The Russian national team will play against the Belgian team in the first round of the group stage of the European Championship. The match will take place on June 12 in St. Petersburg, starting at 10 pm in Moscow. Belgium – Russia: forecast, rate, probability, statistics.
The Belgian national team became the best team in the qualifying tournament for the European Championship. In ten matches, the Belgians scored the maximum number of points, scored 40 goals and conceded only three times.
An absolutely incredible result, which however is not surprising, knowing who is playing for this team. Or rather, who set it on fire at the time. Then Belgium moved, in chic form Kevin De Bruyne, has not yet had time to “acidify” after his move to Real Madrid Eden Hazard – it was a car that had stopped a step away from the World Cup final a year before.
About Azar, everything is already clear, he is curious not in shape, and most likely he will not be in the initial lineup. De Bruyne, on the other hand, is not yet ready to play. Recently Kevin underwent minor surgery due to facial injuries. He will certainly not play with Russia, and participation in the remaining matches is still in question.
In early June Belgium played two friendly matches. The first against the Greek national team ended in a 1: 1 draw, and in the second the team Roberto Martinez won 1: 0 against Croatia. Not very convincing.
In those spring qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup, the Belgians scored seven points. This time they failed to win at the Czech Republic – in Prague there was a 1: 1 draw.
Meanwhile, Russia also played two friendly games before the start of the Euro. First Stanislav Cherkhov’s team drew against Poland – 1: 1. A very lively match in which the Russians looked quite aggressive (in a good sporting sense), especially in the first half.
This kind of football most often brings success when it comes to the national team.
In the second match – against Bulgaria – the Russian national team won with a score of 1: 0. The only goal scored a few minutes before the final whistle Alexander Sobolevwhich transformed the punishment. But here the game was like that, objectively speaking. Apparently, the workload was influential – the team had very intense training.
But, as usual, it is also an unpleasant moment. The main problem is still a simple (or even primitive) attack game on which everything depends Artem Dziuba… In this regard, the Russians are unlikely to find any surprises for their rivals.
In March, the national team From Russia also played three matches in the qualification for the 2022 World Cup. After victories over Malta and Slovenia, Cherchov’s team lost against Slovakia. The main thing is not to play as against Slovak. It was a very bad match, and it can even be used as a guide, how not to play.
Forecast and rate
You can bet on Belgium in this match for 1.76, for draw for 3.84and the victory of Belgium bookmakers proposed for 5.85…
It is unlikely that anyone would argue that Belgium is the clear favorite here, but the coefficient on it is quite cautious. First, De Bruyne will not play, and Hazard will most likely remain in reserve.
And secondly, the match will take place in St. Petersburg. Although the home field factor has long been difficult to call a serious advantage. In the autumn of 2019, Belgium destroyed the Russians right in St. Petersburg, scoring four goals.
But the small doubts about the Belgian victory are linked not only with these two reasons. It is very likely that Roberto Martinez is not bringing the latest team to the Euro. Some have suffered injuries (e.g. Axel Witsel has never played this year), some have played a huge number of matches for the club, and some have just started playing worse. Everyone realizes that the main problem for Belgium may be protection.
Overall, this is a very difficult choice, but we are nevertheless willing to assume that
Tax – Russia win or draw for 2.27. We anticipate that this is quite realistic, although at first glance it may seem that Russia has no chance at all. Belgium-2021 is still no good difference from Belgium-2019, which “pushed” Russia onto the turf of the St. Petersburg arena.