Belgium V Gibraltar
Thursday 31st August
Kick Off: 20:45
Live on GBC
In the midst of Transfer Deadline Day, the domestic season takes it’s first break of the campaign for the latest set of World Cup Qualifiers.
So if we can take our attention away from Sky Sports News for a couple of hours this evening to see who our clubs do or, more likely, don’t sign, then Belgium will be playing hosts to Gibraltar in this round of fixtures.
A 20:45 kick off, live on GBC, so we can always switch back to Sky Sports News at half time if we want to be disappointed by our clubs lack of promised activity, before switching back at full time for the final run down.
— BelgianRedDevils (@BelRedDevils) August 31, 2017
Belgium will go into next summer as one of the favourites to win the World Cup, they boast an impressive depth of attacking, midfield, and defensive talent. When Radja Nainggolan is debating his international retirement when struggling to make the starting 11, you know that is a team boasting quality.
Chelsea fans will be happy as it is expected Eden Hazard will play his first minutes of the season. Having been sidelined with injury since the end of last season, he .
| Eden Hazard training for Belgium. pic.twitter.com/fDoTPZHjlx
— ㅤㅤHS (@HazardSource) August 31, 2017
In the home leg of this fixture Gibraltar conceded within 30 seconds of kick-off, but you’d expect more emphasis on a defensive stance going in this fixture. With that said Ladbrokes and Coral are currently offering 21/20 for the result to be a draw after 15 minutes.
With Lukaku in red hot form for Manchester United he would be expected to start the game up top, with compatriot Christian Benteke coming off the bench around the 60 minute mark. Lukaku is currently 11/5 with Bet365 to be first goalscorer with Benteke 9/4 to score the last goal at 9/4 with BetVictor.
For a bit of a patriotic bet, Skybet are offering 9/2 on Both Teams To Score. Belgium to boast a formidable defence, but 9/2 is a very big price if Gibraltar can take advantage of a defensive lapse.
These prices are correct at the time of writing and if you are going to bet, please do so responsibly.
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