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Belgium vs. England 3rd place World Cup betting – correct score tips

World Cup 3rd place

Belgium and England will have to shed the bitter disappointment of semi-final failure to battle it out for third place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Bovada has Belgium as the favorite in this 3rd place match at +115 with England at +220 and a draw at +275. The Over/Under for this game is set at 2.5 goals.

In the 2nd last match of the World Cup for 3rd place Belgium faces off with England for the 2nd time in the tournament. Belgium beat England in group play, but this match will mean something, as in the first one both teams were already in the round of 16 and each squad rested key players.

England has won 15 of their 21 all-time matches facing Belgium and this will be the 4th match they have faced each other in World Cup play.

Like the group match it remains to be seen if each squad will put out their best 11 on the pitch. For England Kieran Trippier is likely out with a groin injury. For Belgium Thomas Meunier is back after being suspended for the semifinals loss to France and Nacer Chadli and Mousa Dembele may be on the bench after each was less than impressive in the semifinals loss.

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Belgium lost to France 1-0 in the semifinals where they won the time of possession (64% to 36%), but were still shut out and did not have many shots on targets, but still had their chances. The stars on the squad in Kevin De Bruyne, Edan Hazard, and Romelu Lukaku were held in check in the match and they have to lead the attack in this one.

Overall, Belgium played solid defense in the loss to France only allowing a goal off a corner kick in the 51st minute. They have only allowed one goal in each of their last two matches.

England lost to Croatia 2-1 in extra time in the semifinals where they gave up two goals after scoring an early one. They scored just after four minutes on a free kick and they have scored nine of their 12 goals on dead balls in the World Cup.

The Three Lions played Croatia well using their speed and disrupting the Croatian passing game. However, after the Croats changed tactics and evened the match in the 68th minute they took control. England has to play energized like in the first half of the semifinals loss and disrupt the passing game since Belgium has the edge in the midfield.

It looks as of Harry Kane will win the tournament’s Golden Boot, as he has six goals while Romelu Lukaku is the only guy who can catch him and he has four. Kane and Raheem Sterling lead the English attack and while Kane is in line for the Golden Boot he has not scored in the last two matches and his last two goals have come on penalties.

England vs. Belgium betting prediction

I think the stars will, at least, start for both teams, but it remains to be seen how long they will be on the pitch.

Don’t look for many offensive fireworks in this 3rd place match, which will be the same result as the group stage when these teams met with Belgium winning 1-0.

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Belgium to win +115 at WilliamHill Place Bet
Belgium to win 1-0 +900 at WilliamHill Place Bet

Belgium & England Recent Form

Belgium:

28/06/18 – England 0 – Belgium 1
02/07/18 – Belgium 3 – Japan 2
06/07/18 – Brazil 1 – Belgium 2
10/07/18 – France 1 – Belgium 0

England:

28/06/18 – England 0 – Belgium 1
03/07/18 – Colombia 1 – England 1 (P) (England wins on penalties 4-3)
07/07/18 – Sweden 0 – England 2
11/07/18 – Croatia 2 – England 1 (extra time)

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