Belgium v Russia Euro 2020 betting preview and tips
Belgium can lay claim to being the most exciting football nation in Europe right now, possibly the world. Roberto Martinez has been a great success since taking charge of the Red Devils and they were fantastically entertaining at the 2018 World Cup.
The Belgians are among the favourites to win Euro 2020 and it’s hard to pick holes in a team who boast formidable attacking players such as Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku is having a particularly good season for Manchester United, especially since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken charge of the English side and he’s sure to be leading the line and hope to continue his formidable goal record for his national team.
The slight issue with Belgium is that they can be found wanting from a defensive point-of-view despite having Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois between the sticks, while Tottenham pair Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are among the best in the business.
Belgium failed to qualify for the Nations League finals after an inexplicable 5-2 defeat away to Switzerland which saw the former take a two-goal lead before the Swiss came roaring back.
Nevertheless, this Group I contest in Brussels should see the home side win this game by a comfortable margin, with Russia unlikely to live with their opponents and their World Cup campaign possibly flattered them.
The Russians were handed a favourable World Cup group before chinning a lacklustre Spain on penalties and they were only beaten by eventual finalists Croatia on spot kicks in the quarterfinals.
Russia were recently thumped 3-0 in a friendly in Germany before getting beaten in the Nations League by Sweden and we’re happy to get with Belgium on the Asian Handicap market.
This Red Devils side won’t take their foot off the gas and could potentially run in several goals against a team who might not have a reply.
Belgium -1.5 @ 1.95 with bet365