iBet: High class Belgians to keep the bandwagon rolling
World Cup Qualifiers
Belgium V Serbia, kick off 7.45pm
Back Belgium at 8/13
Back Christian Benteke to score at any time at 13/10
In what looks like a trappy round of internationals on Friday night, it may pay not to be too bold and to simply back Belgium to win. Regular Ibet readers will know I have long admired the Belgians, who have an array of world class talent and can be considered live outsiders for the 2014 World Cup, for which they are 22/1 (the same price as England).
The Belgians are especially strong in the attacking third, where players of the quality of Eden Hazard, Marouane Fellaini, Christian Benteke, Kevin Miralles and Romelu Lukaku are all fighting for a starting berth. Their only dropped point in six games so far in Group A came in 1-1 draw with joint leaders and quadrennial World Cup qualifiers Croatia.
They have won all five of the others, scoring 10 times and conceding none, including a comprehensive 3-0 win in Serbia in October which saw goals from Benteke, Miralles and Kevin De Bruyne. Benteke also scored twice in their recent 4-2 in the USA. The Serbs trail the group leaders by nine points going into this. It therefore represents a must-win game, and if they open up against the Belgians, they are likely to be punished again.
In Group G, Greece could represent value at around 5/6 in Luthuania. The Greeks are strong in qualification and their only dropped points so far have been against leaders Bosnia, whilst Lithuania’s only victory in their five games came against whipping boys Liechtenstein. If you want to keep the draw on yours side you can lay the home team at just over 4/1 with Betfair.
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