Belgium vs Canada | Romelu Lukaku won’t be playing in this match for the Rode Duivels, but they should still defeat their first opponents in Qatar.
When they face Canada on Wednesday, Belgium will be optimistic that they can start their World Cup campaign off well. The Rode Duivels are under pressure to do well in this year’s championships in order to make the most of their golden generation.
They face a North American squad that is making its second appearance in the championships after doing so in 1986.
Belgium vs Canada current odds
The odds for Belgium to win their opening match of the tournament are 1/2 (2.05), according to bet365.
The heavy underdog Canada can be backed at 11/2 (6.50), while the draw is available at 10/3. (4.33).
Canada vs. Belgium initial goal scorer odds
Since Romelu Lukaku is sidelined, Michy Batshuayi will likely be the focal point of Belgium’s assault. He is the betting favourite at 4/1 (5.00) to score the game’s opening goal. While teammate Lois Openda is available at 5/1. (6.00).
Jonathan David, a great player for Canada, has excelled for the national team, scoring 22 goals in just 35 appearances. Cyle Larin, Canada’s all-time leading scorer. Is placed at 10/1 while he is offered at 17/2 (9.50) to break the tie (11.00).
A preview of Belgium vs. Canada
Despite being without star striker Romelu Lukaku, Belgium is seen to possess too much talent for Canada to match.
In addition to Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel, and Michy Batshuayi are also anticipated to start this game.
Although they will start players like Alphonso Davies, a hero of Bayern Munich, star attacker Cyle Larin, and Jonathan David, Canada will believe they can shock the world.
John Herdman, the coach of Canada, had no injury concerns going into this game, unlike Roberto Martinez.
Additionally, a week prior to this game, his team had gained some confidence after defeating Japan 2-1 in a pre-tournament friendly.
Predictions and suggestions for Belgium vs. Canada
In this game, Belgium should be too strong for Canada, thus betting on them to win with a -1 handicap at odds of 13/10 (2.30) or on over 2.5 goals at prices of 8/11 may be worthwhile (1.73).
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