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France vs Belgium – Match Preview

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At the Duesseldorf Arena, France will face Belgium in a crucial 1/8 round of the European Championship. The game is set for Sunday, July 1st, 2024, starting at 16:00 GMT. It promises to be an exciting match on neutral grounds. As the knockout stages progress, both teams are eager to win and advance to the quarter-finals. The stakes are high. France, although the home team, will not enjoy the usual home advantage. Belgium, seen as the underdogs with odds of 4.50 for an away win, aims to defy expectations and continue their journey in the tournament.

France – Form

France has shown varied performance in their recent matches. On June 25, 2024, they drew 1:1 with Poland in the European Championship, with Kylian Mbappe scoring from a penalty. Before that, they had a 0:0 draw against the Netherlands, another match where goals were expected but did not happen. Their last win was a 1:0 victory over Austria, thanks to an own goal by Maximilian Woeber. These results were unexpected, as France was the favorite in all three matches.

Belgium – Form

Belgium’s recent performance has been inconsistent. Their latest match, on June 26, 2024, against Ukraine ended in a 0:0 draw, surprising many. Before this, they won 2-0 against Romania, with goals from Youri Tielemans and Kevin De Bruyne. Their campaign began with a 0-1 loss to Slovakia, a match they were expected to win. This defeat ended Belgium’s 13-match unbeaten streak, revealing some weaknesses they’ll want to address in their next game.

France – Belgium – Head to Head

The last game between France and Belgium was on October 7, 2021. France won 3:2 in the UEFA Nations League A. In their past ten encounters, France has won three times, Belgium twice, and five matches ended in draws. This shows a slight advantage for France in recent matchups.

In their last five meetings, both teams scored three times, indicating strong attacks from both. France has been consistent against Belgium, not losing in 7 of their last 9 encounters. They managed to score in 7 of these matches, showcasing their offensive strength and resilience against Belgium.

France – Belgium – Standings

The upcoming match at the Duesseldorf Arena is a knockout clash in the European Championship. At this stage, standings play no role. France and Belgium are on equal footing. Bookmakers favor France with odds of 1.91 for a win, despite the neutral venue. This gives France a slight advantage over Belgium, whose victory odds are 4.50. Fans around the world are eagerly awaiting this match, set to take place on July 1, 2024.

France vs Belgium – Top scorers

France’s attack is led by Kylian Mbappe and Randal Kolo Muani, who have both scored twice in the tournament. Olivier Giroud has also added a goal. Jonathan Clauss and Youssouf Fofana have each scored once, showing the team’s scoring diversity.

For Belgium, Youri Tielemans has scored three times, playing a key role in the team’s offense. Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku have each scored twice. Leandro Trossard has also scored two goals. Jan Vertonghen, a defender, has not scored yet in the tournament.

France vs Belgium – Full-Time Betting

Bookmakers have set the odds at 1.91 for a France win, 3.20 for a draw, and 4.50 for a Belgium win. France’s strong form and historical results give them an advantage. However, Belgium has a solid away record, not losing 19 of their last 21 matches. They will miss Koen Casteels and Dodi Lukebakio due to injuries.

Alternative betting markets offer interesting options. The “halftime-fulltime” odds for France leading and winning are 2.60. The “draw-no-bet” market favors France at 1.333. The “double-chance” market for a France win or draw is at 1.182. These options offer a balance of risk and potential return for bettors.

France vs Belgium – Over/Under Betting

The “Over 2.5” goals odds are set at 2.30, and “Under 2.5” at 1.615. The last seven games between these teams averaged 2.57 goals. France’s and Belgium’s recent matches have mostly ended with fewer goals than expected. The “Under 2.5” option at 1.615 might be appealing for those expecting a closely contested match.

France vs Belgium – BTTS Betting

Odds for ‘BTTS: Yes’ are at 2.00, and for ‘BTTS: No’ at 1.727. The betting market suggests a game where one or neither team may score. Historical data shows both teams scoring in 4 of their last 7 matches. Given France’s and Belgium’s recent defensive performances, ‘BTTS: No’ at 1.727 seems more likely.

France vs Belgium – Prediction