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Belgium v England tips: Who will be best of the rest?

| 14.07.2018

The World Cup may not be coming home for either England or Belgium. But they have chance to end their tournament on a high here.

The Three Lions went a goal up on Croatia in the semi-final. But experience told as the Vatreni eventually ran out 2-1 winners.

Belgium fell to a Samuel Umtiti header going down 1-0 to France in their last-four clash. They’re 4/6 to win this game though.

Gareth Southgate’s men are 6/5 to take third place. The draw inside 90 minutes is 5/2.

Both sides played full strength sides in their semi-finals. But expect them to shuffle the pack here as they lick their collective wounds.

Jamie Vardy and Danny Welbeck could get a start for England. Vardy has played a bit-part role on the way to the last-four.

But he’s 11/2 to score first in 90 mins. Welbeck has only seen 15 minutes of action in the tournament but is 14/5 to score any-time.

Belgium’s danger man is Romelu Lukaku. He’s 6/1 to score the hat-trick he needs to steal the Golden Boot from Harry Kane.

The defensive line-ups could also shift from the first choice. The Red Devils may bring in Thomas Vermaelen and Dedryck Boyata into the back three.

Phil Jones and Gary Cahill may also get the nod for England.

Unfamiliar back-lines coupled with the 26 goals they’ve scored between them could trigger a goal-fest though.

Both teams to score in normal time is 1/2. It’s 6/4 to feature Over 3.5 Goals.

It will be a good chance to see the likes of Michy Batshuayi, 6/4 to score any time and midfielder Leander Dendoncker for Belgium.

England’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fabian Delph would expect to get significant game-time as well.

But neither side will want to go to extra-time after their semi-final disappointments. Belgium are 23/20 to get it done inside 90 mins.

The Three Lions are 21/20 to claim victory in normal time.

Check out more Belgium v England odds here.

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Charlie Dear

Charlie has covered sport for the likes of The Guardian, Football365 and FourFourTwo. Arsenal sufferer. German football enthusiast.