Argentina v Belgium Betting

2014 World Cup - Quarter Finals
5th July - KO: 5pm BST -
Brasilia

The third 2014 World Cup quarter final will be between Argentina and Belgium on Saturday 5th July in Brasilia. Both teams are unbeaten in the competition but have been equally as unimpressive. Argentina topped Group F with wins over Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran and Nigeria before beating Switzerland with a late Angel Di Maria winner deep into extra time in the second round.

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Belgium were winners of Group H with victories over Algeria, Russia and South Korea and like Argentina were taken to extra time by a Tim Howard inspired United States team. Goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku in the extra period gave Belgium the initiative before being made to sweat late on courtesy of a Julian Green strike for the USA.

The pair will be meeting for the third time in World Cups, with a win apiece. Belgium were triumphant in the 1982 World Cup winning 1-0, but Argentina got revenge in the 1986 World Cup semi-final as Diego Maradona inspired the South Americans to a 2-0 win before going on to lift the trophy.

The bookies see Argentina as the likely favourites to qualify for the semi finals.

Argentina | Belgium

Saturday 5th July
5.00pmArgentina v BelgiumBetting PreviewOdds
Tips:Draw @ 23/10
Last goal scored over 70 minutes @ evens
Romelu Lukaku to score anytime @ 31/10

Argentina v Belgium Odds

Match Betting:

To Qualify Odds:

First Goalscorer Odds:

Correct Score Odds:

Tournament Form

Argentina:

DateTimeTVFixtureVenue
15 Jun23:00BBCArgentina 2 - 1 Bosnia and HerzegovinaRio de Janeiro
21 Jun17:00ITVArgentina 1 - 0 IranBelo Horizonte
25 Jun17:00ITVNigeria 2 - 3 ArgentinaPort Alegre
01 Jul17:00TBCArgentina v SwitzerlandSao Paulo

Belgium:

DateTimeTVFixtureVenue
17 Jun17:00ITVBelgium 2 - 1 AlgeriaBelo Horizonte
22 Jun17:00BBCBelgium 1 - 0 RussiaRio de Janeiro
26 Jun21:00ITVSouth Korea 0 - 1 BelgiumSao Paulo
01 Jul21:00TBCBelgium v United StatesSalvador

Head to Head

  • 1986 World Cup - 25th June 1986 - Argentina 2 - 0 Belgium
  • 1982 World Cup - 13th June 1982 - Argentina 0 - 1 Belgium

Key Players

Angel Di Maria - Di Maria was the hero in the second round as his extra time goal seperated the sides. It wasn't a stellar display from the Real madrid man but he has bags of energy and whilst the Belgium defence concentrate on keeping Lionel Messi quiet, Di Maria looks the most likely of the other Argentina players in attack.

Thibaut Courtois - The Chelsea keeper brings a stellar season domestically on loan at Atletico Madrid with him into the tournament and is still yet to feature on the losing side for Belgium, keeping six clean sheets from ten qualifiers for the finals and the key man to stop Messi and co in Brasilia.

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Full Time Result /
Qualifying Statistics

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Goal Stats - Last 0 Games Results
BTTS
0
W
0
L
0
D

Belgium have won 66.67%, drawn 22.22% and lost 11.11% of their last 9 games.

Belgium have kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 9 games, going on to win 6 and draw 2 of these matches.

Belgium have failed to score in 2 of their last 9 games.

Goal Stats - Last 9 Games
BTTS
6
W
1
L
2
D
BELGIUM
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6 - 0
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ANDORRA
BOSNIA & HERZ.
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1 - 1
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BELGIUM
BELGIUM
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0 - 0
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WALES
BELGIUM
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5 - 0
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CYPRUS
WALES
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1 - 0
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BELGIUM
BELGIUM
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3 - 1
.
BOSNIA & HERZ.
CYPRUS
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0 - 1
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BELGIUM
ANDORRA
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1 - 4
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BELGIUM
BELGIUM
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3 - 1
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Winners Poll /
Who will win the 2018 World Cup?
Germany
16%
Argentina
12%
Brazil
14%
Spain
4%
France
7%
Belgium
5%
Italy
3%
Netherlands
3%
England
5%
Portugal
9%
Colombia
2%
Other
20%
Total Votes: 291
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