EURO 2016 Previews, Quarter-Final: Wales v Belgium

Friday 1 July, 21:00 (Lille). Betting Preview, Odds And Tips

The second quarter final of Euro 2016 brings together a revelation, Wales, and a team who got progressively better game after game, Belgium. Although Belgium progressing seems like the obvious end result, it’s really not that easy – and lots of people want to see Wales progress and witness history in the making. Will they make it?

Odds At European Betting Sites:

Wales 5.25 or 17/4   Draw 3.40 or 12/5   Belgium 1.85 or 17/20

wales vs belgium euro 2016

Wales do have some arguments on their side. They play good, pragmatic football, and managed to top group B, after wins against Russia and Slovakia. They dominated the weirdest round of 16 clash against Northern Ireland and won thanks to an own goal, and are now in the Quarter Finals in their first participation. Not bad at all.

They also have a very good reason to be optimistic: Gareth Bale seems in great form. He sprints, he dribbles, he finished from close range, long range, free kicks, headers – he is the sort of player who can win a game by himself.

While Wales kind of rely solely on Bale, Belgium have their fair share of players who can win a game individually. Hazard, Lukaku, De Bruyne or Carrasco are just a few – with the first and last getting on the scoresheet of the 4-0 thumping of Hungary in the round of 16.

They started off horribly, losing 0-2 against Italy, but found their momentum and played better and better with each passing game. They start as favorites for a place in the semi-final where they will probably face Portugal.

We believe that Belgium will qualify and score a few goals past their opponents. Betting on Belgium & over 2,5 goals is a good idea and brings a great odd, while those solely on Belgium qualifying are not too bad either. The most likely goalscorer we see is Lukaku – he knows the Welsh defenders very well from the Premier League and should resume his scoring streak sooner rather than later.

Betting Tips:

Belgium Win & Over 2.5 Goals – 3.00 or 2/1

Belgium Win & Both To Score – 4.75 or 15/4

Goalscorers: Romelu Lukaku – 2.25 or 5/4  &  Gareth Bale – 2.50 or 6/4

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