Brazil vs Belgium 2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Odds & Pick.

Brazil vs Belgium 2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Odds & Pick

Written by on July 4, 2018

It’s an absolute shame that Brazil and Belgium are meeting in only the quarterfinals of the 2018 World Cup because they are both so talented that it should be the championship match. Instead, the winner gets either France or Uruguay in the semifinals. MyBookie Sportsbook oddsmakers favor Brazil to move on.We have all the information you need to keep up-to-date on all things World Cup. So far has been a lucrative period thanks to a ton of World Cup prop bets, moneyline wagers and point spreads, there’s plenty of ways to keep it exciting. Also, make work more entertaining by starting your own FIFA World Cup Pool using the MyBookie World Cup printable bracket and keep your mind on the tournament at all times.

2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Odds & Pick: Brazil vs Belgium

  • When: Friday, 2 PM ET
  • Where: Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia
  • TV/Stream: Fox Sports 1/Fox Sports Go
  • 2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Odds: Brazil +107 / Belgium +245 / Draw +225 (Total at 2.5 goals )

Head to Head

  • Games Played: 1
  • Brazil Victories: 1
  • Brazil Goals: 2
  • Belgium Goals: 0

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Why Bet on Brazil?

  • Confederation: CONMEBOL
  • Head coach: Tite
  • Captain: Various
  • FIFA Ranking: 2
  • World Cup Appearances: 21
The Brazilians are the tournament favorites and beat Mexico 2-0 in the Round of 16. Neymar scored one goal and assisted on another. He opened the scoring for Brazil with a close-range tap-in at 50 minutes and Roberto Firmino made the game safe with two minutes remaining. The five-time winners also surpassed Germany’s World Cup record of 226 World Cup goals, moving on to 228 after Neymar and Firmino’s strikes.Firmino scored just two minutes and four seconds after coming on as a substitute for Brazil, the second fastest sub goal so far at the 2018 World Cup. Neymar has been involved in 20 goals in his last 19 games in all competitions for Brazil, scoring 11 and assisting nine. Neymar has been fouled 23 times at the 2018 World Cup, more than any other player.Over recent decades, the Brazilian game has adopted criteria for fouls that is out of step with the rest of the world. Club sides from Brazil often have a problem when playing in international competitions. Neymar acts like he’s shot every time he’s touched. It’s ridiculous.Brazil made one change from the side that beat Serbia 2-0 last time out, with Filipe Luis replacing Marcelo after the left-back suffered a back spasm in that win. Brazil has won eight of their nine World cup matches against CONCACAF nations (D1), conceding in just one of those matches (5-2 vs Costa Rica in 2002).It was another painful exit for Mexico, which has failed to play a fifth game at the World Cup since hosting the tournament in 1986. After being disqualified from participating in 1990, Mexico has suffered seven successive defeats in the round of 16 since 1994.Against Belgium, Brazil will be without Casemiro, who is suspended after picking up a second yellow of the tournament. Fernandinho is likely to come in. Real Madrid’s Casemiro has anchored the midfield with aplomb, and his suspension is a blow. But there’s no better deputy than Man City’s Fernandinho, who was sensational as the Citizens rolled to the Premiership title in record-breaking fashion last season. Gabriel Jesus’ starting spot could be in doubt after another positive impact from substitute Firmino.

Projected Line-Up

  • 1-Alisson
  • 3-João Miranda
  • 2-Thiago Silva
  • 22-Fágner
  • 12-Marcelo
  • 15-Paulinho
  • 11-Philippe Coutinho
  • 5-Casemiro
  • 19-Willian
  • 10-Neymar
  • 9-Gabriel Jesus

Why Bet on Belgium?

  • Confederation: UEFA
  • Head Coach: Roberto Martínez
  • Captain: Eden Hazard
  • FIFA Ranking: 3
  • World Cup Appearances: 13
Although both nations are seasoned FIFA World Cup veterans, they have only met once on the biggest stage of all: a Round of 16 match at Korea/Japan 2002, in which Brazil survived some first-half scares to prevail 2-0 through two goals by Rivaldo in the second half.Belgium advanced here with a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Japan, the winner on Nacer Chadli’s 94th-minute strike. Down 2-0 in the 52nd minute, Jan Vertonghen’s looping header (69) gave Belgium hope before substitute Marouane Fellaini’s finish (74) from Eden Hazard’s cross brought the score level. Hazard has been directly involved in 19 goals in his 18 games for Belgium under Roberto Martinez, scoring 10 and assisting nine.Belgium is the first team to come from 2+ goals down to win a World Cup knockout stage match within 90 minutes since Portugal beat DPR Korea in the 1966 quarter-final (0-3 down, 5-3 win). Belgium has reached the World Cup quarter-finals in successive tournaments for the first time.Belgium is slight underdog at the 2018 World Cup Quarterfinals Odds against Brazil.The Belgians aren’t favorites in theory against Brazil, but they have some pretty amazing statistics to support their cause. Most notably they have now gone 23 matches in a row without defeat (their last loss was in September 2016 against Spain). At Russia 2018, Belgium is one of only two teams to win their first four matches, scoring 12 goals in the process. Uruguay is the other side that has a 100 percent record so far.Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku and Dries Mertens are sensational players and they could rip through any defense in the world. Axel Witsel anchors things so well that Tottenham’s terrific midfielder Mousa Dembele cannot get into the team. Then they have the Premiership’s three best center-backs repelling attacks. Vincent Kompany, Jan Vertonghen, and Toby Alderweireld are all quality players. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is among the best in the world.Fellaini not only scored the second goal against Japan, he also made a significant impact thanks to his physicality, calmness and intelligent passing. All qualities that would be handy against Brazil. If he plays, de Bruyne would likely take the position of Mertens next to Hazard, with Fellaini next to Witsel.

Projected Line-Up

  • 1-T. Courtois
  • 5-J. Vertonghen
  • 2-T. Alderweireld
  • 15-T. Meunier
  • 20-D. Boyata
  • 6-A. Witsel
  • 7-K. De Bruyne
  • 11-Y. Carrasco
  • 10-E. Hazard
  • 14-D. Mertens
  • 9-R. Lukaku

Expert Final Score Predictions

This tournament has been filled by upsets. Why not another one? Belgium 2 – Brazil 1
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