We take a look at the World Cup 2018 Semi Final match between France and Belgium on Wednesday morning (11/07/2018) which looks a cracking match between two very attacking teams. We take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the World Cup 2018 Semi Final match.
When: 04:00 | Wednesday 11/07/2018
Watch: SBS HD
Belgium were a team that we all knew had super talent but was it going to come together at the right time for them?
Clearly it has and although I anticipated progress from Brazil, Belgium believed and got the result they would have been confident of achieving.
France play with a very strong spine of the team and have players that drift very well and know how to find space.
N’Golo Kante and Antoine Griezmann play crucial roles on this team by bringing the plan together and connecting which such precision from defence to attack.
Belgium will go into this game with no fear and a belief they are a very good football team.
They have players also that can make a special impact and they will look to be patient, and find openings.
They have been very good at countering teams as well.
This World Cup has been played in such good spirit with teams trying to score goals and with the teams we have here, I expect that flow to continue.
Of course, they’ll want to be secure, but they’ll still attack and throw bodies forward to score goals.
KEY BATTLE: Antoine Griezmann v Kevin De Bruyne
Two wonderful players who bring so much to their respective teams.
Griezmann is a real boss out there and you can see him coaching other players and he just knows the game so well and delivers on big moments.
De Bruyne also a fantastic player and does such incredible things at times.
You feel that he thinks it’s normal, such is his character.
Really tough call here but Griezmann to deliver when needed and win this battle.
France to win what hopefully turns out to be a fantastic game.
I think this can come from a stronger drive and ability to win the areas in midfield which will allow them to pose a few more problems to Belgium.
France has recorded a regulation time loss in just one of its last 25 World Cup Finals matches played in Europe.
The half-time scoreline has been 0-0 in four of Belgium’s last five World Cup night matches.
Tip: France at $2.50
Value BET: France 3-1 at $21.00
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change