- Belgium is a heavy favorite to beat Canada.
- I expect this to be a high-scoring game.
- Belgium should beat an inexperienced Canadian team.
Belgium finished third in 2018 and kicks off its 2022 FIFA World Cup schedule against a Canadian side that has qualified for the first time since 1986.
Can Belgium’s Golden Generation finally get their hands on a trophy? Or will the 36-year wait push Canada to an early upset?
Belgium vs. Canada Prediction, World Cup:
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Belgium vs. Canada Odds, Outrights, Over/Under
- Match Result: Belgium (-200) | Draw (+333) | Canada (+525)
- Draw No Bet: Belgium (-600) | Canada (+360)
- Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (-140) | Under 2.5 (+100)
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Belgium vs. Canada Match Info
2022 World Cup — Group Stage (F)
Date: Wednesday, November 23
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Venue: Ahmed bin Ali Stadium, Qatar
Coverage: FOX, Telemundo
Belgium vs. Canada Analysis
Much has been expected of this Red Devils team over the years, but they’ve yet to deliver. This is the last opportunity for many of Belgium’s current crop of players to win a World Cup, and whether they use that as motivation or crumble under the pressure will determine their success.
Roberto Martinez undoubtedly has one of the most talented squads in the world at his disposal, with the likes of Kevin de Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel, and more.
This team has a wealth of attacking players but can be unbalanced, and there’s a relatively aging defense with Toby Alderweireld (33 years old) and Jan Vertonghen (35) at its core. This is the weakness Canada has to exploit if they are going to be successful.
Canada’s World Cup drought is finally over, and this squad is improving rapidly. Manager John Herdman has a flexible set-up, but he likes his team to defend stoutly and use players like Alphonso Davies and Tajon Buchanan to break with speed.
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This is a well-balanced side, and the biggest threat undoubtedly comes from the speed of Davies and Buchanan on the flanks. There’s also the expert finishing of Cyle Larin and Jonathan David upfront.
The draw wasn’t kind to Canada, and despite the obvious improvements, a win against Belgium is a difficult ask.
I expect this to be a high-scoring game, as both teams have exceptional attacking talent and lack solid defense.
Belgium is the favorite for good reason, and they should beat a vastly less experienced team on the big stage. I’m going with a 3-1 win for Belgium.
Belgium vs. Canada Game Result Odds
- Match Result: Belgium (-200)
- Draw No Bet: Belgium (-600)
- Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (-140)
- Belgium to Win and Both Teams to Score: (+220)
- 2Way Handicap Belgium -1.5: (+130)
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