Belgium are gearing up for a clash against Russia on Saturday. There are 12 games in round 1 of the group stages Euro 2020 and this one is played out at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia. Belgium head to the Euro 2020 as 1th in the FIFA world ranking. Meanwhile, there is a pretty big gap to their opponent as Russia go into the competition ranked number 38.
Heading into their opening match at the tournament Belgium are highly expected to win their group. Belgium hammered their way to a powerful 1st place in qualifying for the Euro 2020 and they are among an elite group considered favorites for the title.
It has the look of a close battle to get through the group but Russia head into their first match knowing they have real quality in their ranks. While not entirely convincing all the way through the qualifying, Russia still booked a fairly secure 2nd place in the qualification group.
Belgium vs Russia stats and analysis
Belgium get their Euro 2020 campaign going with whopping stats in their previous 10 internationals. Belgium averaged 4 goals per game, scoring 40 times and conceded a meagre 3 goals. That makes an average of 0.3 per game, as they pulled off a clean sheet in 7 of the matches.
Russia are brimming with confidence arriving at the Euro 2020 with extraordinarily good stats from their last 10 internationals. Russia managed a massive 3.3 goals a game, scoring 33 times while allowing a scarcely noticeable 8 goals against them. That is an impressively low 0.8 per game, with a clean sheet in 7 of the matches.
Heading into their opening match at the tournament Belgium are highly expected to win the match against Russia. Belgium will attempt to get through the group stages effortlessly, thus dropping points here is not on the agenda.
Have Russia got the quality to secure even a single point in their first encounter at the Euro 2020? The bookmakers seem to think it is a question of how big a defeat they will suffering.
Stats and facts for Belgium and Russia.
- Belgium has won the last 10 matches in a row;
- Belgium has won the last 6 matches in a row at home;
- Belgium has won in the last 13 of 14 matches;
- Belgium has won in the last 9 of 10 matches at home.
- Russia has won the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Russia has won in the last 8 of 9 matches;
- Russia has won in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
- Russia scored in the last 17 of 19 matches.
Lineup Belgium vs Russia
Form Belgium vs Russia
Belgium to continue fine goalscoring form.
Belgium look to have found a rich vein of form right now with yet another win last week. In their 3 latest internationals, Belgium claimed a 3-1 win against Wales and went on to a 1-1 draw with Tjekkiet. Their latest game produced a 8-0 win against Hviderusland.
Russia struggling for results.
Russia go into this encounter on the back of some poor performances in the league. In their previous 3 internationals, Russia claimed a 2-1 win against Slovenien after which they witnessed a 2-1 defeat against Slovakiet. The most recent international for Russia's finest served up a 1-1 draw against Poland.
Belgium v Russia Fixture History
The last time the two nations squared up against each other, which was back on 16 November 2019, Belgium ran away with a 4-1 victory. Belgium go into their upcoming match against Russia with a very dominant 5-1-0 record in recent meetings on the international stage.
Full Time Betting
According to the bookies Belgium are favorites to win. The best price you will find on a home win is 1.60 as bookies predict Belgium to have a 63% chance of beating Russia. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.80 on offer, while an away win for Russia pays out at 5.50.
Belgium will look to Romelu Lukaku to once again add some much needed goals to the scenario. He has been their most profilic marksman with 4 goals in their previous 6 internationals. Artem Dzyuba has certainly delivered the goods for Russia is recent matches. Every opponent will have him singled out as a potential threat following the 3 goals he has managed in the previous 6 internationals.