With the World Cup 2018 almost upon us, here at Fable Casino we’re making sure that all our readers are as prepared as they can be, should they want to place some football bets this summer. This is why in this series of posts we’re taking a look at the 32 competing international teams in detail, including the odds on each country to win and how their World Cup journeys have played out so far.
Belgium are one of the countries traveling to Russia, and for many football fans they would seem like a very appealing team to back. This is because they have a squad full of talented players, and a great chance of advancing out of the group stages.
In this article, we’ll be looking at not only the odds on Belgium winning World Cup 2018, but when and where they’ll play and who they’ll be competing against.
Belgium World Cup 2018: Qualifying Rounds and World Cup Record
In order to weigh up the odds on Belgium to win World Cup 2018, we must first look at how they’ve made it this far and how they perform in international tournaments in general.
Belgium have started their World Cup 2018 journey on top form, having only lost one of the ten matches they played in order to qualify. This means that they automatically progressed onto the group stages, which was almost expected from many Belgian fans.
Belgium boast a fantastic international record, with the World Cup 2018 marking the thirteenth time they’ve qualified for the competition. What’s more, the current Belgian national team is full of very competent players, who have made a name for themselves at league level. Strikers such as Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke will be sure to score some goals in Russia, alongside their fantastic midfielder Eden Hazard.
All this being said, Belgium actually failed to qualify for the World Cup in both 2006 and 2010, and although they reached the quarter finals in 2014, they suffered a defeat at the hands of Argentina which brought their competition journey to an end. However, Belgium did reach the quarter finals of the UEFA Euros in 2016, which is the last time they appeared in an international tournament.
This mixed history leaves the odds on Belgium winning 2018 World Cup quite unpredictable. Whilst they have definitely displayed a lot of talent in recent years, there are some pundits which would argue that they always seem to fizzle out. For those looking to place a wager on odds for Belgium to win World Cup 2018, this divided opinion surrounding Belgium could work out as quite advantageous, so read on to learn more about the most popular Belgium World Cup odds and bets.
Belgium World Cup 2018 Odds and Predictions
The World Cup 2018 will begin in just under a month’s time, which means that many UK bookmakers are already offering plenty of odds Belgium World Cup 2018 betting options.
Belgium Odds to Advance Out of Group Stages
Belgium begin the World Cup 2018 in Group G, which means these matches are the first that you can place a wager on. What’s more, a very popular bet is to back Belgium to advance from the group stages, as they are the current favourites from this group to do so.
In Group G, Belgium will be competing against England, Tunisia and Panama. Alongside Belgium, England are the other favourite to advance from this group, and they’ll be taking a strong team to Russia this year. Panama are being deemed the least likely to advance from this group, but Tunisia stand as a bit of a wildcard. A flawless performance from either England or Tunisia could therefore put Belgium’s chances of advancing at risk, which would then impact the odds Belgium to win World Cup 2018 too.
Odds Belgium to Win World Cup 2018
At the moment the betting odds Belgium to win World Cup 2018 stand at around 10/1, which puts them within the top 10 teams most likely to lift the trophy in Russia. This will make them a popular team to back for many football fans.
It’s worth noting, however, that these odds are slightly longer than we expected. Belgium do clearly have a great chance of winning the World Cup this year, and so now is the perfect time to place a wager on them. If they do advance from the groups then obviously these odds are set to shorten, so placing your bets sooner rather than later is advised if you want to beat the bookies.
World Cup 2018 Belgium Fixtures
If you do decide to place a Belgium to win World Cup 2018 odds wager, then you’ll probably also want to know exactly when and where the team will be playing. This way you can make sure you never miss a match, and can even work out when the odds Belgium win World Cup 2018 will drift or shorten.
Here are all the current Belgium World Cup 2018 fixtures for the group stage of the competition: