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England vs Belgium betting tips, odds and predictions for Sunday's clash in the Nations League. Gareth Southgate's men are looking to move top of the Group 2 table with a win.
England vs Belgium top free betting tips
Our top three tips for the Nations League head to head between England and Belgium are as follows:
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Can a Struggling England side Knock Belgium off their Perch?
England made the trip to the Telia Parken in Copenhagen last time out, where they were held by Denmark. The two countries cancelled each other out, and the game ended in a goalless draw. England will be happy to have kept another clean sheet but disappointed with their attacking play. Mount and Grealish were both introduced in the second half but failed to provide a breakthrough for Southgate's men.
Belgium maintained their 100% start to this season's Nations League with a win against Iceland in September. The visitors took the lead at the Stade Roi Baudouin in Bruxelles in the 10th minute through Fridjonsson. This turned out to be a false dawn for the Scandinavians though as goals fro, Witsel and Batsguayi made it 2-1 to Belgium at the break. Mertens, Batshuayi, and Doku added further goals in the second forty-five to wrap up a convincing 5-1 win for the Red Devils.
Belgium have won their last 12 international matches, last losing in November 2011 away at Switzerland 5-2. The Red Devils have won their last six away games on the run, only conceding 1-goal during that period. England have failed to win four of their last 10 internationals, drawing with Denmark and Switzerland, and losing against the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. England have scored 1-goal and conceded none in their opening two group games while Belgium have scored 7-goals and have conceded one.
Head to Head Record
These two countries have clashed eight times in total, first back in 1954 when the sides drew 4-4. In recent years. Belgium have had the better of England. The Red Devils have won three of their last five games against the 1966 World Cup winners. The two sides met twice at the 2018 World Cup, and on each occasion, Belgium won and kept a clean sheet.
England have called-up the uncapped quartet of Henderson, Saka, Barnes, and Calvert-Lewin, but all are likely to start on the bench. Stones, Rose, Oxlade-CVhamberlain, Barkley, Wilson, and Hudson-Odoi all miss out. England lack goals in defence and midfield, relying heavily on Harry Kane to score. Sterling, Rashford, and Sancho need to start converting more of their chances to take the pressure off their captain.
Vermaelen and Thomas Hazard are both absent for Belgium, but the uncapped Lukebakio, Kayembe, Saelemaekers, Vanheusden, Bornauw, and Van Crombrugge make the cut. The usual suspects will all feature for Belgium this weekend, and England could struggle against such a high-quality side.
The Top Betting Tips and the Best Odds for England vs Belgium
Our predictions for England vs Belgium are accompanied by the best price betting odds. These free tips are researched by our top tipster using the latest statistics. All the betting odds we provide are subject to change, so it's best to compare the bookmakers before placing any bets.
- Belgium Double Chance @ 4/7
- Under 2.5 Goals @ 10/11
- 1-0 Belgium @ 9/1
Belgium Double Chance
Belgium top Group 2 with a 100% record after wins against Denmark and Iceland in their opening two matches. England are yet to lose in Group 2 but only scraped past Iceland and drew 0-0 with Denmark.
England have lost and failed to score in their last two games against Belgium. Southgate's men have struggled since returning to action in September and go up against a strong and confident Belgium. The visitors have won their last 12 international matches in all competitions.
With the hosts misfiring in their opening two Nations League matches, Belgium will be confident of coming away with at least a point on Sunday.
Under 2.5 Goals
Games between England and Belgium have tended to be tight and tense affairs over the years. No more than a 2-goal margin has ever separated the two nations. Five of the last six encounters between England and Belgium have produced under 2.5 goals.
Only two of the eight clashes between these two countries have produced over 2.5 goals. Both sides head into Sunday's match, having yet to concede a goal in their opening two Nations League games.
Neither of these countries concedes many goals, with England yet to concede in their last two matches and Belgium only conceding once.
The last three encounters between these two nations have ended in a win-to-nil. Three of the duo's last six clashes have ended in 1-0 scorelines. Belgium have kept clean sheets in five of their last six away trips. England have looked poor going forward in their last two games, relying on a generous late penalty to beat Iceland.
In 2018 when these two sides last locked horns, Belgium claimed a 2-0 and a 1-0 win over England in the World Cup. Both teams have scored in just one of the duo's last six meetings since 1990. We're expecting another close game between these two nations on Sunday.
England don't concede many goals and are yet to let in a single goal in Group 2. However, Belgium have scored 7-goals in their opening two matches and will prove tricky for Southgate's men to handle.