Belgium vs Russia
Europe – Euro Qualifiers
Date: Thursday, 21st March 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: King Baudouin Stadium (Brusel).
The golden generation of Belgium hasn’t yet done justice to the immense talent they have on offer. The team looked like it might go all the way in the World Cup, but their campaign was cut short in the semi-finals by eventual winners France. The team fought well against the French, only to lose their shot at glory by a momentary lapse of concentration during a corner-kick, which Samuel Umtiti converted into the lone and winning goal.
This Thursday, they are back to make amends.
Russia too impressed fans in front of the world stage last summer. No one really counted on them to get out of the tough group in the World Cup. But the team went till the last-eight, even ousting favorites Spain.
Belgium vs Russia Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the last 20 years, Belgium holds a 100% unbeaten record against this opponent.
- Belgium found the back of the net in every single during this period.
- At home, the team managed a 100% winning record since 2002.
- Russia failed to score in two of the last three ties.
Belgium vs Russia Prediction
Quite frankly, Belgium is on a whole different dimension of quality compared to Russia. This sentiment was reflected in the just-concluded UEFA Nations League competition. The former was part of the top-most tier, whereas Russia competed in League B.
Moreover, Belgium has a 100% unbeaten record in the last 20 years in h2h matches, and a 100% winning record at home. They have scored in every single one of these encounters and did so twice or more in every attempts bar once. On top of that, Russia failed to score twice in the last three meetings.
And finally, the home advantage will hugely boost the chance of Belgium, who wants to go all the way in the main tournament. And consequentially, the team will want to begin on a high. Russia, meanwhile, does not fare well while on the road. Their heroics in the world cup were majorly due to their home status.
Expect Belgium to take reins of this tie from the beginning itself.
Belgium vs Russia Betting Tips
Belgium to Score in the First Half @ 1.50 (1/2)
Half Time Result: Belgium to Win @ 1.80 (4/5).