Brazil Meets Belgium in the Biggest Match of Quarter-Finals

Alex Campean

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 3:52 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jul. 4, 2018 3:52 PM UTC

It's the final from the quarter-finals! Can Belgium's tough squad continue their winning ways against the tournament last remaining traditional favorite?

<h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/int/world-cup/brazil-vs-belgium-3391158?mtid=1" title="Live Odds For This Game">Brazil vs Belgium</a></h2><p>A cracking looking quarter-final will take place on Friday in Kazan as the 2 world giants Brazil and Belgium lock horns fighting for a semi-final spot. It is arguably the most important match of the tournament so far as five-time former world champions Brazil face the most talented European side Belgium. Brazil enter this match on the back of a commanding 2-0 win over Mexico in the round of 16 in which they had 10 shots on target qualifying for their 6th consecutive World Cup quarter finals. Brazil have score at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 fixtures across all competitions keeping 5 clean sheets in the process. Brazil have conceded just once in their four World Cup games, in their opening match against Switzerland, being unbeaten in the process. On the other side Belgium became the 1st team in the World Cup since 1966 to brilliantly come back from 2 goals down and win a knock-out stage match in 90 regular time.</p><p>Brazil have won three of their four mutual encounters all-time with Belgium and are favourites to extend their streak being priced at 2.15 with <a href="https://a.bookmakersreview.com/record/v?c=132&amp;a=26ea6fa8-c86d-4d9d-9328-b4c0b06702ae&amp;f=2" title="top ratedbook maker">Unibet</a>. With a victory against Belgium, Brazil will reach their 5th semi-final in the last seven World Cups. They are also huge favourites to lift the trophy being priced at 4 with <a href="https://a.bookmakersreview.com/record/v?c=132&amp;a=e605009c-af6d-4596-a06f-dbd28d37b12f&amp;f=2" title="top rated bookmaker">Bet365</a>, followed by France priced at 5.25. There is no doubting the quality of the two squads as both teams have great depth, amazing attacking firepower with players performing at the highest level in Europe. Belgium have never kept a clean sheet in a World Cup knock-out match and we expect them to concede at least 1 goal as they are facing a Brazilian side full of attacking talents. Belgium have managed to qualify in the World Cup semi-finals just 1 time in their history, in 1986, finishing 4th.</p><p>Brazil have the greater experience at this level but they will certainly be heavily tested by a Belgium team which possesses plenty of quality in all areas and by a deadly trio Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne, and Eden Hazard. Brazil are unbeaten in their last 15 matches across all competitions conceding just 3 goals in the process. The bad news for Brazil is that Real Madrid defensive midfielder Casemiro will miss the match after picking up another yellow card during their 2-0 win against Mexico. We expect a high-scoring affair between amazing sides.</p><h2>Best pick for the match:</h2><h2>Over 2.5 goals at 2.0 <a href="https://a.bookmakersreview.com/record/v?c=141&amp;a=e605009c-af6d-4596-a06f-dbd28d37b12f&amp;f=2" title="Top rated sportsbook">with Bet365</a>.</h2>
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