England vs Belgium 101 Great Goals prediction: England 3-2 Belgium
With both nations having already reached the Round of 16, claiming top spot in Group G is now the target for the two European sides.
The Three Lions and the Red Devils both breezed through fixtures against Tunisia and Panama both netting eight goals to claim maximum points.
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England vs Belgium betting tips: Who will win?
Gareth Southgate’s side are at 9/5 to claim three points against Belgium.
Honours being shared evenly is at 21/10.
Belgium are at 15/8 to defeat England with Bet365.
England vs Belgium match preview
In the build-up to Russia 2018, there was much optimism surroundings Gareth Southgate’s youthful squad and that optimism continues to grow following the side’s impressive start to the competition.
A 91st-minute winner and a six-goal thriller has seen the Three Lions book their place in the Round of 16 with top-spot in Group G now the aim.
Belgium, meanwhile, have matched England stride for stride, with both nations level on six points and with a goal difference of +6.
Leading the Red Devils’ charge has been Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku – who is the competition’s second highest goal scorer with five – second to England’s Harry Kane.
However, the Belgian forward could well lose yet more ground on Kane in the race for the Golden Boot with Lukaku struggling with an ankle injury.
Is it coming home?
So far, this has been a dream World Cup for England. A last-gasp win over Tunisia, which the Three Lions should have won comfortably was then followed with the shellacking of Panama.
“It’s coming home” has been the refrain of England fans everywhere and there is certainly plenty of causes for optimism.
Ironically, England may be better off coming second in Group G, in terms of which side of the World Cup draw is easier.
Others have argued that the Three Lions should keep their momentum going for as long as possible, beat Belgium and worry about the next game at the full time whistle.
This is a fascinating game, not only to see how England perform against Belgium – even if it’s their reserves there are still some class players in there.
But, also as the two teams are currently separated on bookings and this could well come into play again if this match ends in a draw.
England team news vs Belgium
Kieran Trippier is a doubt having sustained a knock against Panama. Gareth Southgate will surely rotate his full backs for this one.
Dele Alli looks set to return from injury having suffered a thigh strain in the Three Lions’ opener.
Belgium team news vs England
Romelu Lukaku is unlikely to feature having damaged his ankle during Belgium’s 5-2 win over Tunisia.
Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens are doubts with both forwards carrying injuries.
Kevin De Bruyne, Jan Vertonghen and Thomas Meunier are all one yellow card away from a suspension and are unlikely to be risked.
Vincent Kompany and Thomas Vermaelen are back to full fitness having missed the Red Devils’ opening two fixtures.
England predicted line-up vs Belgium
Belgium predicted line-up vs England
All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
England vs Belgium World Cup 2018 videos
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Romelu Lukaku for the golden boot?
He’s given himself a chance… pic.twitter.com/bhPZgdb2t0
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