Russia vs Belgium Match Info
Date: Saturday November 16 2019
Kick-off time: 5.00pm GMT
Venue: Krestovsky Stadium, St Petersburg
Russia vs Belgium Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
March 21 2019: Belgium 3-1 Russia
March 28 2017: Russia 3-3 Belgium
June 22 2014 (World Cup): Belgium 1-0 Russia
Total head-to-head matches played: 6
Russia wins: 0
Belgium wins: 4
Russia vs Belgium Stats
- This is the first time Russia have hosted Belgium in a competitive match
- Belgium have won five of the last six meetings between these countries
- Belgium have also won all eight games they have played in 2019, seven of them to nil
Russia vs Belgium Match Preview
These countries have both qualified for Euro 2020 and for Belgium, this match is all about whether they can maintain their 100% record in Group I.
FIFA’s No 1-ranked team in the world, Belgium have shown exactly why that is with a perfect campaign so far in which the only goal they have conceded in eight straight wins was to Russia’s Denis Cheryshev, when the Red Devils prevailed 3-1.
Roberto Martinez’s side have to be among the leading candidates to finally lift a first major trophy next summer, although you also wonder whether their ‘golden generation’ is now approaching the end of its cycle and the supply line of emerging new talent may be drying up.
Belgium are without injured defenders Jan Vertonghen and Thomas Meunier here, but Martinez has named a large squad of 29 for this international session and may experiment somewhat in the concluding group match at home to Cyprus on Tuesday.
Russia have also been impressive, winning their other seven games apart from the loss in Brussels, and have sustained the promise they showed when putting up a spirited run to the quarter-finals in the World Cup they hosted last summer.
This contest will be all about who has the more hunger to maintain their winning sequence with nothing of major importance riding on it and we have to side with Belgium, given how dominant they have been since their only post-World Cup defeat against Switzerland.
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Russia vs Belgium Betting Tips
Belgium to win @ 21/20 with bet365
Over 2.5 goals @ 5/6 with BetVictor