Belgium vs Russia prediction: Belgium is highly rated for the top spot of Group B while Russia can only compete for the second place of the group. The level of the two teams is also different.
- Match date: 07:00 pm on 06/12/2021
- Event: EURO 2021
- Stage: Matchday 1st
- Location: Gazprom Arena
HEAD TO HEAD
STANDING / GROUP B
BELGIUM VS RUSSIA PREDICTION: TEAM COMPARISON & TIPS
Belgium had a pretty complete 2020 when they got 6/8 wins. Among them are 5/6 victories in Group A UEFA Nations League. They got the top spot and the ticket to the championship round. This is totally worth for them.
2020 has not passed smoothly for the Russian team. They started the UEFA Nations League very well but lost in the last 2 matches of the group. This has made them miss the very opportunity to get to the top of the table and climb up to Group A.
It will not be too surprising if Belgium takes the top spot of Group B EURO 2021. They are expected to get 7 points with 2 wins and the match against Denmark will have a draw result. Coach Roberto Martinez’s team is still highly appreciated. They even have the ability to win the championship this time. Because Belgium has too many outstanding elements in the squad.
It can be mentioned that Lukaku has just shown his excellence to win Serie A with Inter Milan. Or Bruyne with Manchester City. Other factors such as Mertens, Courtois or Hazard are also full of highlights. Especially versatile players like Dendoncker or Tielemans bring richness to the way this team uses people.
As for Russia, the most positive thing for them right now is probably the experience. The fact that the old general Zhirkov is still playing partly shows that. In addition, the discovery of the Miranchuk brothers is a rare bright spot that Russia has. In general, the Aries team this season is not overrated. Maybe, they are only slightly superior to Finland to raise hopes of getting 3rd place in the group.
Select: Belgium FT.
Despite being a highly appreciated team, coach Roberto Martinez never wanted his students to waste their energy. They are always stalked by midfield stars like Tielemans, de Bruyne too sharp to create. Except for the early lead, or against the weaker teams, Belgium will explode. In the match against Russia this time, perhaps pragmatic competition is the optimal solution.
Select: Over 1 FT.
Belgium vs Russia prediction: Belgium 1-0 Russia FT.
Belgium has been unbeaten in all 7 encounters with Russia in the past, with up to 5 victories. The two teams were also in the same main group in the EURO 2021 qualifiers and the lucky draw put them in the same group. In both matches in that qualifying round, Belgium got a convincing 3-1 and 4-1 victory, respectively, against the opponent.
With outstanding strength when the squad possesses many of the world’s top stars, Belgium is being ranked among the top candidates for the championship title at the tournaments. In addition to the current confrontation history, defeating Russia is not too difficult a task for the red devils.
Select: Belgium FT.
Belgium: Courtois, Denayer, Dendoncker, De Bruyne, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Hazard, Chadli, Tielemans, Mertens, Lukaku.
Russia: Guilherme, Dzhikiya, Ozdoev, Erokhin, Zhirkov, Diveev, Karavaev, Miranchuk, Kuzyaev, Miranchuk, Zabolotnyi.
The above is information about the prediction in the 1st round match between Belgium vs Russia of EURO 2021 on 06/12/2021 of CMD368 bookmaker.