Competition: World Cup
Market: Belgium win and over 2.5 goals
Odds: 5/4 @ Bet 365
Belgium will be confident of beating Japan and reaching back-to-back World Cup quarter-finals on Monday.
For Roberto Martinez’s Red Devils, although they may have made nine changes to the side that faced England last week, Belgium came away with a 1-0 win that saw them top Group G as champions. Now unbeaten in any competition since September 2016, one man Martinez will be looking to carry on his own individual run of form is Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku. Now his countries all-time leading international goalscorer, despite missing the England match with a minor injury, their talisman now has four goals already in the tournament.
As for Akira Nishino side, although nobody expected The Samari Blue to qualify into the knockout stages of this summers World Cup finals, Japan successfully secured second spot in Group H. However, coming off the back of a 1-0 defeat to the already eliminated Poland, The Blues will enter Monday’s matchup with a terrible record when up against European opposition. Japan have failed to score in five of their past six World Cup games against European opponents (W1 D2 L3) – their only goals coming in a 3-1 victory over Denmark in 2010.
Bet: Belgium to beat Japan and over 2.5 goals for Mondays World Cup last 16 showdown 5/4 @ Bet 365
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