Belgium vs Russia Prediction & Tips
Belgium and Russia meet at Saint Petersburg Stadium, in a match for the Euro Cup (Group Stage). In the last 3 years there are only 2 head-to-heads between these two teams: one on 16‑11‑2019, which ended with Belgium winning by (1‑4), and the most recent one on 21‑03‑2019, which ended with the victory of Belgium by (3‑1).
The team makes its debut in this edition of the competition, as it did not have to compete in any of the qualifiers prior to this group stage. In their last match, for the Friendlies, they won against Croatia by (1‑0). In the last 10 matches Belgium has 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. The team has conceded goals to its opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their offense has been scoring with great regularity, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches. In their games there is a tendency towards goals, as 18 of their last 19 games have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 15 matches, they have turned the score around in 4 of the 5 matches in which they conceded the first goal.
Belgium comes motivated for this match after their 1×0 victory over Croatia – Lukaku scored the only goal of the match in the 38th minute. The Belgian team is going through a good moment, with several victories in recent matches. The Belgian team usually plays in a 5-2-3 formation, with a slower playing style. For that, they can count on the defensive capacity of Jason Denayer, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen. The Belgians also have quality players like Dries Mertens, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne.
The team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first match in this competition. In their last match, for the Friendlies, they won against Bulgaria by (1‑0). In the last 10 matches Russia has won 3, tied 4 and lost 3. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their offense has been scoring regularly, as they have managed to score in 7 of the last 10 games. In their games there is a tendency to have goals, as 13 out of 19 ended with Over 2.5 goals on the scoreboard. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have never been able to turn the score around.
Russia comes motivated for this match after beating Bulgaria by 1×0 in a friendly: Sobolev scored the winning goal in the 84th minute with a penalty. Unlike their rivals in this match, Russia usually play with a 5-3-2 formation, with Rifat Zhemaletdinov and Artem Dzyuba as the two most advanced players. When the Russians attack, they tend to do so on the right flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by right-back Mario Fernandes. Russian coach Stanislav Cherchesov will not have left-back Fedor Kudryashov due to a medical problem.
Belgium – Russia FREE TIPS
Belgium – Win @ 1.65
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90