Ligue 1 2017/2018 Table
For me the Belgium are better value to win in 90 minutes. Not because they're a bigger price in that market than the to qualify but because the way they play, I think they'd rather take their chances in 90 minutes than go deep.
France's attack is to be respected and Killian Mbappe's pace will be a constant threat but both in defence and in midfield I'd take Belgium, so the 90 minute win it is. And speaking of defences, I'm not entirely sure about either of them. On paper they look good in terms of the individuals making them up but that's not necessarily a recipe for a good defence. But let's look at the numbers. Belgium have conceded in three of their five games and whereas there's no disgrace in conceding to Brazil, a few eyebrows were rightly raised at conceding two against both Japan and Tunisia.
France aren't much better. A clean sheet against Uruguay was a decent effort but they were of course without Edinson Cavani for that one. A better barometer may be a strong Argentinian attack: France and lots of corners in a game of football just don't go hand in hand.
Here's the corner count for their games so far: All went under 9. There have been more corners when Belgium have been in action. Here's the count for their games: But that's still two from five that didn't go over 9. The very best players improve as a tournament progresses whereas those who aren't the cream of the cream tend to peak early on in the Group Stages then fade away somewhat as the pressure intensifies and it dawns on them just how important the occasion is.
Both Eden Hazard's goals came in the Group Stages, both against Tunisia, but if you've been watching carefully, the quality of his performances have actually improved. At 27 it's not yet time to talk about this World Cup as Hazard's last chance but it's not unreasonable to talk about it as his best chance. Plenty has been said about this being Belgium's Golden Generation and how age-wise, they're at their peak.
But back to Hazard. He appeared in all sorts of dangerous positions in that game against Brazil and though he didn't get on the scoresheet there, he looked like he was about to score more than once.
This could be another high scoring shoot-out. After all, Belgium have been involved in matches ending , and and France beat Argentina Chamois Niortais Lens Draw. Chateauroux Avenir Sportif Beziers Draw. Lorient Clermont Foot Draw. Grenoble Stade Brestois Draw. Sochaux Orleans US 45 Draw. Valenciennes Red Star 93 Draw. Paris Fc Metz Draw. Lens U19 Paris U19 Draw. Rennes U19 Tours U19 Draw. Laval U19 Trelissac U19 Draw.
Nantes U19 Chateauroux U19 Draw. Lyonnais U19 Dijon U19 Draw. Nancy U19 Metz U19 Draw. France - National League. US Boulogne Avranches Draw. Drancy Marignane Gignac Draw. Lyon la Duchere Cholet So Draw. Rodez Aveyron Le Mans Draw.
Bourg Peronnas Chambly Draw. France - Championnat Amateur Group A. Frejus Saint-Raphael Graces Draw. Marseille Endoume Martigues Draw. Monaco B Hyeres Draw.