Belgium take on Canada at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, where an exciting match is shaping up in the opening round of the group stage of the World Cup. The game kicks off on Wednesday. This is the opening match of the group stage for Belgium and Canada with both aiming to secure a good start to the tournament standings. Everyone knows this could be pivotal for a strong tournament. According to Fifa Belgium look into their fixture with Canada as number 2 in the world ranking. The visitors sit as number 41.
Belgium are heavy favourites with the World Cup bookmakers to top their group. The most optimistic of fans will, of course, be dreaming of lifting the trophy. Canada arrive at the World Cup with mischief on their mind, but seeing them get beyond the group would indeed raise some eyebrows.
Belgium vs Canada Game predictions
Belgium vs Canada Betting Picks
Belgium claimed all three points four times in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured defeat in three of the games in this run. Canada won five of their last 10 games while drawing one and losing four in this series of games.
Over 2.5 goals came out six times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Belgium, who scored an average of 1.8 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Canada, who managed to score 1.7 times in those matches.
Belgium scored first in six of their last ten home games. Canada scored the opening goal in five from a possible ten games. Both teams have scored in last 4 consecutive home games Belgium played. Belgium managed two wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches across all tournaments.
Belgium vs Canada Stats
- Belgium have scored in 56 of the last 58 matches
- Belgium have conceded in 10 of the last 12 matches
- Belgium have not lost 8 of the last 10 matches
- In the last 4 Belgium matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 3 of the last 4 Belgium matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 4 of the last 5 Canada matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Canada have scored in 5 of the last 6 matches
- Canada have conceded in the last 3 matches in a row
- Canada have not lost 3 of the last 4 matches
Belgium vs Canada Game Preview
Belgium have been a bit bleak in their last three matches, although it opened with a 2-1 victory against Wales. Unable to follow that up, they went down 1-0 against Netherlands, before handing over all three points in a 1-2 defeat against Egypt. Belgium claimed a modest four wins from their previous 10 matches across all tournaments. They drew three of the games, whilst losing three. Belgium step into their next match on Wednesday having scored a nice average of 1.8 goals in ten matches. They managed a total of 18 goals, while also allowing 13 goals against. That is an average of 1.3 goals against per match. They were able to hang on to a clean sheet two times in those matches.
Six points is Canada have to show from their past three matches, as they beat Qatar by 0-2. This was followed by a 2-0 defeat against Uruguay, before winning 1-2 against Japan. Canada claimed five wins in their last 10 matches across all tournaments, while also drawing one along the way. They endured defeat in four of the games in this run. Canada scored 17 times in their previous ten matches, an average of 1.7 per game. They also conceded nine goals for an average of 0.9 a game, pulling off a clean sheet four times.
Heading into their opening World Cup group match Belgium should be capable of dismissing any resistance from their opening opponent. Belgium will attempt to get through the group stages effortlessly, thus dropping points here is not on the agenda. Canada could be on a hiding to nothing, when setting off their World Cup campaign as a hefty outsider at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium. It has the look of trying to minimize defeat this coming Wednesday, perfect for the Maryland online sports betting launch.