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Belgium v Russia Prediction

March 20, 2019

 

Looking at Belgium v Russia Prediction, Belgium will be looking to begin their Euro 2020 qualification campaign with a win when they welcome Russia to the Stade Roi Baudouin on Thursday.

 

Roberto Martinez's team are one of the favourites to lift the trophy at next summer's tournament, having finished third at the World Cup last year.


Unbeaten in 21 competitive matches on home soil, they are 4/13 (1.31) favourites with bet365 to come out on top in Brussels.


Russia surprised everyone to reach the quarter-finals in last summer's World Cup as hosts, and are priced at 31/4 (8.75) to pull off another shock with a victory here.

 

The sides shared an exciting 3-3 draw when they last met in a friendly two years ago, and there are odds of 4/1 (5.00) on offer on them cancelling each other out once again.

 

Belgium vs Russia Team news
Romelu Lukaku is unlikely to feature after missing training due to a problem with his foot, while Mousa Dembele and Thomas Meunier have both pulled out of the squad due to injury.

 

Spartak Moscow duo Ilya Kutepov and Roman Zobnin have both been forced to withdraw from the squad with a groin injury and broken hand, respectively.

 

Considering their wealth of attacking talent, the Red Devils are unlikely to struggle too much for cutting edge even if Lukaku fails to recover in time for this clash.

 

However, while they average over three goals a game in competitive matches under Martinez, the astonishing collapse from two goals up to lose 5-2 to Switzerland in the final Nations League game underlines their lack of solidity at the back.

 

Belgium vs Russia Predictions
While another six-goal thriller looks unlikely against Stanislav Cherchesov's side, odds of 5/6 (1.83) offer solid value on Belgium coming out on top in a match featuring at least three goals.

 

*Odds accurate at time of writing! 20/03/2019 14:46 p.m

 

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