Belgium - Russia | Euro 2021 Betting Tips, Prediction & Odds
Statistical information, performance, best odds and betting tips for Belgium vs Russia for Euro 2021. Analysis with head to head comparison and forecast by football experts.
The 2021 EURO starts June 11, 2021, and one of the most interesting first-round matches of the group phase will take place at Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday, June 12, when Belgium faces off against Russia.
- Belgium vs. Russia
- Group B – First Round
- Date – 12/6/2021
- Starting time – 20:00 CET
- Venue: Gazprom Arena, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Belgium Stats & Form
The Red Devils enter the 2020 UEFA European Championship as the third-strongest favorites to win the title with their odds at 7.00. They cruised through the qualifying round, winning all their ten contests in Group I while posting a ridiculous 40:3 goal difference.
Belgium is undefeated in six straight games in all competitions. During that stretch, the Red Devils have recorded five victories along with a 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic. Last time out, they humiliated Belarus 8-0 at home, although Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez decided to rest some of his best players.
The Red Devils possess plenty of firepowers, especially in the middle of the park. However, the captain Eden Hazard (106 caps, 32 goals) is struggling with injuries and could miss the upcoming tournament. That would be a huge blow for the Red Devils who lean heavily on their experienced players. Kevin De Bruyne (80 caps, 21 goals) is certainly their best player at the moment, while the 18-year-old forward Jeremy Doku (6 caps, 2 goals) could be one of the rising stars this summer.
Russia Stats & Form
The Sbornaya played against Belgium in the qualifying round for the EURO 2020, finishing at the second spot of the Group I standings, six points behind the Red Devils. Russia lost twice to Belgium but managed to win all its remaining eight contests while posting a nice 33:8 goal difference. Frankly, the competition wasn’t exactly a top-notch one, but Russia still did the job well.
Over their last seven matches in all competitions, the Sbornaya has recorded just a couple of wins along with three losses and two draws. They suffered a heavy 5-0 loss at Serbia in the UEFA Nations League last November, and Russia lost at Slovakia 2-1 in its previous outing on March 30, 2021.
The head coach Stanislav Cherchesov led Russia to the quarterfinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He prefers to lean on experienced players, so the 37-year-old wing-back Yuri Zhirkov (102 caps, 2 goals) is still with the team, while the 32-year-old striker Artem Dzyuba (50 caps, 29 goals) is the captain and a go-to-guy upfront. Dzyuba has been terrific in the EURO qualifiers, tallying nine goals and five assists in ten appearances.
Belgium vs Russia Head-to-Head Stats
As we’ve already mentioned, Belgium outlasted Russia twice in 2019, 3-1 at home and 4-1 at Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg as 2.10 road favorites. The Red Devils are undefeated in six encounters with Russia, recording five wins in the process.
Belgium vs Russia Betting Odds
Belgium is officially a home team here, but Russia plays at the home stadium in Saint Petersburg. Anyway, the Red Devils are listed as firm 1.60 favorites on Bet365 Sportsbook, while the true hosts are 2.25 dogs to stay unbeaten and earn at least a point.
The last three encounters between Belgium and Russia produced four or more goals in total each, so it’s a bit surprising that the Over 2.5 goals pay 1.95 on 22bet Sportsbook.
Belgium vs Russia Betting Tip:
Belgium dominated Russia in the qualifiers and we’re expecting more of the same in their first outing at the EURO 2020. Russia will certainly take a defensive approach and try to upset Belgium through counter-attacks, but the Red Devils shouldn’t have too many problems breaking the Sbornaya’s defense on a good day.