Wales v Belgium betting tips: Dragons look to secure second spot
Preview and odds for Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier
Wales have plenty of incentive to finish second in their World Cup qualifying group as we pick out some Wales v Belgium betting tips.
A place in the play-offs is already guaranteed but finishing behind runaway leaders Belgium in Group E would earn a home semi-final.
Tuesday’s match takes place at the Cardiff City Stadium and is live on Sky Sports with a 7.45pm kick-off.
Wales v Belgium match odds
Wales moved ahead of the Czech Republic in the battle for second place with a 5-1 win over Belarus at the weekend and hold a three-point advantage over the Czechs heading into the last round of matches.
Belgium have won six of their seven matches so far on the way to topping the group and are 5/4 to enhance that record.
The ‘Golden Generation’ could have one last crack at picking up some silverware in Qatar and a 3-1 win over Estonia on Saturday was the perfect way to bounce back from two defeats at the Nations League finals.
Wales v Belgium head-to-head
Although losing 3-1 when the sides met in Heverlee in March, Wales have an encouraging record when it comes to Belgium and have won two of their last three against the number one ranked team in the world.
The most famous of those victories came during Wales’ historic run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, when an inspired performance saw them dispatch the Red Devils 3-1 in the last eight.
That scoreline also occurred in their last encounter when Belgium came out on top and over 3.5 goals is priced up at 13/5 in the Wales v Belgium betting tips.
Wales v Belgium key battles
With the Czech Republic at home to Estonia, Wales know a defeat here could open the door for their Group E rivals to snatch second place if they are not careful.
A loss for the hosts and a win for the Czechs would bring goal difference into play, with Wales holding a slender two-goal advantage on that tiebreaker.
Keeping Roberto Martinez’s side quiet looks to be Rob Page’s main priority and a clean sheet for the Welsh is 5/2.
It is 4/7 for the Welsh to hold the Red Devils to under 1.5 goals while if Belgium open the scoring at 5/6, it could prove wise for Wales to hunt down an equaliser and bring both teams to score into play at 4/5.
Gareth Bale provided an assist when making his 100th international appearance for Wales at the weekend and the Real Madrid star is 16/1 score at any time and have another assist.
For Belgium, it is there own world-class midfielder that has led the charge to Qatar, with Kevin De Bruyne providing four assists in his last three internationals.
The Manchester City star has scored 22 times for his country and could add to that any time at 13/5 in our Wales v Belgium betting tips.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication