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England v Belgium: Prediction, Tips and Odds

England's early Euro 2024 preparations got off to a rocky start on Saturday as the Three Lions slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Brazil at Wembley.

It was the first time since October 2020 that England lost at Wembley and they will be after a response when they take on Belgium in another friendly in the capital on Tuesday.

The Belgians were also underwhelming on Saturday, having been held to a 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. 

England v Belgium

England v Belgium betting tips and predictions

Draw - 5/2

England losing at Wembley is a rarity, especially under Southgate, and fans should not panic too much after the 1-0 loss to Brazil.

It was a pretty even affair at Wembley with 17-year-old Endrick's tap-in separating the sides and it is important to remember that England were not at their strongest.

With Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka ruled out, the likes of Ollie Watkins and Anthony Gordon started against the Selecao and it could be a similar story against Belgium.

It was a tepid performance from the Three Lions going forward and one that may not persuade too many to rush to back them against Belgium.

Since his appointment after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Domenico Tedesco has gone 11 games unbeaten as Belgium boss and they can be tough to break down.

After missing the 0-0 draw with Ireland, Romelu Lukaku is in line to return for this contest and that boosts their chances against what could again be an experimental England side.

WIth that in mind, the draw makes an appeal at 5/2.

Under 2.5 goals - 17/20

Thinking along similar lines to the selection on the draw, under 2.5 goals could also be worthwhile at 17/20.

England were toothless at Wembley on Saturday, generating only three shots on target in their defeat to Brazil.

They looked lost without Kane and Saka starting and with the pair again set to miss out, goals could be at a premium at the national stadium.

England have only netted three times in their last three games as it is, having played against Malta and North Macedonia before the Saturday clash with Brazil.

And Belgium also leave plenty to be desired going forward.

They managed only two shots on target in their goalless stalemate with Ireland and, while Lukaku could be set to return, they will still be missing their crucial creative outlet, Kevin De Bruyne.

Their squad depth is lacking and they are unlikely to be a consistent threat to England's rearguard.

Romelu Lukaku to score anytime - 11/4

Goals may be at a premium on Tuesday but one of the more likely players to find the net, and therefore tempting at the odds, is Lukaku.

The forward, who is on loan at Roma from Chelsea, was unavailable for the game against Ireland last time out but netted four goals in the 5-0 thrashing of Azerbaijan during Euro 2024 qualification back in November.

And Lukaku has also been pretty reliable domestically this term, netting 10 times and laying on three assists for Roma in Italy's Serie A.

The physically imposing striker should cause issues for England's defence and also looks a value bet at 11/4 to score in what will likely be a low-scoring encounter.

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England v Belgium odds

England - 3/4
Draw -
Belgium -

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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