Belgium v Russia – Betting Stats and Preview: Can Belgium get started with a win?

Belgium v Russia Euro 2020 Preview

Match: Belgium v Russia

Competition: Euro 2021

Date: 12/6/21

Kick-off time: 8pm

Recent form

  • Last 5

  • Last 5

Head to head record

Last 5 matches – 

16/11/19 Russia 1 – 4 Belgium

21/03/19 Belgium 3 – 1 Russia

28/03/17 Russia 3 – 3 Belgium

22/06/14 Belgium 1 – 0 Russia

17/11/10 Russia 0 – 2 Belgium

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 90%
Over 2.5 goals 85%
Over 3.5 goals 65%
BTTS - Yes 30%

Belgium team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 100%
Over 2.5 goals 80%

Russia team goals

Over 0.5 goals 100%
Over 1.5 goals 90%
Over 2.5 goals 80%

Corner betting stats

Belgium corner stats

Average corners for: 8.7

Average corners against: 8.7

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 90%
Over 10.5 corners 80%
Over 11.5 corners 70%

Russia corner stats

Average corners for: 8.7

Average corners against: 8.7

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 90%
Over 10.5 corners 80%
Over 11.5 corners 70%

Card betting stats

Belgium Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 0.60

Yellows against: 1.10

Top cards:

D Merthens – 2

A Witzel – 1

M Batshuayi – 1

T Vermalen – 1

Russia Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.10

Yellows against: 0.60

Top cards:

A Golovin – 2

V Karavayev – 1

D Barinov – 1

S Petrov – 1

Injuries

Belgium injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: K De Bruyne, A Witzel, C Benteke and E Hazard

Suspended: None

Russia injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: None

Suspended: None

Belgium v Russia Match Preview & Trends

Classy Belgians Face Tough Trip To Begin The Euros

Tournament favorites Belgium travel to St Petersberg to take on Russia whom they beat twice during their undefeated qualifying campaign. Having won all ten qualifying matches, Roberto Martinez’s side will be full of confidence despite having to play this group game in their opponent’s territory. Facing their toughest opponent at home will be a huge boost to this more than capable Russian squad, filled with Champions League and Europa League experience throughout.

Russian coach Stanislav Cherchesov will be relying on the likes of skipper and star goal-scorer Artem Dzyuba and his Zenit St Petersburg team-mates Alexsander Golovin and Magomed Ozdoev. A key contribution will also be expected of Spartak Moscow’s key defender Georgi Dzhikiya who was pivotal during qualification. 

Having netted 40 goals in qualification and boasting a 92% shot on target rate, Belgium ar a major threat to any defense with their collection of world-class players. Even the potential loss of Kevin De Bruyne, who is no certainty after breaking his nose and fracturing an eye socket in the Champions League Final, would be cushioned with a top-level replacement waiting in the wings. Only England needed fewer minutes of possession per goal in qualifying than Belgium who scored a minimum of three goals in each home match during the campaign.

Key trends

Belgium scored at least 3 goals in each of their home games

Russia lost both games in their qualifying group against Belgium

Only Spain and Portugal had higher corners per match figures than Belgium and Russia.

Referee data

Ref: TBC

Felix Brych (Germany)

Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

Carlos Del Cerro Grande (Spain)

Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)

Orel Grinfeeld (Israel)

Ovidiu Alin Hategan (Romania)

Sergei Karasev (Russia)

Istvan Kovacs (Romania)

Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)

Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz (Spain)

Michael Oliver (England)

Daniele Orsato (Italy)

Artur Manuel Ribeiro Soares Dias (Portugal)

Daniel Siebert (Germany)

Anthony Taylor (England)

Clément Turpin (France)

Slavko Vinčić (Slovenia)

Average yellow cards: X

Average red cards: X

Average booking points: X