England vs. Belgium World Cup odds and betting preview

England And Belgium a Betting the World Cup Pick for Epic Showdown

England and Belgium have been two of the most impressive teams at the World Cup.  They are both assured spots in the Round of 16.  Each has posted two wins in two games.  They will meet Thursday in the deciding game of Group G.  No Betting the World Cup match has been as highly anticipated.  And justifiably so.  Truth be told both squads have the look of champions.  Favored Spain and Germany have not looked nearly as dominant.  The winner of this Group G showdown will earn a more favorable knockout opponent.  Consequently, the stakes are high!

2018 FIFA World Cup England vs. Belgium    

 Date and Time:  Thursday, June 28, 2018, 2 p.m. ET

Location:  Kaliningrad Stadium, Kaliningrad

World Cup Betting Online Odds: 

Team Spread Total
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Uruguay PK (-113) 2 (-125)
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England so Far

England has achieved quite a betting the World Cup role reversal.  Normally they are a frustrating overlay.  Every four years they are touted as title material. Only to depart in defeat and anguish.  While leaving behind busted bankrolls.  The wagering carnage on England has been staggering since their lone championship in 1966.  Ironically enough nobody picked the Three Lions to accomplish much at Russia.  And perhaps that is their great advantage.  This time they are the surprise team.  Young and remade with a dynamic new coach.  For the first time in memory England offers actual betting value.

Belgium so Far

Belgium on the other hand was highly touted.  They were on the second tier of sportsbook favorites to win the tournament.  Only Germany, Brazil and Spain earned more respect.  Something always seems to go wrong for the Belgians.  But this year they have been dominant.  For once the Red Devils are playing with authority and confidence.  Their perceived defensive weaknesses are yet to be exposed.  Which begs the question if such weaknesses actually existed?  Against England they are certain to find out.

Gareth Southgate

Coach Gareth Southgate has remade England’s team.  He is a daring and fearless leader.  As well as tactically brilliant.  The plodding squad of the past is no more.  This version of the Three Lions has remarkable speed.  And Harry Kane is the new superstar striker.  He has quickly made everyone forget about the faded Wayne Rooney.

Harry Kane

Kane already has three goals in the tourney.  He scored the game winner in the opener.  England beat Tunisia 2-1 on Kane’s goal at the 90 minute mark.  Panama was destroyed by the Three Lions 6-1 in the second match.  Kane tallied twice.  It was a devastating display by Southgate’s squad.

Romelu Lukaku

Belgium has been just as impressive.  In their opener the easily handled Panama 3-0 with Romelu Lukaku scoring twice.  Lukaku scored two more goals in the second match.  Tunisia was the victim in a 5-2 win by the Red Devils.

Matchup to Watch

Fans of the Beautiful Game cannot wait for this one.  It’s a dream Betting the World Cup match.  Two skilled teams with two superior goal scorers.  As well as Belgium has played there is a championship look about England.  And with Harry Kane they have a proven clutch performer.

Betting the World Cup Odds Picks

England is the call for this monumental showdown.

World Cup Betting Online Pick: England

World Cup Betting Online Score Prediction:  England 2, Belgium 1

Check out England’s dominant win over Panama!