Super star talent is part of the handicapping equation with the World Cup betting odds. Both Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard of Belgium fill the bill for star power. Yet another Belgian player has been added to the bright marquee. Kevin De Bruyne has emerged as one of the premier midfielders in the game. Since his arrival on the scene in 2010 he has quickly become the top player on the team. This trio of stars makes Belgium a potential sleeper in the 2018 World Cup.
2018 FIFA World Cup
Date and Time: June 14 through July 15, 2018
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Romelu Lukaku is a major reason why Belgium is a solid 16/1 shot with the World Cup betting odds. Lukaku became the all time leading goal scorer for Belgium during the qualifying stages. He began his career with the national team in 2010. Since then he has 33 goals and 66 caps and played in the 2014 World Cup. The 24-year-old striker has considerable potential for more. He was named one of the ten most promising players in Europe in 2014. That year he broke out with six goals and 11 caps for Belgium.
Lukaku in Premier League
Lukaku made his name professionally in the Premier League. He scored 53 goals in 110 Apps for Everton from 2014-17. He now plays for Manchester United and has 14 goals with 29 Apps. His father Roger Lukaku was a pro and capped at the international level by Zaire. Romelu Lukaku is left footed and is celebrated for his power and ability to maneuver past defenders. In 2017 he scored nine goals with nine Caps in international play.
Belgium captain Eden Hazard is another sportsbook asset. He has reached his prime at 27 years of age. A professional with Chelsea of the Premier League since 2012 he is one of the best players anywhere. Hazard has 21 goals and 81 Caps for Belgium. Reputation wise he is world renowned as a creative genius. Many have labeled him as the outstanding talent of Europe which is quite a statement in its own right. Few players in the World Cup can match Hazard’s playmaking ability. His relentlessness has him compared to the great Lionel Messi.
Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne is 28 years of age and a top shelf world class midfielder. He has 14 goals and 59 Caps for Belgium. What was most impressive about De Bruyne is that he overshadowed Hazard in the 2014 World Cup. Having grown even more in stature since then he has become the man to watch for Belgium. Manchester City has been his professional team since 2015. Known for his ability to attack he is rated as a premier playmaker. De Bruyne possesses dangerous long-range shooting ability. He can also pass effectively at all different ranges. Few midfielders can match his offensive skill set.
Matchup to Watch
Kevin De Bruyne is a secret weapon with the World Cup betting odds. While there are bigger names there are fewer better players. The world is likely to know him on a top shelf basis by tournament end.
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Belgium has an impressive trio of stars. They could bring home a lot of bacon before its over.
World Cup Betting Online Pick: Belgium to Semifinals