Belgium v Russia Match Betting (1x2)

Belgium are among the favourites to win Euro 2020 and it’s hardly a surprise considering the calibre of the players available to manager Roberto Martinez, with Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku among the stars who turn out for the Red Devils.

Add into the mix the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Axel Witsel and you have the makings of potential champions, with the team having reached the semi-final stage of the 2018 World Cup before losing to eventual winners France.

Belgium are trading at 8/11 to win this tournament opener at the Krestovsky Stadium and there are sure to be several punters taking the favourites to land three points, although this doesn’t look a straightforward assignment for the visitors.

After all, Russia can count on home advantage of sorts when they turn out at St Petersburg, with Stanislav Cherchesov’s side having finished second behind Belgium in qualifying and it was only their two matches against Belgium where they suffered defeat.

The teams clashed on 21 March 2019 in Brussels where the Belgians won by a 3-1 scoreline, while the reverse fixture took place in Saint Petersburg where we saw a 4-1 victory for Martinez’s men which was a good marker ahead of this summer’s tournament.

However, the Russians might be a different beast in this opener and perhaps they are capable of landing a precious point ahead of clashes against Finland and Denmark.

You can get 11/4 with BetVictor about the clash ending all square which would definitely please Russia more, although they have something to find against their high-flying opponents.

Asian Handicap

There was a reasonable gulf between the two teams when they met in their two Euro 2020 qualifying matches and perhaps we will see the same outcome when they clash in this game, with Belgium -1 available at 11/8 which would mean the insurance of money back if they won by a single goal although you would need a two-goal margin of victory in order to land a profit.

On a similar note, you can back Belgium -1.5 at 21/10 and it should be noted that they beat Russia by at least two goals in both of their recent exchanges.

On the flip side, if you think Russia are capable of securing at least one point and raising their game accordingly, then you can get 10/9 about the Russians with a +0.5 goal start.

Correct Score

Belgium scored a staggering forty goals in their ten qualifying matches, putting four goals past Russia, Scotland and San Marino away from home.

There were slightly more modest 2-0 victories against Cyprus and Kazakhstan and we’re happy to look at a similar outcome in favour of the visitors, with William Hill offering 15/2 about a 2-0 win for Belgium here.

A 3-1 win can be backed at a bigger 15/1 with BetVictor, while a 3-2 victory has been chalked up at 30/1 with the same firm and we should remember that Belgium did show some defensive weakness in the World Cup.

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