Belgium VS England, Match Prediction | FIFA World Cup 2018

England VS Belgium, Kick-Off Time – 7:30 PM IST, Friday at Saint Petersburg Stadium

A third place game isn’t exactly every Footballer’s dream, but nevertheless, it’s a reminder of how far you’ve come, a compensation of some sorts. England will take onBelgium in this “no stakes” encounter in Saint Petersburg on Saturday.

Team News 

England- Keiran Trippier has recovered from a groin injury that had kept him sidelined for the closing minutes of the Semi-Final defeat against Croatia. Kyle Walker and Jordan Henderson have also returned to training, and Gareth Southgate should have a whole squad to choose from.

Predicted XI- Jordan Pickford Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Eric Dier, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young, Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane

Belgium- Thomas Meunier has returned from suspension and is an integral part of Roberto Martinez’s tactics and initiates a good chunk of their counter-attacks. Belgium have a fit 23-man squad and the country’s “Golden Generation” will be looking to make their mark in the World Cup with a third-place finish.

Predicted XI- Thibaut Courtois, Jan Vertonghen, Vincent Kompany, Toby Alderweireld, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Nacer Chadli, Thomas Meunier; Marouane Fellaini, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku

Key Players

Belgium: Eden Hazard, the Belgian skipper has been one of the top players in this World Cup, he can dribble, he can pass and can score and look absolutely magnificent while doing it.

England: Harry Kane, King Kane can become the first English player since Gary Lineker to win the World Cup Golden Boot. Kane has proved himself at the World stage with 6 Goals in the World Cup.

Form- Last 5

England– W |  W | W | W | L

Belgium–  W| W | W | W | L

Odds- SkyBet

England- 2/1

Draw- 11/4

Mexico- 5/4

Prediction, England 0 – 1 Belgium: Belgium seem to have too much experience and firepower compared to this young England side.

Where to watch?

TV Channels (India) – Sony Ten 2, Sony Ten 3 and Sony ESPN – 11:30 PM IST

In addition, you can live stream all the Matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup from 14th June to 15th July only on the Official SonyLIV App and the SonyLIV Website.

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Scott Staffin will manage the editorial section in worldcupupdates.org. Scott is a passionate soccer blogger from the United States. He is also a football player and a diehard fan of Argentina.