France and Belgium are now confident heading into the 2018 FIFA World Cup semifinal match in what’s surely to be an intense, back-and-forth battle at the Saint Petersburg Stadium, tomorrow – 2:00 AM (GMT +8).
In fact, this will be the 74th time that the two European giants are going to meet in all competitions and the first competitive meeting since the 1986 World Cup, where France won 4-2 in the third spot.
All in all, both nations already played 73 matches together, with France winning 24 of it while Belgium got 30. In addition, there’s also been 19 draws. (Don’t forget to check 12BET for the best Soccer Betting Tips)
Moving forward, the tournament will feature French superstars like Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Olivier Giroud going up against Belgian superstars like Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard Kevin De Bruyne and Marouane Fellaini.
Projected starting lineup:
France: Hugo Lloris; Lucas Hernandez, Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane, Benjamin Pavard, N’Golo Kante, Pogba; Corentin Tolisso, Griezmann, Mbappe and Giroud.
Belgium: Thibaut Courtois; Jan Vertonghen, Vincent Kompany, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Meunier, Nacir Chadli, Axel Witsel, Fellaini, Hazard, Lukaku, and De Bruyne.
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After being suspended during 2-0 win over Uruguay in the quarterfinals, France will now have Blaise Matuidi back to the lineup. On the contrary, Belgium will play without Thomas Meunier as he picked up his second yellow card of the tournament in his side’s 2-1 victory against five-time champions Brazil.
A place in the World Cup final is at stake and both sides are expected to give their all, knowing that only one of them will reach the final round in Moscow!
France to win 2.44 (The Soccer Bet odds might change without prior notice)
Belgium to win 3.00
Draw – 3.25
Predicted Score: 3-2 in favor of France
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