Quarterfinals: BRA vs. BEL
Brazil vs. Belgium July 6, 2018- 2:00 PM ET (TV FOXS1) Kazan Arena
The second game of the quarterfinals on Friday has the makings of a doozy as Brazil and Belgium will square at Kazan Arena in a knockout match that has the following betting lines from our best sportsbooks;
Ready or not, the Belgians feel they are ready as they will ever be as they will be faced with having to dethrone the five-time World Cup champion Brazilians if they wish to punch their ticket to the semi-finals.
Undefeated thus far in the tournament thanks to a comeback for the ages when they were two goals down versus Japan in the Round of 16, Belgium is well aware they can ill-afford to fall behind the favored Brazilians (+111 ML) if they want any chance of pulling off the upset.
Belgium feels they have grown into a “special team” in this tournament and with 12 goals scored thus far, they will need to continue that fire-power and challenge the Brazilians. Belgium will look to the attacking skills of Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard to try to offset the speed of Brazil.
And for Brazil, the world powers have bounced back in a big way after laying an egg in their home country four years ago. Backed by the fire-power of Miranda, Marquinhos, Thiago Silva and of course, Neymar, the Brazilians may be just a cut above the Belgium in this one?
But, it doesn’t stop there for Brazil as they are tops in goals against in this year’s World Cup which combined with their scoring power has them as a strong favorite for their sixth WC title.
With so much talent on their side right down to the bench for Brazil, the Belgians will need to play their best football yet or risk being in for a long game as Brazil has it going on from both sides of the field. For sports betting purposes from our best sportsbooks for this BRA vs. BEL marquee matchup, MyBookie is favoring Brazil (+111 ML) over Belgium (+264 ML) with an over/under of 2.5 total game goals scored from 5Dimes.
Keeping my faith in the South Americans, I will favor Brazil for the win as my best betting pick for my money.