France and Belgium go head-to-head in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday as they look to secure a place in the final of the World Cup. France are slight favourites to progress but face an in-form Belgium side who have won each of their five games at this World Cup.
Where and when: Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg – 10 July, kick-off 19:00
Where you can see France vs. Belgium: William Hill
Last time: Incredibly, this will be the 74th meeting between the two sides, with Belgium holding the upper hand in the head-to-head record with 30 wins against just 24 for France. Belgium won the last meeting between the sides – a 4-3 friendly in June 2015.
|Belgium to win||2/1||Offer|
|Half time/full time: Belgium/Belgium||22/5||Offer|
|Over 2.5 goals||23/18||Offer|
France vs. Belgium Predictions and Preview
France and Belgium secured their spots in the last four of the World Cup after a thrilling Friday of quarter-final action.
Les Bleus put in an efficient perform to see off battling Uruguay 2-0 before a scintillating performance from Belgium saw them eliminate tournament favourites Brazil 2-1.
Both nations topped their groups with France dropping just two points in Group C before a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina then the Uruguay elimination, while Belgium have won all five games – including a 3-2 comeback victory over Japan in the round of 16.
The French are slight favourites to win this game at odds of 8/5, with a Belgium victory available at 2/1 and the draw priced at 21/10.
Under 2.5 goals is available at 19/29 while over 2.5 goals is priced at 23/18.
A ‘double chance’ on Belgium to battle their way to either a draw or a win in 90 minutes is available at 8/15 while a France/draw outcome is at 5/12.
If you fancy France to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 13/4 while such odds for Belgium are at 22/5.
One to watch for France: Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe putting in a scintillating performance against Argentina, netting twice, and has three for the World Cup.
One to watch for Belgium: Romelu Lukaku – Belgium’s all-time record goal scorer – has scored four times in this World Cup and will once again be the focal point of an exciting attack.
Long shot: Knockout matches are typically cagey affairs with both sides wary of ceding space and time to their quality attacking opponents, while France have kept two clean sheets in this tournament already. A scoreless draw in this game is available at odds of 7/1.