England vs Belgium Odds

England vs Belgium World Cup 2018

Whenever two European sides clash at the World Cup there's always plenty of hype, and this match should live up to expectations. Both nations boast considerable talent, and the fact that almost the entire first team squad of both nations are regulars in the English Premier League, this match is perhaps the closest we will get to a Premier League All Star fixture, ironically a suggestion by Belgium's Romelu Lukaku.

Unfortunately, there is the potential for us to be robbed of seeing both teams at full strength. Each side has picked up six points and secured progression to the next round, so there is plenty of suggestion that this match could lack the intensity of a meeting between the sides in the knockout stages.

There has been plenty of talk of the possible advantage of finishing second in this group. As the Group G matches are last to be played, it will be possible for the English and Belgian teams to look at the best path to the World Cup final. It may be dangerous to get the binoculars out too early, although it's certainly worth consideration if it means avoiding Germany or Brazil in the quarter-finals.

With all the talk about this subject, the final decision may end up being completely out of each side's control. Currently, Belgium and England have scored the same number of goals and are level on goal difference. If this match ends in a draw, the number of FIFA Fair Play points (yellow and red cards) will separate the teams. If this remains level as well, FIFA will need to draw lots to determine the group winner. 

England enter as the slight favourite and can look to their excellent record against their close neighbours as inspiration for a potential victory here. They have only lost twice to the Belgians, and avoiding defeat here may be enough for them to finish atop Group G.

As it stands, and regardless of exterior factors, all three results are a firm possibility in this match. Belgium will start as the outsider, paying +176, while England are at +162 and the draw is available for +218. This about sums up the chances of both teams, and we're finding it difficult to pick a winner here. A draw is in our opinion the most likely result.

As far as goals go, both sides have been in great touch in the final third and we can definitely see both teams scoring. As the result doesn't really matter, we could even see a few goals, so we're going with a 2-2 final score.

England vs Belgium Betting Tips

  • 1

    Which Teams Will Score? - Both Teams @ -139

  • 2

    Over/Under - Over +2.5 @ -104

  • 3

    Matchbet and Totals - Draw and Over 2.5 goals @ +1023

  • 4

    Correct Score - Draw 2-2 @ +1100

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All three options in the head to head market are are paying over 2:1 odds for this match, which means you're guaranteed a decent payout regardless of the result you choose. But it's not that simple. The problem is that it's much harder to pick a winner when the odds are this tight, and even more so when we don't yet know which players will take the field for their respective teams. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives.

For instance, you could always choose to remove the draw from your thoughts and place a wager on the draw no bet line. In the event of a draw, your wager would simply be refunded, allowing you to make a more aggressive choice. In this market, Belgium are offering -103, while England are paying -113. Both teams still appear at great value here, and it's a worthy option if you prefer a two-result type of wager.

We have made it clear that we think there will be goals in this match, given the talented attacking players available to both teams. In the over/under market, the line is set at +2.5, which means that if three or more goals are scored you will win if you select the over option. That's what we would be choosing, and it's great value at -104.

If you're happy with the overs, you can boost your pick significantly in the matchbet and totals market. By combining the +2.5 prediction with the match result, you can obtain odds of +1023 for the draw and over +2.5 goals market.

Of course, you can always try and predict the correct score. Our pick of 2-2 is paying +1100.