France take on their neighbors Belgium, for a place in the 2018 World Cup Final. We’re going to give our best bets in our France v Belgium World Cup Betting Preview.
France v Belgium World Cup Betting Odds
France v Belgium World Cup Betting Preview
France have been a force to contend with this World Cup. They stated the tournament off slowly but grew into a powerful side once the group stages had drawn to a close. France are yet to lose a match at the World Cup, they’ve also managed to get a result in all of their matches in regular time. The only blemish on their otherwise good record is a 0-0 draw with Denmark and arguably their 4-3 win over Argentina. The fact that they let in 3 goals against the South Americans would usually be a cause for concern, however they were in comfortable control for the entire 90 minutes. Their most impressive win in our opinion, was against Uruguay in the Quarter Finals. They comfortably dismantled the competitions form side, which is something they will take inspiration from for their upcoming match against Belgium.
Belgium are one of the few sides that has looked like they were on their way home, but managed to rise to the occasion and pick up the win. Their match against Japan is one of the tournament’s highlights, and the fact that they came back from 2-0 down to win the game in 90 minutes is a testament to their tenacity. They were taught several lessons by the Japanese, but went on to learn from those mistakes, showing their adaptability and tactical prowess in their last match against Brazil. One area they will need to improve on is their defense, they’ve conceded 5 goals in 5 matches at the World Cup. Yes they’ve gone on to our score the opposition in many of those but they can’t always rely on Lukaku and co to score more than they concede, especially against opposition like France.
France v Belgium World Cup Betting Tips
This match is going to be a final taking place under the guise of a semi final. The team that progresses will almost certainly go on to win the World Cup, as both sides have displayed incredible skill to get to the Semi Finals. The French are the form side as well as being favourites, and it’s not hard to see why. They’ve gone toe to toe with a desperate Argentina, beating them comfortably. They also dismantled a solid Uruguayan side that had impressed defensively up until that point. On the the other side Belgium have shown they are able to adapt and take the game to their opposition when needed. They haven’t had wins that were as comfortable as France’s, but they have been tested and stretched more than France have. Its going to be a case of pure talent against resilient tacticians when these sides meet.
There have been no notable encounters between the sides recently, so historical results don’t matter too much. France will bring the game to Belgium but will be relying on form to take them to the final. Belgium on the other hand haven’t quite hit their peak so they could be an even stronger side than the one that beat Brazil. We can’t seem to separate the sides so we will be going into the exotics for our bets. France are yet to go behind in any of their matches, which obviously means they’ve scored the opener. Belgium on the other hand are very much reactionary so we see the French grabbing the opener and Belgium drawing level soon after. You can get 9/10 on France to score first and a tasty 7/1 on France to score first and a draw after 90 min, as this match could well be headed for extra time and penalties. We’re going to make it official and back France to score first at 9/10.
We did tip France to win the World Cup in our outright preview so we’ll be hoping for a French win!
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