World Cup 2018 | Brazil v Belgium Tips | 6th July 2018
The quarter-finals come to the fore on Friday as Brazil face Belgium in a mouth-watering clash in Kazan. James Wright shares his best betting angle.
The World Cup has thrown up a few tasty pairings in the knockout stages, but the quarter-final between Brazil and Belgium has the potential to be one of the best games of the tournament. Both teams go into the match with real aspirations of winning the competition this year, and a win for either team would clearly be a massive step in the right direction.
Belgium’s last 16 encounter saw them come from two goals behind to overcome Japan, while the Selecao managed to get past a stubborn Mexico side. Both sides will have all their big guns on display for this match, with no injuries reported to any key players, however Casemiro will be suspended for Brazil, after collecting two yellow cards.
Predicting the result of this game is tough, as both sides have the potential to come out victorious. That’s why I’ll be steering clear of trying to predict the winning side and will instead be betting on the over/under market instead. My prediction is that there will be over 2.5 goals in the game, thanks to the array of attacking talent on display for both teams, and this will get you odds of 2.06 here at 188BET.
If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous though, why not have a punt on the first goalscorer market? Romelu Lukaku has rather attractive odds of 5.5 at 188BET, and he has been in good form at this World Cup.