After peace has returned to the national leagues and most players enjoy a well-deserved summer vacation, the last games before the summer break will be played in the Nations League and in the UEFA Euro Quali 2020. The betting base analyzes here the European Championship qualifier between Belgium and Kazakhstan for the title fights next year. On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the competition, it was decided that it would be held for the first time across the entire continent. In twelve different cities, the duels between the teams take place.
Belgium vs Kazakhstan Today’s Football Tips
That the Belgians will participate in the finals is very likely. The championship third of Russia has conquered after two games, the leaders of the Group I and is the clear favorite for the relay victory. In addition to Russia, Cyprus, Scotland and San Marino, the Kazakhs, who are the next opponents of the Red Devils, are in second place. Kazakhstan has never qualified for an European Championship before and will make its fourth attempt this year. Behind the Russians, however, only outsider opportunities are attributable to them. In the match between Belgium and Kazakhstan, the grapes are very high for guests at odds of 76.00. With a surprise is not to be expected in this game.
Belgium – Statistics & Current Form
In the EC Qualification Group I, the Belgians are clear favorite for the group victory. The first two games against Russia (3: 1) and Cyprus (2: 0) were successfully contested. With the maximum score of six and a goal difference of 5: 1 goals, the Red Devils are ahead of the competition. The probably worst rival for the group victory, Russia, could be defeated directly at the beginning of the group stage. To what extent the next opponents from Scotland and Kazakhstan can become a stumbling block remains to be seen. We do not expect big chances from the Kazakhs in the match in Brussels.
It is to be expected that the world number one will win a clear victory. We meet in the match Belgium vs Kazakhstan the prediction that the home side will defeat a defensive opponent sovereign.
“I was a little nervous already. It had something from the first day of school “” – Debutant & goalkeeper Hendrik Van Crombrugge after his first training with the national team
If you take a look at the staff, the head coach Roberto Martinez Montoliu is available, so you can see how much quality in the team is. It is no coincidence that the Rode Duivels are currently in first place in the FIFA world ranking, just ahead of the French.
The offensive is so strong with Dries Mertens (SSC Napoli), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Eden Hazard (Chelsea FC) and Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea FC), who can be expected to score quite a few. In midfield, Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City) and Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund) pull the strings. The defensive is organized by Spurs winners Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.
In the last nine games, the Belgians have celebrated seven victories. Only the decisive match in the first-ever UEFA Nations League, held in Switzerland, was lost 2-5. As a result, the Red Devils missed the leap into the semi-finals and had to let the Swiss take the lead. At the World Cup in Russia last year, the team of Coach Montoliu could reach the third place by a 2-0 victory over England and celebrate their best result in a World Cup.
At the European Championships in France, in 2016, the Belgian failed surprisingly in the quarterfinals to the Welsh. Before that, they could not qualify for the finals three times. If the qualification is over, the Red Devils will be among the favorites next year. With Lukaku (45 goals) and Hazard (30 goals), the two most successful Belgian scorers are certainly on Saturday in the squad. Eden Hazard has already scored three goals in the first two qualifying games.
Best goalscorers in the European Championship qualifier:
🏆 Eden Hazard 3 goals
Expected lineup of Belgium:
➱ Courtois – Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen – Castagne, Tielemans, Dendoncker, T. Hazard – E. Hazard, Lukaku, Mertens
Last matches of Belgium:
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Cyprus vs. Belgium 0: 2 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 21.03.2019 – Belgium vs. Russia 3: 1 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 18.11.2018 – Switzerland vs. Belgium 5: 2 (Nations League)
⚽️ 15.11.2018 – Belgium vs. Iceland 2: 0 (Nations League)
⚽️ 16.10.2018 – Belgium vs Holland 1: 1 (friendly)
Kazakhstan – Statistics & Current Form
The Kazakhs in the qualification group I have to play the role of underdog. Actually, they are weaker than their competitors from Russia, Cyprus and Scotland. But especially against the men from the British island, the light blue in the first group match directly caused a big surprise. With 3: 0, the team of Czech boss coach Michal Bilek shot the Scots from the stadium. A clear result that was certainly not expected.
