Belgium are one of the favourites to win the Euro 2020 competition. Their first match is against Russia and we think it is going to be a clear win for Belgium. Although the game is happening in Russia, Belgium have an outstanding away record. Let’s take a look at the current Belgium v Russia odds and give you the value bet suggestions.
Belgium v Russia Betting Tips
Belgium are the heavy favourites to win Group B and one of the top favourites to win the entire Euro 2020 tournament. Belgium’s defense are their weakness but they have one of the best midfields and attacks in the world. Russia lack a clear goal scorer. While they play a lot of neat technical football, they do not translate this into goals. We think Belgium will over run the Russia team and win this game easily.
Tip 1: Belgium to Win
Currently Belgium to win is around 7/10 with most Euro 2021 bookies. You can currently get more value with Spreadex who currently offer 3/4.
Tip 2: Over 2.5 Goals
We think the Belgium attack will overpower the Russians. The last two times these teams met the total goals were above 4. We hope that this match will not be any different. Also, three of Belgium’s last six matches have had over 2.5 goals.
Most UK bookies have over 2.5 goals priced as evens. However, Spreadex again currently offer more value for this match with Belgium v Russia Over 2.5 Goals odds of 11/10.
Whoever you bet with, always make sure it is a fully licensed and trustworthy Euro 2021 bookie.
Belgium v Russia Match Facts and Stats
Here is all the information you need on the Belgium v Russia match. When and where to watch the match and how these two teams have performed in their most recent outings.
Date and Venue
Belgium vs Russia is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Saturday, June 12, 2021. The match will be held at the Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg, Russia.
Where to watch Belgium v Russia
TV channel: The match will be televised on ITV for free.
Live stream: UK viewers will be able to watch the match online via the ITV Hub.
Belgium Form – Last 5 matches
Russia Form – Last 5 Matches
Russia have never managed to win against Belgium in the 7 games that have played against each other. However, the last time these two teams played against each other was 2019. Belgium won both games by over 2 goals. They have played some other games against each other, but Russia was the USSR at the time. We have not included those games below.
- Games Played: 7
- Belgium Wins: 5
- Russia Wins: 0
- Draws: 2
Belgium v Russia Match
On Saturday, June 12th, the second day of Euro 2021 tournament, Group B plays their first games. Belgium leads the FIFA men’s world rankings with 1783.38 points and enters the tournament with its Golden Generation as a title aspirant. The Russians, on the other hand, had a decent performance at the 2018 World Cup and could possibly cause trouble. The match will take place in St. Petersburg and will kick off at 20:00 BST.
Belgium as Euro 2020 championship favourites
During the Euro 2020 qualification, Belgium played in Group I. They got the maximum 30 points in ten group matches. Belgium did not lose a single point and finished qualification with a 40:3 goal difference. Thibaut Courtois is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and will compete with Manuel Neuer for the Golden Glove. In the friendlies leading up to the competition Denayer and Alderweireld were stalwarts at the back. Fighting for third place in the defense are Vertonghen and Boyata.
The Belgians’ midfield ace, Kevin De Bruyne, suffered an injury during the Champions League final and is not available in the first few games. Even Axel Witsel, who had a longer term injury, will probably not perform to his usual high standards. It remains exciting to see if Dendoncker, Tielemans and the Hazard brothers can compensate for the loss. In attack, the Belgians have Carrasco, Mertens and Lukaku. They should have no difficulty in scoring a few goals.
Russia as an outsider
The Russians were in the same group as Belgium during qualifying. They finished as runners-up with eight wins from ten games. The Russian goal difference stood at 33:8. The two matches they lost were against Belgium. Seven of the eight goals conceded by the Russians were also against Belgium. The Russians’ goal is guarded by Anton Shunin, who plays with Dynamo Moscow. In recent games, the Russian coach has set the team up with four defenders. We assume that Semenov and Dzhikiya will form the central defense. As fullbacks Karavaev, Kudryashov or Mario Fernandes and Zhirkov are in the running.
The only true constant in the Russian midfield is Aleksander Golovin. Depending on the opponent, the Russians play a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1, which is why it is difficult to predict the other midfield players. Up front Artem Dzubya is their main striker. However, he is not so effective when he plays as a lone striker and needs support to really shine.