Belgium would strike many football fans as a smart team to back in the 2018 World Cup. Not only is the country home to many talented League players but they’re also very likely to qualify out of the group stages.
If you’re an England supporter, chances are you’re already looking for a second team to cheer for since you may be quite worried that England will fizzle out in the same way as they did in the 2014 competition.
If you’re an England supporter and a keen sports gambler, this is even more conflicting as with emotions running high, it’s probably not the wisest decision to place a wager on the Three Lions this summer.
Luckily for you, in this series of articles, we’re taking an in depth look at the other 31 teams which have qualified for the World Cup 2018 tournament in Russia. In this article in particular, we’ll be looking at the odds on Belgium winning world Cup 2018, and if they’re a smart alternative to backing England.
Belgium in the World Cup 2018 So Far
Belgium have started their World Cup 2018 journey in an excellent fashion, having only lost one of the ten matches they played in the qualifying stages. This meant that they managed to fly straight through to the group stages.
For those who follow Belgium, or any league club with a Belgian player, this almost unchallenged success shouldn’t come as a surprise. The Belgian national team is full of talented players, with the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke and Eden Hazard sure to score some goals in Russia. Furthermore, Belgium also have a formidable array of defenders and the talented goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
Could this strong squad ensure that Belgium go all the way this year? The odds on Belgium to win World Cup 2018 are looking very attractive.
A Brief History of Belgium’s World Cup Performances
The World Cup 2018 will be the thirteenth time that Belgium have participated in the international competition, and therefore the Belgium World Cup 2018 odds are almost expected to be good.
However, in recent competitions, Belgium have somewhat failed to live up to their successful World Cup history. In both 2006 and 2010 they failed to qualify for the tournament altogether and whilst they reached the quarter finals in 2014, a painful match against Argentina meant their journey was brought to an untimely end.
This mixed bag of history means that the odds on Belgium winning 2018 World Cup could be quite unpredictable. If you do have faith in the team, however, and want to back odds for Belgium to win World Cup 2018, then read on to find out what the best wagers to place are shaping up to be.
Belgium World Cup 2018 Odds and Predictions
The World Cup starts in just over a month and this means that bookmakers are already offering plenty of Belgium World Cup 2018 options. This means that if you want to get ahead of the crowd and be one of the first to back the team this summer, now is your perfect opportunity.
Belgium Odds to Advance Out of Group Stages
Belgium start off in the World Cup in Group G, which means they’re up against England, Tunisia and Panama. Although it may be heart-breaking for England fans to admit, Belgium are the favourites to advance in this group and it shouldn’t be too much of a fight.
That being said, England are taking a strong team to Russia and Tunisia are a complete wild card too. This could put Belgium’s odds to advance at risk, which would in turn obviously impact the odds Belgium to win World Cup 2018 too.
Odds Belgium to Win World Cup 2018
The betting odds Belgium to win World Cup 2018 are sure to be popular choice for many football fans, and if they do manage to advance from the groups, these odds will shorten considerably.
At the moment, the Belgium to win World Cup 2018 odds stand at around 10/1, which puts them within the top 10 teams most likely to lift the trophy. Notably, however, these odds are slightly longer than we were expecting and therefore if you’re keen to back Belgium this summer then now is a great time to place a wager.
Other Odds Belgium World Cup 2018
If you think that the Belgium to win World Cup 2018 odds are still a little too risky at the moment, then the good news is that there’s plenty of other markets to explore.
One of the most popular choices at the moment is to back a Belgian player as the top goal scorer of the tournament. With a squad full of talent you’ll have plenty of players to pick from, all with good odds on winning the Golden Boot prize.
Taking a punt on a player like Lukaku, who racked up an impressive 11 goals in the qualifying stages alone, could be a smart bet to place, and could even be much more lucrative than many of the odds Belgium win World Cup 2018 options.