Two European heavyweights clash at the top of Group G with their respective places in the last 16 assured and only group standing to play for. Both Belgium and England have impressed in their performances against Panama and Tunisia and they both look well placed to make an assault on the World Cup this year and they will both be eager to place down a marker here moving forward.
FIFA World Cup – Group G – Belgium vs England – Kaliningrad Arena.
Thursday 28th June 2018
Kick-off: 19.00 GMT
- Belgium – Best Odds – 9/5 (Ladbrokes)
- England – Best Odds – 2/1 (Coral)
- Draw – Best Odds – 21/10 (Betfred)
The Red Devils have enjoyed a perfect start in Group G, winning comfortably against Panama and Tunisia and they look well set to kick on from here.
They will be looking to improve upon their quarter final finish in 2014 and potentially emulate the 1986 side that reached the semi-finals.
Romelu Lukaku is the principal goal threat in a team blessed with attacking talent and he has scored 4 goals already at the World Cup.
Gareth Southgate’s men have been equally as impressive in their wins over Panama and Tunisia and England have won their first two games at a World Cup for the first time since 2006.
The Three Lions have a youthful, inexperienced squad at their disposal and were able to rest key men in the second half of their 6-1 thumping of Panama.
Harry Kane is in red hot form for England and he has scored 5 goals already in the tournament to lead the race for the Golden Boot.
Head to Head
England boss the head to head between the sides with an impressive 15:2 lead in the overall records whilst another 4 games have ended as draws.
England won the last game between the sides back in 2012 with Danny Welbeck scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win at Wembley.
Odds and Predictions
Both sides are in great nick and will want to entertain and attempt to top the group.
Both teams to score – YES – looks a very good bet at 8/11 with William Hill.
Harry Kane is in great form for England and is very much their talisman.
Harry Kane to score anytime looks an excellent bet at 11/10 with Bet Bright.
They have managed 16 goals between them so far at the World Cup so goals are to be expected.
Over 1.5 goals in the game looks the banker bet at 4/11 with Betway.
Both sides have assured qualification and it could be a very even game between two excellent sides.
The match to finish as a draw looks a super bet at 21/10 with Betfred.
Belgium 1 – 1 England – 11/2 with 888 Sport.
Top Betting Tip
This could be one of the games of the tournament between two sides full of confidence and in good form.
The match to finish as a draw and both teams to score looks a brilliant bet at 18/5 with Bet Victor.