Brazil v Belgium Prediction
Friday, 7:00 pm
Kazan Arena (Kazan)
Five times world cup champions Brazil will go head to head against Belgium at the Kazan Arena on Friday.
Brazil approach today’s game after Neymar lead them to a (2-0) victory against Mexico in the round of 16.
Its ended goalless in the first-half, Brazil took the lead after Neymar slotted home a cross from Willian, before substitute Roberto Fimino’s 88 minute goal sealed the win for the Green and Yellow.
Belgium comes into the game on the back of a scare against Japan in which they had to come back from two goals down to win (3-2).
The first-half ended goalless, but the Japanese took the lead early in the second-half, and doubled it 3 minutes later. With less than 30 minutes away from a shocking defeat, the Belgians launched series of offensive pressure and quality shots on goal, which eventually paid off.
Jan Vertonghen‘s headed got the Red Devil back into the game, substitute Marouane Fellaini leveled the score, before Nacer Chadli netted home the winner late into stoppage time.
Players to Watch
Play maker Neymar will be leading the attack for Brazil alongside Willian and Philippe Coutinho.
Romelu Lukaku will have to setup his game after failing to score against Japan. Eden Hazard will pose a massive treat on either side of the wing, while Thomas Meunier will create chances for the Belgians from the right.
Head to Head
There only meeting was in the knockout stage of 2002 World Cup, were Brazil won (2-0).
Prediction: Over 1.5 goals
Reason for Brazil v Belgium Betting Tips
Over 1.5 goals have been scored in Brazil’s last five games.
Each of Belgium’s last five games have had over 1.5 goals.
Brazil have scored at least a goal in each of their last five games.
Belgium have scored at least a goal in each of their last five games.