Football predictions 1×2 for Belgium – England
The national teams of Belgium and England will argue for the bronze medals at the World Cup 2018. The duel is on Saturday at the “Saint Petersburg Stadium” and the Belgians are favorites to win the third place at the World Cup 2018.
The two teams missed their chance to argue in the final on Sunday, and now they go against each other in a battle for bronze medals. Quite often, this game is more like a friendly match than a real battle, since only a few days ago the teams had suffered a disappointing defeat. Both Belgium and England wanted to argue in the final and be the new world champions, but they did not manage to cope with the teams of France and Croatia.
The Belgians lost 0:1 on Tuesday as Roberto Martinez’s team failed to show their magic in the attack. Belgium played a good level of defense and allowed only one shot from the strong attack of the French, but the magic of Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard was not in the top position. But now Belgium will have the opportunity to record historical success if it becomes third in the world. Their best achievement so far is the fourth place in the world championship since 1986 at the World Finals in Mexico. This generation of Belgium really deserves something more and they enter as favorites against England. “The Red Devils” have already played the “Three Lions” in the group stage when the two teams came out with experimental teams, but we are now looking to see a much more disputed match, as bronze medals are all the more important.
Gareth Southgate’s pupils lost to Croatia 1:2 on Wednesday after extra time and their dream of becoming world champions for the second time was broken. It seemed as though England was on the right track after Kieran Trippier gave the team a lead in the first half and the English came home on a 1-0 draw. Croatia, however, showed an irresistible spirit, and Luka Modric, the star of the team, inspired his teammates as in the second half Croatia controlled the game. Ivan Perisic made a balancing shot to make the game a sequel. It seems that for the third time in a Croatian match we will watch penalties but Mario Mandzukic made a mistake in the defense of England after being left uncovered and sent the Three Lions to the small final Saturday in Saint Petersburg.
England recorded a comfortable win at the 1/4-finals against Sweden, but before that they played again against Columbia. The English team may have fatigue and Gareth Southgate can make some changes for the upcoming match against Belgium. The Belgians will surely come out with all the best as Thomas Meunier returns after a penalty. Romelu Lukaku will lead the attack on the team and Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard will help him in the front row. Belgium will try to take early control of the match and score a shot, so you can try a bet for them to keep on vacation.
It is already said that this will be the second meeting between these countries at the World Cup 2018. It is a curious fact that since World Cup 2002 there was no case when two countries played twice against each other in one tournament, then Turkey and Brazil stood up twice. Belgium has played only once for bronze medals and lost to France in 1986 at the World Cup in Mexico. England also failed to win bronze medals in their sole experience until they lost Italy in 1990 by 1:2. I think the Belgian team will rejoice on Saturday night as they had only one loss under the lead of Roberto Martinez to the semi-final match against France so it seems unlikely that they will again defeat and see them with bronze medals after the last referee signal.
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