Russia vs Belgium Prediction and Betting Preview, 16 Nov 2019

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Russia vs Belgium PredictionRussia vs Belgium Prediction and Preview for Saturday's Euro 2020 group qualifier. The Red Devils will be looking to continue their 100%-win record in the Euro qualifiers when they visit Gazprom Arena to lock horns with arch-rivals Russia tomorrow evening.
Match status: Euro 2020 Qualification - Group I
Kick-off:
Venue: Gazprom Arena (Saint Petersburg)
It is pretty fair to say there are only two teams in Group I of the Euro Qualifiers with Belgium and Russia high-flying, leaving the rest of the group down to bare bones. The likes of San Marino, Kazakhstan, Scotland and Cyprus have been floundering so far, giving the Belgians and Russians the luxury of winning games week in week out without fail.

Belgium currently lead the chasing pack on 24 points, just three points ahead of their opponents Russia in second place. 

Though Roberto Martinez men are slight favorites to come out on top in the one, considering head-to-head superiority and sheer dominance in terms of talent, the Russians are expected to give them a run for their money.

Russia v Belgium Team News

The home side were absolutely merciless last time out, paying no heed to the fact that they were playing in unfamiliar territory, hammering lowly Cyprus 5-0. It didn’t take long for the Russians to get the party started, registering their first goal of the game just 10 minutes in.

23 minutes on the clock and the Russian players were already wheeling away in joy in celebration of their second goal. Things went from bad to worse for Cyprus as one of their players received an early shower soon after, throwing the game right up in the air.

As you would expect, Stanislav Cherchesov and his charges took full advantage of the red card, scoring three more goals to post a scintillating 5-0 score-line on the scoreboard.

The Russian contingent sit second on the standings, a whopping 11 points ahead of Cyprus in third place and look good value for their position. Surely, they will harbor dreams of topping this group at some point. Now might be the perfect time!

Belgium on the other hand, are on an even better run of form than their opponents, winning each and every one of their eight fixtures so far this campaign. It was another routine win for Brendan Rodger’s men last time out, defeating Kazakhstan on the road with a classy performance.

One goal apiece in both halves were enough for the Red Devils to secure maximum points. They are on the road again tomorrow evening against a much more formidable opponent in Russia. Surely, this game will be no stroll in the park for the Belgians, considering the strength of the opponents in question.

Belgium won the reverse fixture of this particular tie on home turf earlier in the year and the Russians will be looking to avenge that loss to leapfrog their opponents to the summit of the standings. 

Taking into account the talent that the Belgian roster possesses, the experience they have gained over the last couple of years as well as h2h superiority, the Belgians should head home with all three points.

Injured or Suspended Players:

Russia: No missing players.

Belgium: No missing players.

Russia v Belgium: Pre-Match Odds:

Russia - 3.72
Draw - 3.72
Belgium - 2.06

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Russia vs Belgium Predictions

On paper, tipping the visitors for the win is so easy but they will have to tread with caution knowing fully well that they are playing away from home.

The Russians have been solid on home soil plus the added motivation of knowing that they will top the group with a win. Taking these into consideration, it is expected to be a tough, scrappy encounter at Gazprom Arena but the visitors should still come away with a hard-fought win.
Main Match Predictions:
Away Win @ 2.06
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Correct Score:
Russia 1-2 Belgium @ 8.60
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