The emerging euphoria was slowed down in the second game. A sensitive 0: 4 home defeat had the Asians, who are only since 2002 a member of UEFA, against the Russians plug. They are now in third place in the table, tied with the opponents from Scotland, Cyprus and Russia. Now the journey for the FIFA World Ranking 116th to Belgium and only the biggest optimists are likely to score a chance. Which face will the Bilek-Elf show in Bruges? In the match Belgium vs Kazakhstan, odds of 1.50 are paid for a bet on a match with over 3.5 goals. The appearances on the big international stage were more than clear. So far, the Kazakhs could qualify neither for the finals of a World Cup, nor a European Championship.
The squad consists of largely unknown players who earn their money in the domestic league. With Alexander Merkel (Heracles Almelo) and Baktiyor Zaynutdinov (FK Rostov) are only two legionaries in the squad. In the UEFA Nations League, the Asians arrived in the D League. In their group Kazakhstan took second place behind the Georgians, which was not enough for promotion to the C League. Against the much weaker group opponents in this competition, succeeded not a single away win. How should the Kazakhs live in Belgium under these conditions?
Best goalscorers in the European Championship qualifier:
🏆 Baktiyor Zaynutdinov 1 goal
Expected formation of Kazakhstan:
➱ Nepogodov – Suyumbayev, Logvinenko, Maliy, Akhmetov, Beysebekov – Pertsukh, Quat, Merkel – Murtazayev, Zaynutdinov
Last matches of Kazakhstan:
⚽️ 24.03.2019 – Kazakhstan vs. Russia 0: 4 (European Championship qualification)
⚽️ 21.03.2019 – Kazakhstan vs. Scotland 3: 0 (European Championship Qualification)
⚽️ 21.02.2019 – Kazakhstan vs. Moldova 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 19.11.2018 – Georgia vs. Kazakhstan 2: 1 (Nations League)
⚽️ 15.11.2018 – Kazakhstan vs. Latvia 1: 1 (Nations League)
Belgium vs Kazakhstan Direct Comparison
In the annals we find four duels between the two teams. The record clearly speaks for the number one in the FIFA World Ranking. Two wins could enter the Red Devils and twice the teams parted with a draw. The Kazakhs are still waiting for the first victory against the Belgians. Will he succeed this weekend?
The likelihood is very low and we meet in the match Belgium vs Kazakhstan the prediction that the home side will celebrate a clear success. The last duels were in qualifying for the 2012 European Championships in Poland, and in Ukraine. Both games went to the Western Europeans. After the 2-0 win in Astana, the home game was won 4-1. A result that we can also imagine for this game.
Belgium vs Kazakhstan Our Best Betting Tips Explained
The distribution of roles in this game is clear. Anything but a clear victory for the Red Devils would be a big surprise. The team of coach Montoliu will certainly not be as surprised as it has happened to the Scots. Accordingly, the odds bookmakers are classified. In the match Belgium vs Kazakhstan, the hosts are offered a minimum odds of 1.04, which are anything but profitable. A tip in the three-way segment is therefore not recommended. Too big is the favorite position of the home side.
Key Facts – Belgium vs Kazakhstan tips
✔️ Belgium is currently number 1 in the FIFA World Ranking
✔️ Kazakhstan have not won any of the away games in the Nations League
✔️ Belgium has taken the lead in the qualification group with two victories
Interesting in the game are handicap bets. Of the last eighteen games, the Red Devils have won only a single duel with more than three goals difference. We expect that the guests will touch concrete to keep the defeat under control and therefore recommend in the game Belgium against Kazakhstan the tip for a handicap victory with +3.5 goals. For this we can skim a odds of 1.83. With a 0-2 or 0-3 defeat for the team of coach Bilek we expect on Saturday evening. If Kazakhstan wants to have a chance at the finals, the points against the direct competitors must be brought to second place.
Bet Tip: Victory Kazakhstan (+3.5)