Kick Off: 1945, 06/06/2018
Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium
Belgium were below par when held to a goalless draw by Portugal on Saturday but warrant another chance to impress when hosting Egypt in Brussels on Wednesday.
The Red Devils scored a joint European record 43 goals in qualifying and will hopefully find a way to break the Pharaohs down.
We’re kicking off our Belgium vs Egypt betting tips by taking 87/100 for a home win to nil.
A Look At Belgium’s Betting Odds
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku still looked to be feeling the effects of an ankle injury picked up towards the end of the season in Belgium’s weekend game.
Crystal Palace forward Christian Benteke fared no better when brought on at half-time – and has since been cut from the World Cup squad – so Roberto Martinez does have some work to do.
Portugal do have a strong defence, though, and they were content to keep things tight without Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Red Devils are favourites for England’s group at Russia 2018 and big things are expected of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Co.
After reaching the quarter-finals of Brazil 2014 and Euro 2016, they were certainly consistent in World Cup qualifying, dropping only two points in 10 games.
A Look At Egypt’s Betting Odds
Egypt showed plenty of resilience when holding out for a 0-0 stalemate versus Colombia in Italy on Friday, despite having just 31 per cent of the possession.
However, they struggled to make an impact going forward without injured talisman Mohammed Salah.
The Liverpool ace netted 71 per cent of his side’s goals in qualifying for the World Cup and his absence will again be sorely felt here.
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed El Neny is another key player struggling to get fit again in time for Russia 2018.
Hector Cuper-managed sides are always well organised, so we aren’t expecting the Pharaohs to fall apart in the face of such adversity, but the Red Devils will be tough to keep out for a full game.
We’re finishing off our Belgium vs Egypt betting predictions by taking 14/5 for this to be a draw at half-time and then the hosts to be ahead at the final whistle.
BELGIUM 0-0 Portugal
EGYPT 0-0 Colombia
Head-to-head: Belgium 0-1 Egypt, Egypt 4-0 Belgium
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