Belgium vs. Russia Odds
BRAZIL (The Spread) – Belgium looks to secure a spot in the knockout stage of the 2014 World Cup when it faces Russia today at Noon ET.
This match is in Group H with Belgium coming off a 2-1 win over Algeria, while Russia played South Korea to a 1-1 draw. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Belgium is favored to win this match, as it has odds of -120 to prevail, while Russia has been given a money line of +325 to win. The odds for a draw have been set at +270, while the over/under is listed at 2.5 goals.
Belgium is now 11-17-9 in World Cup play following its win in its first match. Belgium has scored 48 goals in World Cup play while allowing 64. Belgium dominated its first match with Algeria, holding a 16-3 shot edge, including 10 shots on goal. Belgium possessed the ball for 65% of the match, but still had to rally from a 1-0 deficit to win. Both goals for Belgium came from reserves with Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens each scoring a goal.
Russia is now 17-14-7 in World Cup play following its 1-1 draw with South Korea. Russia has posted 65 goals in its 38 matches, while allowing just 45. Russia had a competitive match with South Korea. It only possessed the ball 48% of the match, but still won all other major stats, racking up a 16-10 shot advantage and a 20-14 edge in tackles. Russia’s lone goal came from reserve Alexander Kerzhakov, which came in the 74th minute of play.