The World Cup is a huge tournament for every nation involved but you really feel for Belgium this could be something special. The Red Devils have one of the most talented pools of players not just in Europe but in world football. Belgium come into the 2018 World Cup currently ranked fifth in the FIFA world rankings and confidence is high around the camp that they can go very deep in this competition. Led by former Everton manager Roberto Martinez, they breezed through qualification and they could do some real damage in Eastern Europe if their big guns turn up and deliver the performances we know that they’re capable of. Belgium don’t have a rich history in the World Cup with them making it beyond the quarter-finals just once back in Mexico 86, eventually finishing in fourth position.
Hopes are high this time around that they can go all the way and the bookies are also fairly confident that they can compete with elite nations such as Germany, Brazil and France. Belgium come into the 2018 World Cup as sixth favourites to go all the way, with them available at good odds of 11/1. It’s their twelfth appearance at the World Cup finals and they come into it in fine form after a magnificent qualification campaign. They romped their way to top spot in Group H of the European Qualifiers to finish above the likes of Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina on a total of 28 points from a possible 30. No side scored more goals than their total of 43 in Europe and the attacking options that they have at their disposal are frightening.
Belgium would’ve been delighted with the draw they got for the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Roberto Martinez’s men were put alongside England, Tunisia and Panama in Group G which makes them firm favourites to go through as winners. Most bets will be going on Belgium to win the group, with them priced up at 8/11 to finish in top spot. Their game against England on match day three is likely to be pivotal as to who actually goes on and wins the group. Qualification should be sealed up by then and they’re runaway favourites when it comes to betting on them to do so. Belgium have odds of 1/12 to go through to the knockout round which tells you all about how fancied they are.