Belgium vs England, Kick-Off: 11:30 PM (IST)

One of the most anticipated games of the World Cup, Belgium take on England! The two teams are in top form and have been scoring goals for fun. The Belgian Red Devils were at their attacking best in a 5-2 victory against Tunisia, likewise, The English went on to convincingly beat Panama 6-1. Panama and Tunisia aren’t really the best sides in the World and are very inexperienced at this level. So relatively, both England and Belgium haven’t been truly tested, and the Encounter promises to be an entertaining one.

England and Belgium are through to the Round of 16 but there is still a lot at stake for both the teams. The victor would go top of the table but incidentally, the path seems easier for the runner-up.

Team News

Belgium: Romelu Lukaku is recovering from an ankle injury and will most probably going to be rested by Roberto Martinez. Lukaku may not be the only player rested as Martine even hinted at resting every outfield player. Vermaelen and Kompany are in contention after recovering from injury

Predicted XI: Courtois, Vermaelen, Kompany, Vertonghen, Meunier, Fellaini, Tielmans, De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard, Batshuayi

England: Apart from Kieran Trippier who picked up a Knock against Panama, the whole Squad is up for selection. Marcus Rashford is likely to start ahead of Raheem Sterling and the likes of Eric Dier, Fabian Delph and Danny Rose may get their first Start as well.

Predicted XI: Pickford, Maguire, Stones, Cahill, Danny Rose, Walker, Delph, Dier, Rashford, Lingard, Kane

Key Players

Belgium: Eden Hazard, the Belgian skipper plays for English side Chelsea and will be looking to “one-up” Chelsea team-mates Loftus-Cheek and Gary Cahill.

England: Harry Kane, England’s Captain and Leading Goalscorer in the World Cup and has been in top form. Kane will be looking to find the back of the net against Belgium as well.

Form- Last 5

Belgium– W | D | W | WW 

EnglandD | WW | W | W

Odds- SkyBet

England- 13/8

Draw- 19/10

Belgium- 21/10

Prediction: England 1-1 Belgium, It’s hard to separate the two, so I’m going for a Draw.

Where to watch?

TV Channels (India) – Sony Ten 2 and Sony ESPN – 11:30 PM IST

In addition, you can live stream all the Matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup from 14th June to 15th July only on the Official SonyLIV App and the SonyLIV Website.

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