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EURO 2016 - Wales v Belgium - MATCH PREVIEW

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Wales are flying the Britain flag flying in the Euros but hot favorites Belgium will be up next in the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. Stade Pierre-Mauroy will witness this clash on Friday, July 1.

Wales were one of the strong underdogs expected to do well in France and they achieved that with consistent performances so far. Qualifying behind England from the group stages, Wales then defeated a plucky Northern Ireland in the round of 16. The presence of Gareth Bale puts them in focus but it is the performances of others like Aaron Ramsey and Hal Robson-Kanu that’s reducing the work load on their talisman forward.


Wales may have won three of their four games in the Euros but they are suspect against tight defenses. This was evident against Northern Ireland although Belgium may not sit back and try to stifle the Welsh.

Belgium is a super star team in their own right. Often lauded as the future of world football, the Red Devils took some time to get into their stride. Unfortunately for Wales, they seem to have struck form at the right time as exemplified by their performance against Hungary. Pitted against a team that was difficult to break for others, the talented Belgium side dismantled them with ease.

Quite similar to Wales, Belgium too can get bogged down by a tight defending unit. Italy proved it to the hilt but otherwise the Belgians were scarcely tested so far. The quality in this squad makes them favorites for the tie but they have their problems in performing as a unit – something which Wales can exploit.

Wales v Belgium Betting advice

Wales are in good scoring form – hitting a goal in seven of their last nine matches and in each of their Euro 2016 games. Belgium too are in the same mold with a streak of 12 scoring games in 13 matches. Wales could be missing their captain Ashley Williams and Belgium will miss Thomas Vermaelen through suspension. This means an open game and goals – bet on goals from both sides.

Belgium failed to defeat Wales in the Euro 2016 qualifying which means the contest is not going to be easy for them. They may come with better form but don’t write off Wales yet. If you want to be aggressive with your selection back Wales for an upset win.

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