Belgium vs Russia: do the Russians have a chance?

Belgium vs Russia: do the Russians have a chance?

Belgium

12/06/2021, at 19:00 GMT
Europe championship

Odds: 1.67

12/06/2021, at 19:00 GMT
Europe championship

Odds: 1.67

Russia

Two of the last three matches between national teams were awarded by penalties. Belgium have scored in the last three matches in the first half. In two of the last three matches Russia has scored against Belgium in the first half.

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Belgium

The selection for Euro 2020 was an easy walk for the Belgian national team. Roberto Martinez's team did not meet any resistance from Russia, Scotland, Cyprus, Kazakhstan and San Marino, winning the group with the highest possible number of points. The situation repeated itself in the League of Nations. The “red devils” won five out of six possible victories and won the group, being five points ahead of Denmark.

In qualifying for the World Cup, the Belgian national team confidently beat Wales in the starting round (3:1), but then unexpectedly stumbled on the Czech Republic (1:1), sharing points with the opponent. However, this mistake did not affect the alignments in the group in any way. After the defeat of Belarus (8:0), the Belgians settled on the first line, being ahead of the Czech Republic by three points.

Before the start of the European Championship, the “red devils” had two control matches, which ended with a 1:1 draw with Greece and a 1:0 victory over Croatia. It has long been known that Kevin de Bruyne will miss the opening match with Russia, except him Martinez will not be able to count on Eden Azar.

Russia

The Russian national team was not in the most difficult group in the selection for Euro 2020. Stanislav Cherchesov's team lost the fight for the first line to Belgium, but did not let anyone come close to the second place, being ahead of the third Scotland by as much as nine points. But in the League of Nations, the Russians failed. In the group with Hungary, Serbia and Turkey, they finished second, failing to improve in class.

The start of the selection for the world championship turned out to be more than successful for the Russian national team. The draw determined them not in the most difficult group, where in the first two rounds they managed to score six points in the confrontation with Malta (3:1) and Slovenia (2:1). However, already in the third round Russia stumbled. At a party they did not manage to take a single point against Slovakia (1:2), because of which the Russians were the second in the group.

In control matches before the start of Euro 2020, Cherchesov experimented a lot and results were quite satisfactory, ending in a 1:1 draw with Poland and a 1:0 victory over Bulgaria. Unpleasant news from the national team came on the eve of the starting fight at the tournament. Andrei Mostovoy passed a positive test for coronavirus and Roman Evgeniev took his place in the application for Euro 2020. So, what is the successful soccer prediction?

Prediction

In 2021 the Belgian national team did not surrender their positions and traditionally performed successfully on all fronts. Today the “red devils” are considered favorites for a reason. However, the lack of the opportunity to play with Russia with the strongest squad will definitely weaken the Belgians. Kevin de Bruyne is a key player, who simply cannot be replaced by anyone, while Eden Hazard, despite a faded game in Real Madrid, is a very important fighting unit for the national team.

To understand how important these players are to the national team, you can refer to the latest head-to-head meetings between teams. In two fights with Russia, Belgium scored seven goals. Eden Azar scored four goals and an assist, De Bruyne has two assists. In other words, only one of the seven Belgium goals against Russia happened without the participation of these players.

Two fights with Belgium in qualifying for the European Championship certainly helped Cherchesov understand the strengths and weaknesses of the opponent, so the favorite will hardly be able to present any special surprises. The support of native stands, the ability to act as a number two, an excellent understanding of the opponent's game, may well help the Russians to level the difference in class by catching on points.

We believe that the Russians have a chance for points. Prediction is Asian handicap (+1) for Russia. In bookmaker 1xBet this outcome is offered with odds of 1.67.

The Belgian national team will obviously act from a position of strength and will play the first number, with which the Russians will certainly gladly agree, who in such a situation will be much more comfortable playing on counterattacks. In face-to-face meetings in the selection for Euro 2020 teams gave scoring extravaganzas, but today it hardly makes sense to count on the continuation of the tradition.

In a short period of time, they will have to play three group stage matches, where it is very important to distribute forces, so that the result will come to the fore. In such a situation you can hardly hope for high performance.

Our second bet will be under 2.5 goals total. This bet can be placed for 1.86.

For those who like high odds and risk, we suggest betting on a draw. Such an outcome in the line can be found with odds of 3.84.

Place a bet on the line of 1xBet with odds of 1.67.

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