bookmakers. Les Bleus are available at odds of 8/13 with William Hill to qualify for the final, while opponents Belgium are priced at 11/10 on the same platform. Meanwhile, a draw after 90 minutes is also available at 9/4 with Paddy Power.
Our Top Betting Tip: “both teams scoring”
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on both teams scoring during the 90 minutes in Saint Petersburg, a market is available at a best price of 4/5 with Ladbrokes.
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