A tie between the 2018 World Cup bronze medalist and a team that returns to the competition for the second time and first since 1986 when all team members but one, captain Atiba Hutchinson, were not even born. We are talking, of course, about the Belgium vs Canada tie. A match between an ageing golden generation and one that is just now starting to break through. Here is your complete betting preview.
Belgium vs Canada
Date: 23 November 2022
Time: 19:00 (GMT)
Venue: Ahmed bin Ali Stadium (Al-Rayyan)
We have all heard of Belgium’s Golden Generation. The likes of Hazard, Courtois, Lukaku, and (mainly) Kevin De Bruyne are already football legends in their home country. Eight of Roberto Martinez’s men are about to play in their third consecutive World Cup.
Belgium has the world’s best playmaker, Kevin De Bruyne, ready and roaring, but that is not the case with some of the other weapons the team has had in the past few years. Romelu Lukaku is struggling with injuries and he will likely miss this Belgium vs Canada match. As for Eden Hazard, he is out of form for the past three seasons and that doesn’t seem to change.
The good news is that Thomas Meunier has been training without any problem and he will possibly feature in his team’s starting XI.
The main concern for Canada is whether Alphonso Davies, possibly the best footballer the country has ever produced (aged only 22), will be ready for this upcoming Belgium vs Canada tie.
The forward three of Larin, Buchanan, and David, a formidable offensive line for a team like Canada, are ready and they dream of hurting Belgium to score the country’s first-ever World Cup goal.
Belgium (3-4-2-1): Courtois; Dendoncker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Meunier, Witsel, Tielemans, Carrasco; De Bruyne, E Hazard; Trossard
Canada (3-4-3): Borjan; Johnston, Vitoria, Miller; Laryea, Eustaquio, Hutchinson, Adekugbe; Buchanan, Larin, David
Belgium to Win: 1.50
Canada to Win: 6.50
Over 2.5 Goals: 1.75
Under 2.5 Goals: 2.10
Canada has made history by just being here and they will do it again if they score a goal, or get a point in the Group Stage. For now, we can’t look past Belgium. This is a great opportunity to use a betting sign up bonus, if you have just opened a new bookmaker account.
Belgium vs Canada Pick: Belgium to win @1.50
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