This group is still open to all sorts of qualifying perms. Belgium only need a point to go through but if they lose and the Republic of Ireland win they go home.
If Sweden and Ireland both win and Ireland beat Italy by 3 goals Sweden might still only finish 3rd.
I don’t think Belgium can afford to mess about and will get right after Sweden tonight.
Italy will make a load of changes for that game against Ireland because they are already guaranteed through and it’s possible Belgium could top the group if they score enough goals.
I still don’t see Italy losing mind.
On head to heads this is close. Belgium lead 7-5 with 2 draws. In the only game that really mattered though Belgium won 2-1 in the 2000 Euros.
Recently this Belgian team has had the upper hand with wins in their last 2 games against Sweden and with Ibrahimovich looking very leggy the Swedes have not a lot going for them.
Did you know Sweden are the only team in France to have not had a shot on target yet?
Whatever you think of Lukaku his goalscoring record for Belgium is ace. He has scored 6 in his last 6 games at International level but a player I really like, De Bruyne, has scored 5 and made 5 assists in his last 10 Internationals.
I’m having 3 points Belgium to win. I’m also tempted to have a bet De Bruyne to score at any time @ 2/1 and a bet Belgium to win to nil @ 13/8
BELGIUM TO WIN – 3 POINTS @ 17/20
BELGIUM TO WIN TO NIL – 2 POINTS @ 13/8
DE BRUYNE TO SCORE AT ANY TIME – 1 POINT @ 2/1