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Belgium vs Russia betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Belgium vs Russia betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds
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Lukaku, Romelu
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Miranchuk, Aleksey
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Karavaev, Viacheslav
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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

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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

Belgium vs Russia form
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
Last 5 games for Belgium
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
Last 5 games for Russia
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
Belgium vs Russia Euro Cup 2020 form
Belgium Russia
5 Matches played 3
4 Matches won 1
43 Goal attempts 20
19 Shots on goal 4
14 Shots off goal 14
20 Corner kicks 9
53% Average ball possession 45%
10 Shots blocked 2
4 Cards given 5
58 Free kicks 38
6 Offsides 9
8 Goals by foot 2
9 Goals scored 2
3 Goals conceded 7
Belgium vs Russia statistics for most recent head to head matches
Belgium Russia
7 Matches 7
4 Home Matches 3
3 Away Matches 4
19 Total Goals 7
2.71 Average Goals Scored 1
6 Wins 0
0 Losses 6
1 Draws 1
Last 5 games & match results between Belgium and Russia
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.

Prediction: Belgium line-up vs Russia

Predicted Belgium XI vs Russia

Predicted Belgium XI vs Russia

Prediction: Russia line-up vs Belgium

Predicted Russia XI vs Belgium

Predicted Russia XI vs Belgium

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Belgium vs Russia betting tips: Preview FAQs

What time is kick off between Belgium vs Russia?
19:00, Saturday 12 June 2021
What are the betting odds for Belgium vs Russia?
Belgium 7/10 Draw 14/5 Russia 4/1
What is the prediction for Belgium vs Russia?
Belgium 2-0 Russia