Best Betting Tips for Belgium vs England World Cup 3rd Place Playoff

Alex Campean

Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:33 PM UTC

Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018 2:33 PM UTC

Football may not be coming home but there is still plenty to fight for.

<h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="" title="Live odds for this game">Belgium vs England</a></h2><h2 style="text-align:center">World Cup 3rd Place Playoff</h2><p>Unfortunately for the English fans, football is not coming home but they still have something to be proud of as their team achieved far more than anyone could have possibly expected. The lack of experience was the main factor for England’s semifinal defeat against Croatia. They thought that having the same approach as France against Belgium will earn them the World Cup final spot. In the 1st half of the game when Croatia seemed tired, England could easily score the 2nd goal and solve the qualification issue but they preferred to have a conservative approach and try to strike on the break being very naive. The Three Lions are fully packed with young and talented football players with very little international experience but the future looks bright for England and we expect them to have better results in the next major tournaments. England excelled on set pieces scoring 9 of their 12 goals. Harry Kane is the World Cup top scorer with 6 goals scored in 6 matches and he might be the 1st English player to win the Golden Boot award since Gary Lineker in 1986.</p><p>On the other side, despite dominating the entire match, having the possession and creating many scoring opportunities, Belgium’ Golden Generation failed to qualify in the World Cup final losing 1-0 to France in the semi-final. They produced brilliant performances in the entire tournament winning all their 3 group stage fixtures, defeating Brazil 2-1 in the quarter finals and coming from 2 goals down to win 3-2 against Japan in the round of 16. They are now fighting to win their 1st ever 3rd World Cup place on Saturday at Saint-Petersburg Stadium. Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku is sitting 2nd in the World Cup top scorers chart with 4 goals netted in 6 matches</p><p>The 2 sides will surely enter this match low on confidence but we still expect them to deliver their best performance and earn the bronze medals. They’ve already met in the group stage final fixture, with both of them heavily rotating their squads, trying to avoid injuries and suspensions. Belgium won 1-0 with Adnan Januzaj scoring the only goal of the match and with Belgium qualifying from the 1st place and knocking-out tournament favourites, Brazil, in the quarter finals. The 2 managers are expected to rotate their squad and give all their players a chance to perform at the World Cup. Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku are likely to be part of the starting XI as they are in a direct fight for the Golden Boot Award.</p><p>We expect an open match, a lively contest full of scoring opportunities with both sides giving their fans something to cheer for.</p><p>Best pick for the match: Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals in the match at 1.91 <a href=";a=4d1545c6-88ce-4d1a-b541-31ea9e8a0d9b&amp;f=2">with SkyBet</a></p>
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