France v Belgium Tips: Who will shine out of Lukaku and Griezmann?
The World Cup semi-finals get underway with a corker between two of the tournament’s most exciting attacking sides as France take on Belgium in Saint Petersburg tonight.
Both nations have reached this stage thanks to blistering forward displays. Roberto Martinez’s Red Devils have scored 14 goals so far and seen off South Korea and Brazil in the knockout rounds.
France, on the other hand, have taken apart South American opponents Uruguay and Argentina and scored six of their nine goals in their last-16 and quarter-final matches.
What makes this match so exciting is the sheer amount of attacking talent on display.
Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard will all be looking to make their mark once again after impressing throughout the tournament.
Lukaku showed against Brazil on Friday night that he is a man for the big occasion.
The Manchester United star didn’t get on the scoresheet against the Samba Boys but produced a blistering run to set up teammate Kevin de Bruyne to open the scoring.
Didier Deschamps will be looking towards Griezmann after the Atletico Madrid forward continued his impressive knockout stage form against Uruguay.
Last-16 star Mbappe was given more attention in the quarter-finals but could experience some enjoyment against Belgium’s aging centre-halves.
If you think the match will go the distance, it’s 10/1 apiece for either side to win on penalties.
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