World Cup 2018: England vs Belgium, Kickoffs, lineup,prediction, history, and betting odds

Jon Snow
Thu Jun,2018
World Cup 2018: England vs Belgium, Kickoffs, lineup,prediction, history, and betting odds Other

Regarded among the prominent teams in World Cup 2018, England and Belgium are going head-to-head this Thursday. Both the teams with the advantage of 6 points are already qualified for the Round of 16 from the Group G. Initially, Belgium became highlighted the victory of 5-2 against Tunisia, which later got a break after England scored 6-1 against Panama. 

Fans are crazily waiting for the clash of the 2 big teams, leaving a weak priority to another match of Group G: Panama vs Tunisia.

Kickoff Time and Venue

England will face Belgium at the Kaliningrad Stadium on Thursday, June 28(today), the kick-off being at 7 pm BST.

England fans can enjoy the live clash on BBC1 and BBC5 (Commentary), while the nations having a membership with FIFA will be witnessing the match at the national channels in television.

Also, the online viewers are eased with BBC iPlayer, apple store and play store.

Possible Lineups

Belgium is focusing and reserving the team strength for further matches. Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku is likely to miss this match after being rested due to an ankle injury in the game against Tunisia.

While the Belgian manager Roberto Martinez hinted not to keep injured Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens in action as well. 

As for England, the national team captain Harry Kane maybe not be included in the match against Belguim, who scored a  hat-trick against Panama to record a total of 5 goals.

The possible lineups of 2 teams show up as:

England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Henderson, Alli, Lingard, Rose, Vardy, Rashford.

Belgium XI: Courtois; Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen, Meunier, De Bruyne, Dembele, Fellaini, Carrasco, Batshuayi, T. Hazard

Predictions and History

The prediction of the game: England vs Belguim is really interesting as out of 100% participants 36% of them voted for a draw. 

With the 3 Belgian stars likely not to be in action, the winning poll for England has risen up to 37% while for Belgium, the winning vote is reported to be 27%.

England and Belgium have already met up 21 times where England secured the win record of 15. Besides the 2018 FIFA World, the teams have met 2 times in World Cup earlier, i.e, a 4-4 draw in 1954 and a 1-0 win in 1990.

Betting Odds

As per Betfair, the possibility of both teams to score the goals counts 5 out of 6, while chances for draw shows less possibility.

  • England to win: 9/5
  • Under 2.5 goals: 3/4
  • Both teams to score: 5/6
  • 3-3 draw: 75/1 

Well, the ratio of England's win: draw match: England's loss is  2.62 : 2.9 : 3.3, which means if you are to place $100 bet, then $262 will be summed up for England's win, $290 for the draw game played and $330 for England's loss (Belgium's win).