Few things in life are more pointless than a third place play off but nevertheless that is exactly what we have got to endure on Saturday. England and Belgium have lost all hope in the World Cup Winner Odds haviong coming up short in the semi-finals and this game is likely to be little more than an exhibition game between two reserve teams.
Belgium v England Odds
We have already seen the reserve teams of England and Belgium meetr once in this World Cup and it looks as though we are set to get round two.
Neither set of players of managers will want to be involved with this game but both will want to end their stay in Russia on a high note. Belgium came up short in a tight game against France on Tuesday night, whilst England fell in extra-time at the hands of Croatia on Wednesday evening.
Messrs Martinez and Southgate will surely give a whole host of players who are yet to see too much action in the tournament a game which could mean we see a disjointed game.
The dead rubber between the two in the group stages was a nothing match settled by a moment of brilliant from Adnan Januzaj and it is likely to be another similar encounter on Saturday afternoon.
the betting for a match like this is always tough to gauge but it is Belgium who are the narrow favourites at 6/5 with Paddy Power to win the game in normal time, with England 21/10 with the same firm to nab third place with a win.
A Low Scoring Match Looks The Betting Tip
England look shattered at the end of extra time on Wednesday night and that will surely be brought into this nonsense of a football match.
That followed a last 16 penalty success against Colombia and you have to think this young England team is ready for two weeks on the beach in the Maldives with their respective WAGs in tow.
Southgate will make a host of changes with the likes of Cahill, Jones, Loftus-Cheek and Vardy all likely to get a run out amongst others but this is likely to be a low key affair.
Belgium came out on top when these last two met and although they are also likely to make plenty of changes, they would have stronger squad and are the narrow fancy for the win at 6/5 with Paddy Power.
in terms of a best bet though, punters are advised to go to the goal scorer markets with this surely likely to be a drab affair. Both teams will be itching to get on the plane home asap which means that under 2.5 goals at 13/10 with Ladbrokes looks alike an excellent price.
Belgium v England Odds – Click To Bet
*Odds correct as of 12th Jul, 05:42. Odds are subject to change.
Posted: Thursday, 12th July 2018
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