The prediction of Belgium and Russia comes before the match of the 1st round of the EURO 2020 group stage. This game will be played on June 12th at Gazprom Arena, Russia. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Belgium vs Russia Match Preview and Team News
The two nations happened to be in the same group during the qualification process, and Russia finished second to Belgium, who bagged 30 points from 10 matches, with Russia earning six lesser. Belgium goes to this tournament still ranked top of the world and will be hoping to build on their run towards this competition. They beat Croatia 1-0 in their final warm-up game and had a tremendous defensive organization which they’ll hope continues in this tournament. Belgium conceded the fewest goals in the qualifiers (3) and showed they could have that edge in defense as they do in attack. Dries Mertens enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has problems. Romelu Lukaku is a real goal machine, a fantastic season is behind him, and he is doing great in the penalty area.
Inconsistency has laced Russia’s matches lately, but they wrapped up their warm-up matches in preparation for the Euros with a 1-0 win over Bulgaria. That marked the first game in seven that Russia has kept a clean sheet, and they have just three wins in their last 11 matches. The fact that they will be playing on home soil should be inspiring enough for Russia, but Belgium will be more challenging than the matches they’ve played recently. Russia lost to Slovakia then drew with Poland before beating Bulgaria. More positively, they’ve scored in each of their last five matches and will hope to breach a Belgium defense that hasn’t been really firm in recent times. This will be like a home game for the Russians, and holding a four-game unbeaten run at home may be an excellent starter to their tournament. One thing that may weigh down Russia is the fact that they aren’t very sharp in attack. Artem Dzyba is an experienced player who is doing great in the penalty area, he scored many goals in Zenit, and he is a real leader in the national team. Stanislav Cherchesov is an experienced coach doing a great job with the national team, and even better results are expected in the upcoming period.
Belgium vs Russia Predicted Lineups
Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen, Castagne, Tielemans, Dendoncker, Carrasco, Mertens, Hazard, Lukaku.
Russia: Shunin, Barinov, Dzhikiya, Semenov, Fernandes, Zobnin, Ozdoev, Kuzyaev, Miranchuk, Golovin, Dzyuba.
Belgium vs Russia Betting Tips and Predictions
Belgium is the favorite in this match, and they are among the main favorites to win the European Championship.
The prediction for this match is over 1.5 goals. We hope that football fans will enjoy this match.
Belgium to win @1.75
Over 1,5 FT @1.40
Correct score 2:0 @9.00