Best Odds for Belgium v England
By DAVE ANDERSON, 14/07/2018.
After both narrowly losing each of their World Cup 2018 Semi-Final matches, Belgium and England will now play-off for 3rd place at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.
Belgium v England: Best Odds
We've highlighted the best odds that bookmakers offer for a Belgium win (H), a win for England (A), or a draw (D) below. Use the ALL ODDS tab to view more bookmakers odds.
Saturday 14th July
NB: Best odds for Belgium v England correct at the time this match preview went live and are subject to change. Last updated: GMT 06:48 14/07/2018.
Belgium v England: Betting Offers
As well as the best odds, we've also listed the betting offers and price boosts that bookmakers offer for betting on the World Cup 3rd Place Play-Off match between Belgium and England.
Belgium v England will be broadcast live on TV at 3pm on Saturday afternoon.
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Belgium v England: Preview
After a heart-breaking Semi-Final loss to Croatia, England now take on Belgium for the second time in this World Cup, as they fight it out in Russia on Saturday for the third-place spot.
England have a decent record against Belgium, but Roberto Martínez’s men have already beaten them 1-0 in the group stages, and so bookmakers offer the Belgians as favourites to win.
If you’re having a bet on the match, make sure you check the betting offers and price boosts that you can use when betting on the 3rd Place Play-Off; Belgium v England.
Belgium beat England in the group stages of the 2018 World Cup, and meant that they finished top, while England secured 2nd and went on the beat Sweden in the Quarter-Finals.
Although Belgium won that group match, both sides fielded weaker teams, and England did win the 2 previous clashes and so Gareth Southgate’s side won’t be a walkover for Belgium.
It will be an interesting match, and even though bookmakers offer Belgium as the favourites, there is no reason why England can’t win and take 3rd place at the 2018 World Cup.
Belgium have proven themselves as one of the stronger teams in the competition, finishing top of their group and knocking out one of the top teams in the World Cup, the favourites Brazil.
Unfortunately for them, being pitted against France in the Semi-Finals was always going to be tough, and while they put up a respectable fight, they inevitably lost to a stronger side.
It was a disappointing result for Martínez, who was confident of making it to the final, and they will be determined to secure another victory over England to take 3rd place in the competition.
England have also had their best World Cup campaign since 1990, and although they suffered a devastating loss to Croatia, Gareth Southgate will be determined to bring something home!
While the English side have played pretty well together throughout the World Cup, Southgate may opt to mix things up and rotate the squad ahead of the Belgium game.
Luckily there aren’t many injury concerns for England, with Kieran Trippier potentially missing the match as he's nursing a groin injury that he sustained towards the end of the last match.
Bookmakers offer Belgium as the favourites to win, however this will probably be a very close game as it both teams will want to claim bronze rather than nothing at all.
Belgium have performed much better than England during World Cup 2018, have a better shots on target accuracy (36 v 23) and maintained slightly more possession in their matches.
In saying that, both teams have a lot of top Premier League players and so many of them will want to return to their respective clubs with bragging rights before the start of the new season.
Belgium v England: Stats
Belgium and England have played a total of 22 matches against each other with England having the better record having won 15 fixtures, drawing 5 and losing just 2 matches.
The last time there was a Belgium v England fixture, was the King Hassan II Cup on the 29th of May in 1998 when the match was drawn but Belgium won 4-3 in the penalty shootout.
This will only be the 3rd time that England have met Belgium during an actual FIFA World Cup.
The first time they played each other was on the 17th of June back in 1954 when they were both in World Cup Group 4 and the match ended in a 4-4 draw.
Both Nat Lofthouse and Ivor Broadis both scored twice for England during the match with Jimmy Dickinson cruelly scoring an own goal in the 93rd minute of the match to deny England Victory.
The biggest win that England have had over Belgium in history was an international friendly on the 11th of May 1927 when they won 9-1 at the Stade à Molenbeek-Saint-Jean in Brussels.
Belgium's biggest win over England also came during an international friendly, this time on the 9th of May 1936 when thay won 3-2 at the Stade du Jubilé in Brussels.
The last time these two sides met in a World Cup was just a couple of weeks ago when a single goal by Adnan Januzaj won Belgium the match and mean't that they topped Group G.
Looking at the last 6 fixtures that Belgium have contested, they've won 5, drawn 0, and lost 1 scoring a total of 14 goals (2.33 goal per game) and conceding a total of 6 goals.
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England's record over their last 6 fixtures is won 3, drawn 1 and lost 2. They've scored less than Belgium, 12 in total (2 goals per game) but conceded an equal number of times (6).
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