Romania - Belgium Betting Preview: Why Kompany & Co. should score at least twice

Phil Kitromilides believes the Belgians' talented squad will have enough firepower to net plenty of goals, and is advising punters to follow suit in tonight's game
Belgium have the chance to further enhance their growing status as one of the most exciting sides in world football when they travel to Bucharest this evening to face Romania.

The sheer number of outstanding individuals in their squad make the Belgians favourites with Marathonbet to claim victory tonight, with the price of 37/25 (2.48) for an away win looking like a tempting option. The hosts meanwhile can be backed at 99/50 (2.98) with the draw tonight offered at 23/10 (3.30).

Belgium were one of the biggest movers in the latest offical Fifa World Rankings, and while a system which places Greece above Brazil is flawed at best, the Belgians' leap of 10 places to number 20 in the world should not be ignored.

It can be attributed largely to their five-match unbeaten run which has seen them comfortably overcome the Netherlands, Wales, Scotland and Serbia while drawing against Croatia.

With the side in confident mood then and boasting an array of stars that has made people stand up and take notice of them, Belgium should be able to net a few goals against a Romania side that conceded four times against Slovenia in their last friendly match.

The price of 67/50 (2.34) for Belgium to score over 1.5 goals looks like offering some value, and with this bet paying out in four of their last five games, there is every chance that punters will make a healthy profit.

To back-up this bet, it could be wise to invest a smaller stake in Belgium to score in both halves at 29/10 (3.90). This bet has paid out in both of Belgium's last two away matches, and complements the initial selection of over 1.5 Belgian goals nicely.

Belgium to socre over 1.5 goals at 67/50 (2.34) with Marathonbet
Belgium to score in both halves at 29/10 (3.90) with Marathonbet

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Phil Kitromilides is a sports broadcaster working on radio and TV in London and Madrid. You can also follow Phil on Twitter.