Belgium vs Gibraltar
World Cup Qualifiers – Europe (Group H)
Date: Thursday, 31 August 2018
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Maurice Dufrasne.
The first ranked Belgium is expecting Gibraltar at Stade Maurice Dufrasne and the hosts are probably expecting easily gained three points from this match.
After 6 rounds, Belgium has 16 points, which means they have almost an impeccable record. They’ve had only one draw in the 4th round when they played at home against Greece. Their most recent match, that is away leg against Estonia, added 4th clean-sheets win in their qualifications record. They won 0 – 2, and that is actually the only match where they scored less than 3 goals, if we don’t count the mentioned draw.
There are yet four rounds to go, but Belgium, with 16 points and an amazing 24 – 2 goal difference, is hardly going to be taken down from the throne.
Unlike their hosts-to-be, Gibraltar is definitely not in an avid position. On the contrary, with nothing but losses, they are in the last place in the league table. Their latest 1 – 2 defeat in the home leg against Cyprus, only confirmed that they have nothing else to hope for. There is no scenario in which Gibraltar can move up to the second, let alone, to the first place. Like Belgium, they also have an amazing goal difference, but it’s different kind of amazing – they scored 3 goals and conceded 24.
Belgium vs Gibraltar: Head to head
Their only head to head encounter has been the first leg in this group phase. Gibraltar allowed Belgium to score 6 goals at their turf, while they scored none.
Belgium vs Gibraltar: Predictions
There is no doubt Belgium will win this match. There is no actual, desperate need for winning or scoring a lot of goals, but 3 points surely mean further securing the first place. Belgium is visiting the second ranked Greece on Sunday, which is a far more important match, so they will probably save the key players.
Belgium vs Gibraltar: Bet Tips
Total goals over 6.5 @ 1.57 – William Hill
Asian handicap Belgium -6.5 @ 1.73 – Unibet.