Belgium returns to European Championship action in 2021 after missing the previous three editions, and there are many soccer pundits and fans around the globe who believe that this Belgian side could cause a few upsets in Europe this summer. The Belgians finished in third place at Euro 2018, missing out to the World Champions France. The current squad is as strong as any in the world and they go into international competitions as outside favorites.
With so many of Belgium’s Euro 2020 squad plying their trade in Europe’s top leagues, the majority of the players are well-known soccer enthusiasts. The team has a solid spine throughout it with Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois in goal, the likes of Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, and Thomas Vermaelen in defense, Youri Tielemans, Kevin De Beuyne, and Eden Hazard pulling the strings in midfield, and a strike force of Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke.
Pre-tournament odds of +600 seem very long for a team with such potential, but these odds should shorten significantly should Belgium progress from their difficult group.
Belgium Next Game
How are the opponents for Belgium’s next game? Do they need to win to progress from their group, or are they safely through and heading deep into the knockout stages?
Belgium Game Schedule
Have a look below to see Belgium’s game schedule. It will provide insight to the future bets you’re willing to make, even if the odds haven’t been released.
Belgium kicks off their Euro 2020 campaign with a difficult tie in St Petersburg on June 12 against Russia. The Russians are notoriously resilient and will put up a strong fight.
After Russia is a match against Denmark at Parken on June 17, with Finland laying in wait on June 21 back in Russia.
What Are The Current Belgium Standings
Belgium is part of Group B, with the likes of Denmark, Russia, and Finland. How are they faring against this top opposition?
Belgium Betting Tips
Belgium is the kind of team that could either take Euro 2020 by storm, or be labelled as one of the biggest disappointments.
The Belgians are +600 to win Euro 2020 before a ball’s been kicked, and are -150 (favorites) to top Group E, a bet that looks solid, especially if they can beat Italy in their opening fixture.
Another potential value bet could be for Romelu Lukaku being the top goalscorer at odds of +800. Inter Milan’s star man scored 36 goals and 23 in Serie A games. If, and it is a big if, Belgium go deep at Euro 2020, it will likely be Lukaku’s goals that have got them there.
Much of Belgium success depends on how Eden Hazard performs. The Real Madrid man has not had the best of seasons in 2020/21, but showed glimpses of his immense talent as the season drew to a close. Check out this video showcasing Hazard’s brilliance.
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