Belgium vs Russia Betting Preview – 21/03/2019

Belgium vs Russia Betting Preview – 21/03/2019

Belgium vs Russia

Belgium will look to kick off the group stages of their European Championship with three points when they go up against Russia on Thursday. The hosts will be looking to build on their performances in the Nations League, which saw them narrowly lose out to Switzerland for a place in the semi-finals. The previous hosts of the World Cup Russia found themselves in the quarter-finals of the World Cup before suffering a defeat to Croatia on penalties and they will be hoping for a successful campaign in the Euros. The hosts are strong favourites to qualify from Group I and their opponents find themselves as second favourites to do so, with a price of 9/2.

Roberto Martínez will be expecting his Belgium side to make light work of their opponents in this upcoming fixture, but they will need to improve on their latest performance which saw them outclassed by Switzerland and suffer a 5-2 loss. This defeat cost them a spot in the semi-finals of the Nations League. Belgium have faced Russia on five occasions in the past and remain unbeaten with them winning on three occasions and drawing twice. Belgium arrives at this fixture as the clear favourites and can be backed with SkyBet for a price of 3/10. If you back Belgium’s quality then they have odds of 5/6 with a -1 handicap.

Eden Hazard will be looking to get his side off to the best start possible, whether it’s scoring or creating goals. The Chelsea forward has bagged 16 goals alongside eleven assists this season showing the danger he can pose against Russia. Betway has Hazard to score anytime on Thursday priced at 5/4. Romelu Lukaku provided four goals for his side during the Nations League and finds himself in good form for Manchester United and has odds of 5/6 with Betway to score.

Russia impressed many with their efforts in the World Cup which saw them make it to the Quarter-Finals before being knocked out by Croatia on penalties. Russia head into this fixture looking to shake off back-to-back defeats they suffered against Germany and Sweden. Their last victory came three games ago when they went up against Turkey and won 2-0. SkyBet has the travelling side to win priced at 8/1.

Stanislav Cherchesov will be hoping his side can improve on their latest performances which have seen them suffer consecutive defeats, but more importantly, they can get on the scoresheet which they have failed to do in their last two games. Bet365 has them to go goalless again priced at 5/6. If Russia are to score against Belgium it is likely to come from Artem Dzyuba who has a price of 15/4 to score with Betway.

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