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England vs Belgium Friendly Predictions, Tips and Odds: Can Three Lions bounce back from Brazil defeat?

England vs Belgium Predictions, Tips and Odds: Can Three Lions bounce back from Brazil defeat?

England will look to bounce back from their defeat to Brazil when they host Belgium for another international friendly. 

England vs Belgium predictions

England vs Belgium: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? No 93/100 with 10bet
Correct Score England 0-0 Belgium 10/1 with Sky Bet
First Goalscorer No goalscorer 9/1 with BetUK

The stats behind our England vs Belgium predictions:

  • Both teams have scored in just two of the last eight meetings between these nations.
  • Four of the last eight goals scored by England players have come via Harry Kane, who is absent here.
  • England have never lost to Belgium at Wembley.

Gareth Southgate remaining optimistic in the face of Brazil defeat

While it must be taken into the context of a friendly setting, England’s 1-0 defeat to Brazil at Wembley on Saturday certainly provided more worrying questions than answers.

Lining up without talisman Harry Kane and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, the Three Lions showed glimpses of their true quality but failed to seriously test Brazil for extended periods. What’s more, the visitors may well have left Wembley feeling like they should have posted a more emphatic scoreline, with Lucas Paqueta rattling the woodwork and the likes of Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo missing big chances, profiting from glaring errors at the back from England.

Another big test is to follow on Tuesday in the form of Domenico Tedesco’s Belgium, who are enjoying a 12-game unbeaten run and remain one of the prominent forces on the international stage; even if they did suffer their own friendly disappointment with a 0-0 draw against the Republic of Ireland on Saturday.

But while supporters are left pondering what England will do in Germany this summer if Harry Kane picks up an injury, how to deal with Jude Bellingham being targeted for some rough treatment, or if Harry Maguire can be relied upon at centre-back, manager Gareth Southgate came out of the match far more optimistic.

“There were lots of very good performances. It is a top-level game and we have controlled long parts of it,” Southgate told reporters after the match. “I don’t like losing football matches but the difference was one moment we should have defended better. We had as many attempts as them on goal but in the end, it is that ruthless moment that decides the game.

“We’ve had a lot of players go on, a couple of debuts and some really important individual performances for us. With 15 minutes to go, there were lots of changes and I think at the point, the crowd were really pleased with the performance. Of course, when you lose the game it turns negative but we have to keep the context with that.”

England vs Belgium match tip

Under 2.5 goals @ 4/5 by BetGoodwin

Seven of the last nine meetings between these nations have featured two goals or less, while both sides failed to score in their most recent friendlies.

England vs Belgium odds

ENGLAND VS BELGIUM
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*Odds correct as of 07:15 on March 26. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

England are favourites for this match, with home advantage playing a big part. However, both sides are equally matched, especially with the Three Lions now without Kane, Saka and Kyle Walker, while both are coming off the back of disappointing results.

England vs Belgium team news

As mentioned, England remain without Kane and Saka here, while Kyle Walker picked up what appeared to be a hamstring injury against Brazil. The injury isn’t as bad as first feared, but it will rule him out here. Also out are Harry Maguire and Sam Johnstone, while Jordan Henderson will play no part.

Belgium have named a strong team that includes the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Leandro Trossard and Youri Tielemans. However, the Red Devils are missing several key players through injury, including Thibaut Courtois and Kevin De Bruyne.

How to watch England vs Belgium Live

England vs Belgium takes place at Wembley on Tuesday at 7:45pm (UK time) and will be broadcast live in the UK on Channel 4.

England vs Belgium head-to-head

  • 15 November 2020 – Belgium 2-0 England – Uefa Nations League
  • 11 October 2020 – England 2-1 Belgium – Uefa Nations League
  • 14 July 2018 – Belgium 2-0 England – World Cup
  • 28 June 2018 – England 0-1 Belgium – World Cup
  • 2 June 2012 – England 1-0 Belgium – International Friendly

Belgium have only beaten England in five of their 25 all-time meetings. However, three of those have come in the last four head-to-heads since 2018, thanks to the Red Devils’ re-emergence as an international footballing power.


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