Group F kicks off nine hours before Belgium vs Canada gets underway, giving both sides plenty to think about for their respective approaches to this game.
Belgium may come in needing to score a boat-load of goals to get ahead of Croatia, while Canada might sense an opportunity to be stubborn and maybe catch the Red Devils on the break.
Can the long-shot underdogs of Canada upset all of the odds with a win against Belgium? See how the teams match up and what the bookies are saying for this scrap at Qatar 2022.
- Belgium: the obvious favourite? With good reason!
- Potential in Canada’s top talents to defy the odds
- Bookies’ calls for this FIFA World Cup 2022 Group F game
- Qatar World Cup 2022 betting with LV BET
An ageing, star-studded cast for Belgium
Belgium weighs in for the 2022 World Cup with much of the same team onside as previous performances at Euro 2020 and the 2018 World Cup. The country is leaning on the stars of its golden generation as it reaches its final outings. Led by Roberto Martínez, 3-4-3 remains the status-quo, featuring two-way wing-backs and Romelu Lukaku as the focal point of the attack.
To achieve the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, Belgium went undefeated, only dropping points in two games. It allowed the Red Devils to attempt to build on their Quarter-Final and third-place finishes at the last two World Cups. Bowing out to the eventual winners of Euro 2020 in the Quarter-Finals was a fair showing, but indicated that Qatar might be the last chance for this batch of stars.
The stars of the show are familiar faces for Belgium, with Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Axel Witsel, Thibaut Courtois, Youri Tielemans, and Toby Alderweireld. Still, the system wouldn’t work without the efforts of Thorgan Hazard, Dries Mertens, and Timothy Castagne down either flank.
|Hans Vanaken||Attacking Midfielder||5||3|
|Kevin De Bruyne||Attacking Midfielder||4||2|
|Leandro Trossard||Left Winger||7||2|
|Thorgan Hazard||Left Midfielder||4||2|
|Dennis Praet||Central Midfielder||2||2|
One goal will make this Canada’s best World Cup outing
Head coach John Herdman has managed to craft a Canada national team that’s exciting, emphasises the strengths of its stars, and can be versatile. Against more threatening foes, the boss is happy to switch from a defensive 4-4-2 into a narrow 5-2-2-1, counting on quick breakouts centred on speedy, savvy attackers.
The Qatar 2022 dates are going to be huge for Canada, with Herdman given the opportunity to at least score a single goal. At the 1986 World Cup in Mexico – Canada’s last appearance – they lost three and failed to score. In the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, Canada’s hefty 23 goals and seven against saw them top the group. In the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup, Mexico got their own back with a 2-1 win in the Semi-Finals.
Stalwarts Atiba Hutchinson and Milan Borjan are the heart and soul of Les Rouges, but the team is powered by its young stars. Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David are world-class talents, while Cyle Larin, Tajon Buchanan, Mark-Anthony Kaye, and Stephen Eustáquio are also threats in their own right.
|Cyle Larin||Left Winger||16||13|
|Alphonso Davies||Left Back||13||4|
|Tajon Buchanan||Right Winger||17||3|
|Junior Hoilett||Left Winger||13||3|
|Mark-Anthony Kaye||Central Midfielder||15||2|
|Atiba Hutchinson||Centre Back||11||2|
Betting tips and odds on Belgium vs Canada in FIFA World Cup 2022 Group F
Still seen as a very strong team, there’s a lot of doubt surrounding the Red Devils, as shown by their 12/1 odds to win the tournament. Still, for FIFA World Cup 2022 Group F, Belgium are the clear favourites at 9/8 to end up on top.
Canada are, obviously, the huge underdogs in this one, out at 12/1 just to win the game against Belgium. However, there’s a lot of attacking talent in the ranks, with their speed and flair coming up against a backline that will likely feature a 33 and 35-year-old, granting odds of 40/41 for Canada just to score.
In the UK, this David and Goliath showdown of the Qatar World Cup will be shown at 7 pm on the 23rd November on the BBC.
Bets on Belgium vs Canada at LV BET
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