According to many reputable bookmakers, the team of Gareth Southgate just have to go to the playoffs. Suffice it to recall the March friendlies against England, when it beat the Netherlands (1:0) and missed the victory over the Italians (1:1). And with such a good mix of young and experienced players, the coach needs to solve a much more important task. And just a draw against the Belgians can become for the British the main serious challenge in the 2018 world Cup.
The Belgian Team
The team led by Roberto Martinez is also quite natural is one of the best in Europe. The Belgian team also won both the March "freight train", minimally, beating the Japanese (1:0) and defeated the team of Saudi Arabia (4:0). And with Mexico at the end of last year, hazard, Lukaku, de Bruyne and company played well – 3:3. But if they were to cope with the team from the Albion?
Both teams are in great shape and obviously wants to make the show itself as part of the main football world Cup. And the first step on the way to the trophy, or at least the medals will be the first place in group G. the Odds of winning each of the teams is roughly equal, but the Belgians look in this confrontation a little better. But not so headlong to put on them all the money. Too high a probability of a draw with the chance to snatch victory for the British. But to score both teams know and love. That's why our forecast is a total over 2.5.