Belgium vs Egypt Betting Tip
Belgium vs Egypt | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Both teams are coming into this match uneased with the current condition of their key players. The Pharaons are trying to recover Mohamed Salah and make him ready for the World Cup challenges, while on the other side, we have a really nasty situation with the injuries of Belgium’s defenders. Vincent Kompany, who is the captain of the Devils, has picked up an injury which might force him to miss the tournament in Russia. All in all, this is a stressful situation for both rivals.
If Salah played, the situation would be totally the opposite than it is now. Simply, the Liverpool forward is affecting Egypt’s game on several levels, and he transforms this team from an average one into dangerous, flamboyant squad, who is able to harm anyone. Belgium is one of the best teams in the World, and they want to win no matter their rival, which is going to be the goal of this meeting too. All the worries caused by the injuries should be put in the second plan with a victory here.
Roberto Martinez was extremely displeased after the clash with Portugal. Kompany’s injury was something Devils didn’t want to see at this moment, because of Thomas Vermaelen’s battles with hamstring issues. Barca’s defender is the replacement for the captain, and Martinez has to combine now and introduce new players into the starting lineup, or to change tactics. A game with Egypt is going to be a perfect opportunity for him to see which is better from these two options. Belgium’s strongest part of the lineup is the midfield, and they will try to compensate problems in the backline with the possession of the ball and constant pressure.
We already said that Salah’s absence is going to be a huge setback for this team. They do not have a player who has that kind of pace and acceleration up front, and an ability to perform lightning struck counter-attack. Furthermore, Salah is very good at creating an extra man when he has the ball. At this moment, Egypt will have to defend and wait for some set piece situation or a mistake of the already vulnerable Belguim’s defense. What is frustrating at the moment for these guys is the fact that they didn’t win for five straight matches, and this might damage the morale of the squad.
Belgium vs Egypt Head to Head
Most of you aren’t going to believe this data. Egypt and Belgium played two head to head games in their history, and on both occasions the Pharaons were victorious. The first one was in 1999, a friendly international held in Liege, and the visitors won 0-1. The second match was in 2005, in Cairo. Egypt humiliated the visitors, demolishing them with 4-0.
Odds and Predictions
Things have changed a bit since the last decade, and despite the H2H record, the Devils are massive favorites. Their win is set at 2/7, while Egypt’s third success against this rival brings a profit 14 times greater than the investment. A draw is 7/2.
Belgium vs Egypt Top Betting Tip: Belgium (3-0)
Even if Salah was involved in this matter, we would still back up Hazard and the boys to win. Not only to win but to do that without any troubles. This situation reassures us even more, and we are suggesting that you bet on Belgium’s win with at least 2 goals difference. Also, do not hesitate to bet on high-efficiency of the hosts. Pharaons had a tough time over the last three weeks, and it wouldn’t be odd if Ector Kuper decides to save some players in this event, from possible injuries or suspensions. Our final prediction is next, Belgium vs Egypt 3:0.