Belgium v Russia Betting
2014 World Cup - Group H
22nd June - KO: 5pm BST -
Estadio do Maracana, Rio
The second round of games in Group H will perhaps be the pivotal ones with this match between Belgium and Russia at the Maracana one of the highlights of the 2014 World Cup. The Group betting suggests that these two sides are the favourites to progress through to the knock-out stages which should ensure that we enjoy a cracker of a game.
A second half double from Belgium was enough to come from behind to beat Algeria 201 in their first match whilst Russia could only draw 1-1 with South Korea. It's fair to say both sides were unconvincing in their opening games, but Belgium will know a draw keeps the Russians at arms length with one game to go, with neither team wanting to finish second and set up a likely last sixteen clash with Germany.
Belgium are the seeded team here given how they cruised through the qualification process and the betting suggest they are the favourites to claim the three points. The Belgians are packed full of top class talent but they not have it easy against a strong Russian tram. Fabio Capello has plenty of experience at this level and the former England coach will fancy his chances of casing an upset here. It is worth noting however that Russia have never beaten Belgium in three attempts, including when they lost 3-2 during the 2002 World Cup.
|Sunday 22nd June 2014|
|5.00pm||Belgium v Russia||Betting Preview|
|Tips:||Belgium to win @ 20/21|
|Origi to score first @ 15/2|
|2nd half the highest scoring half @ 11/10|
Belgium v Russia Match Odds
Match betting suspended...
Head to Head
- International Friendly - Wed 17th Nov 2010 - Russia 0-2 Belgium
- World Cup Match - Fri 14th Jun 2002 - Belgium 3-2
- International Friendly - Wed 24th Apr 1996 - Belgium 0-0 Russia
Eden Hazard -The Chelsea midfielder is one of the most talented in the world and has been in cracking form in the Premier League. He has all the tricks and skills to unlock any defence and he will be charged with the play-maker roll for Belgium during the World Cup.
Aleksei Berezutski -A strong defender for CSKA Moscow who is likely to be one of the first names on the teamsheet for russia during the tournament. He has well over 50 caps at this level and if Russia are to progress, he is likely to have to have a good World Cup in Brazil.
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.
Russia have won 60.00%, drawn 20.00% and lost 20.00% of their last 10 games.
Russia have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 10 games, going on to win 6 and draw 2 of these matches.
Russia have failed to score in 2 of their last 10 games.
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