Belgium vs Russia betting odds
This article covers Belgium vs Russia betting tips and Euro 2020 predictions, and these are the betting odds.
o – Belgium 7/10
o – Draw 14/5
o – Russia 4/1
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Belgium vs Russia betting tips: Who is likely to win?
Check out the win probabilities for Belgium vs Russia below.
Belgium have a 56% chance of winning, and the draw is 26%.
A Russia win is valued at just 18%.
Belgium vs Russia: Make your prediction
Betting prediction: Belgium 3-1 Russia
Belgium head into the tournament as the number 1 ranked team in the world, unbeaten in their last nine matches. There’s an expectation on the team to reach the latter stages of the competition.
Belgium have never lost to Russia before, winning five and drawing two of their seven previous meetings.
Recommended Belgium vs Russia betting tips
Over 2.5 goals. There have been 15 goals scored in the last three meetings between the two sides. Belgium have scored at least three goals against Russia in each of their last three meetings.
Romelu Lukaku to score anytime. Lukaku enjoyed a brilliant season with Inter Milan, scoring 30 goals across all competitions and winning the Serie A title. Lukaku is Belgium’s all-time leading goalscorer with 60 goals, including three against Russia.
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Belgium vs Russia betting data – Form and H2H statistics
Belarus vs Belgium - 0:1
Belgium vs Czech Republic - 3:0
Estonia vs Belgium - 2:5
Belgium vs Italy - 1:2
Belgium vs Portugal - 1:0
|Latest match form, last 5 games:||
Russia vs Malta - 2:0
Cyprus vs Russia - 0:2
Russia vs Croatia - 0:0
Russia vs Denmark - 1:4
Finland vs Russia - 0:1
|September 8, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Belarus||0 - 1||Belgium|
|September 5, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Belgium||3 - 0||Czech Republic|
|September 2, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Estonia||2 - 5||Belgium|
|July 2, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||Belgium||1 - 2||Italy|
|June 27, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||Belgium||1 - 0||Portugal|
|September 7, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Russia||2 - 0||Malta|
|September 4, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Cyprus||0 - 2||Russia|
|September 1, 2021||WC Qualification, UEFA 2022||Russia||0 - 0||Croatia|
|June 21, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||Russia||1 - 4||Denmark|
|June 16, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||Finland||0 - 1||Russia|
|19||Shots on goal||4|
|14||Shots off goal||14|
|53%||Average ball possession||45%|
|8||Goals by foot||2|
|2.71||Average Goals Scored||1|
|June 12, 2021||Euro Cup 2020||Belgium||3 - 0||Russia|
|November 16, 2019||European Championship 2021, Qualification||Russia||1 - 4||Belgium|
|March 21, 2019||European Championship 2021, Qualification||Belgium||3 - 1||Russia|
|March 28, 2017||Int. Friendly Games 2017||Russia||3 - 3||Belgium|
|June 22, 2014||World Cup||Belgium||1 - 0||Russia|
Belgium vs Russia betting tips: Match preview
Russia’s Euro 2020 campaign kicks off against Belgium on Saturday night. Both sides will fancy their chances of qualifying from Group B, which also contains Denmark and European Championship debutants Finland.
Although Belgium are the designated “home” team for the match, all three of Russia’s group matches will be played on home soil at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg. Russia are unbeaten in their last four home matches, but home advantage is unlikely to have too much of an impact on the game.
Russia, who are currently ranked 38th in the world, have played two warmup matches in preparation for the tournament. Stanislav Cherchesov’s side held Poland to a 1-1 draw at the start of the month before beating Bulgaria 1-0 last Saturday. Russia’s other results in 2021 include a defeat against Slovakia and wins over Malta and Slovenia.
Belgium followed up a 1-1 draw against Greece with a 1-0 win over Croatia in their two preparation matches. Earlier in the year, Belgium beat Wales and Belarus 3-1 and 8-0 respectively.
Belgium & Russia played in Euro 2020 qualifying
Curiously, Belgium and Russia were in the same Euro 2020 qualifying group. Belgium topped Group I with 10 wins out of 10. Russia finished runners-up with eight wins and two defeats (both to Belgium). Artem Dzyuba scored nine goals in qualifying, two more than Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku.
Russia failed to get out of the group stages at Euro 2016 and Euro 2012, although they made it to the semi-finals in 2008. Russia (then the Soviet Union) won the European Championship in 1960 – although it was only a four-team tournament then. They also finished runners-up in 1964, 1972, and 1988.
Belgium made it to the quarter-finals in 2016 and will be expecting to get at least that far again. The Red Devils’ best finish at a European Championship was runners-up in 1980.
Belgium have an interesting record at the Krestovsky Stadium. They beat Russia 4-1 here in a qualifying match in 2019. Eden Hazard (2), Thorgan Hazard, and Lukaku were all on target.
The Red Devils were knocked out of the 2018 World Cup at the semi-final stage in this stadium, losing 1-0 to eventual winners France. A few days later, Roberto Martinez’s side beat England 2-0 at the same venue in the third-place play-off.
Next up for Russia is the visit of European Championship debutants Finland on Wednesday afternoon. Belgium face Denmark in Copenhagen on Thursday evening.
Belgium team news vs Russia
Kevin de Bruyne suffered a facial fracture in the Champions League final and is likely to miss Belgium’s opener.
Axel Witsel – who used to play his football in Saint Petersburg – is also on the sidelines with an Achilles problem. Eden Hazard is not fully fit and might not be risked here either.
Dedryck Boyata and Brighton’s Leandro Trossard have both been passed fit, although neither is expected to start.
Jordan Lukaku and Adnan Januzaj were among the players cut from Belgium’s preliminary squad. Other notable omissions included Divock Origi.
Last month Belgium confirmed that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry had rejoined the national team’s coaching staff. Henry briefly managed Russia’s Aleksandr Golovin during his time as Monaco manager.
Leicester City and Borussia Dortmund have the most representatives in Belgium’s 26-man squad, with three apiece.
Russia team news vs Belgium
Dmitri Barinov is set to recover from a facial injury that forced him off against Bulgaria.
Fedor Kudryashov will miss out with a calf problem, although Roman Zobnin is available for selection again. Artem Dzyuba will lead Russia’s attack.
Former Chelsea defender Yuri Zhirkov is the most experienced player in the squad. The 37-year-old has 104 caps for his country.
There are two uncapped players in the squad, Yury Dyupin and Denis Makarov, both of Rubin Kazan.
All but four players in Russia’s 26-man squad play their club football domestically in Russia.
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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.