With the first quarter final out the way – I move onto the 2nd game, which is one that came up in the qualifying stages – Wales vs Belgium. The Brits have done well so far, coming through a fairly simple group, thanks to some good performances against Slovakia and Russia, and poor keeping by Joe Hart.
Wales vs Belgium: Belgium Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1/1 (Friday, 2000 KO)
These two met in the qualifying stages, and Wales came off better – taking 4 points from the 6 on offer. However, Belgium have found form, while Wales have looked pretty average, but fortunate to have an easy route so far. Slovakia, Russia and Ireland were all very poor – against a better team I think they may come unstuck. With Hazard on song, Lukaku holding it up nicely as well as a strong back four – I like Belgium, and fancy them to make the final.
One goal in the first 60 will draw Wales out, or even if they go behind – they have the quality that Wales lack in their back 3/5. The odds are currently 1/1 (on Tuesday) and may fluctuate. I think this is a value bet as Belgium look very good, while Wales defence can be broken down as proven by England and Slovakia – and with them looking pretty average against Northern Ireland, I think Belgium will get the better and reach the semi final!
Best of luck