Russia vs Belgium Predictions & Betting Odds – 16th November 2019

Belgians to make it nine wins out of nine

Thibaut Courtois/Belgium ©imago images / Panoramic International16.11.2019

Russia vs Belgium Betting Tips – UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier, 16th November 17.00pm

The top two in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group I lock horns at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg on Saturday, as Stanislav Cherchesov’s Russia entertain Roberto Martinez’s Belgium. The Belgians are three points ahead of the Russians; they also have the advantage in the head-to-head having won 3-1 in Brussels in March. Martinez’s men are the favourites at evens in Saint Petersburg.

Russia vs Belgium Betting Odds*

Russia 11/4
Draw 14/5
Belgium Evens
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 14th, 2019 at 13:00 p.m.)
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Russia News and Form – Will the Russians have to settle for second spot?

Stanislav Cherchesov’s Russia have had a remarkable qualifying campaign. The Russians, who impressed in the 2018 FIFA World Cup on home soil, have won seven of eight Group I games. They have qualified for the Euro 2020 championship in style, as the nation are a whopping 11 points above third place with two fixtures left to play.

Since falling to a 3-1 defeat to Belgium in Brussels back in March, Russia have won seven qualifying games in a row, scoring 26 times along the way. In fact, only Group I rivals Belgium have scored more qualifying goals up until now – the Belgians have netted 30, while Russia have scored 27 times.

 

Both teams to score
Yes67/100
No11/10

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In their previous qualifier, Cherchesov’s side thumped Cyprus 5-0 in Nicosia, with Denis Cheryshev scoring a brace – there were also goals for Magomed Ozdoyev, Artem Dzyuba and Aleksandr Golovin. After hosting Belgium in Saint Petersburg on Saturday, Russia’s campaign ends with a game against minnows San Marino in Serravalle next week. Will they end on a high?

Russia vs Belgium Head to Head

Belgium ran out 3-1 winners when the teams squared off in Brussels in March, with Eden Hazard scoring twice and Youri Tielemans also netting

The two nations played out a six-goal thriller in a friendly in March 2017, with the game ending in an enthralling 3-3 draw

Russia have never beaten Belgium in six previous attempts

The Belgians have won four of the last five meetings

 

Key-Facts – Russia vs Belgium

  • Russia have won eight in a row
  • Belgium have a 100% record in qualifying so far
  • Only three points separate these two at the top of Group I

 

Belgium News and Form – Belgians to make it nine wins from nine?

Belgium have been the standout nation in Euro 2020 qualifying up until now. Martinez’s men, who finished third in last summer’s World Cup, have won eight out of eight. Since Cheryshev scored for Russia in Brussels at the start of the campaign, Belgium have kept seven clean sheets on the bounce. Meanwhile, the Red Devils have netted an astounding 30 goals in Group I.

Having picked up maximum points, Belgium will want to make it ten out of ten from their last two. Only Belgium and Italy have a 100% record so far. After Saturday’s clash in Russia, Belgium end the group with a match with Cyprus at the King Baudouin Stadium in the Belgian capital on Tuesday night.

Belgium are a team in phenomenal form at the moment. Martinez’s troops head to Saint Petersburg having won 13 of their last 15 in all competitions. Will they maintain their 100% record and win Group I on Saturday?

Russia vs Belgium Tips & Odds

Belgium to win at Evens
3-1 correct score – Belgium at 14/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 14th, 2019 at 13:15 p.m.)

Russia vs Belgium Predictions

Belgium win: Russia go into this one in stunning form. The Russians are well and truly in a golden era under Cherchesov at the moment, and his side are more than capable of shocking Belgium at the Krestovsky Stadium at the weekend.

Having said that, this Belgian team is glittered with world class talent all over the pitch, and Martinez’s boys are savvy enough to leave Saint Petersburg with their 100% record intact. Put some money on the visitors to get the win (evens).

Russia have scored in all eight of their qualifiers. Belgium picked up a 3-1 win in the reverse fixture, and they are priced at 14/1 to prevail by the same scoreline on Saturday.


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