Group favourites Belgium and England match up in Group G on Thursday 28th June with both teams going head to head to be crowned group winners. Both sides have already advanced to the last 16 of the tournament, with Tunisia and Panama eliminated.
Where and when: Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad – 28 June, kick-off 19:00
Where you can see England vs. Belgium: William Hill, BBC
Last time: This will be the 22nd meeting between the two sides, with England holding the upper hand in the clash with 15 wins against the Belgians two. They have played just once this century, with England winning a friendly 1-0 in June 2012.
|Match result: draw||2/1||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||4/5||Offer|
|Romelu Lukaku anytime scorer||28/17||Offer|
England vs. Belgium Predictions and Preview
Belgium and England have both advanced with complete ease in a group with a massive gulf in class between the top two and the bottom two – Panama and Tunisia.
Both sides have identical records going into the match – six points, eight goals scored and two conceded, meaning a draw would mean the two’s disciplinary record would decide who tops the group.
Roberto Martinez’s side are blessed with an embarrassment of riches including Kevin de Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois and Dries Mertens.
Lukaku and Harry Kane have both a double or more in each of their opening games with both teams looking strong going forward.
The Belgians are slight favourites to win this game at odds of 7/4, with an England victory available at 2/1 and the draw priced at 2/1.
Under 2.5 goals is available at 4/5 while over 2.5 goals is priced at 23/20.
A ‘double chance’ on England to battle their way to either a draw or a win is available at 8/15 while a Belgium/draw outcome is at 5/11.
If you fancy Belgium to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 10/3.
One to watch for Belgium: Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is Belgium’s all-time leading goal scorer with 40 goals in just 71 caps for his nation – including 28 in his last 28. He is priced at 28/17 to score anytime in this fixture.
One to watch for England: Harry Kane is the top scorer at this summer’s World Cup to date with five goals in just two appearances. He is available at 4/3 to score at any point here.
Long shot: Neither side will go full pelt at this match as both have already qualified, taking the edge off proceedings with both teams likely to take their foot off the gas a little. A scoreless draw in this game is available at odds of 9/1.