Belgium vs. England
|Date & Time||Saturday July 14, 2018, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
The Line: England +125 / Draw +260 / Belgium +125 -- Over/Under:
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England will take on Belgium in the third-place playoff at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This is the game that no team wants to play since it means that the World Cup dream is over. Both teams would be very disappointed that they lost in the semifinals but they will need to quickly get over the disappointment and get ready for this game. While neither team will see this game as an important on at the moment, they will still want to win since history treats third place better than fourth place.
England were very poor in their game against Croatia. The Three Lions looked flustered and were outplayed by Croatia in every aspect. This was a very disappointing loss for England since everyone expected them to win especially after getting an easy draw. The morale will be very low for the England players but the team is still very young and it will be interesting to see if that affects their performance in this game.
On the other side of the coin, Belgium were very unlucky to lose to France. The Red Devils were the better side and were unfortunate to concede from a corner. That loss would have shattered the hearts of all Belgians but they will know that this generation has one more World Cup left in them so there is still hope. Getting third will mean a lot more to Belgium than England since the Red Devils have never won a World Cup while England already has. Belgium are definitely the better team when compared to England and they should win if the players have the energy to put out a good performance.
I am predicting Belgium to win this game. While neither side will be at 100%, I think Belgium will still win since they simply have better players. We are getting a good enough price to wager on the Red Devils winning so that is the bet I am going to suggest.