Sweden - Belgium Betting Preview: Why the visitors can score at least twice

With the Belgians many people's tip to progress to the latter stages of the World Cup, Phil Kitromilides is backing them to score over 1.5 goals at 5/4 against Sweden
Sunday night's encounter at the Friends Arena in Solna should be an entertaining one as Sweden host Belgium, with the visitors continuing their preparations for the World Cup.

Sweden, of course, missed out in the play-offs for the tournament in Brazil, so they will be playing simply for pride on Sunday night, yet their opponents are considered outside bets to reach the latter stages given the exceptional talent that exists in their squad.

Bet365 therefore make Belgium the favorites at 6/5 (2.20) with the Swedes offered at 9/4 (3.25) and the draw available at the same price.

Since qualifying for the World Cup in supremely impressive fashion, Belgium's form has faltered slightly with the side losing to both Colombia and Japan and managing just a draw against Ivory Coast.

Indeed their only post qualification win came against Luxemburg on Monday.

It is fair to say therefore that they could do with a decent performance and a victory.

The Belgians are offered at a temtping looking 5/4 (2.20) to score over 1.5 goals and this was a bet that paid out with pleasing regularity during their qualifying campaign.

This has proved to be the correct selection in six of their last eight competitive matches, and while Sunday's fixture is only a friendly, expect Belgium to be motivated to put in a good showing.

Given their staggering array of attacking talent, plus the fact that Sweden's only clean sheet in eight matches has come against Iceland, Belgium look good value to score at least twice.

Belgium to score over 1.5 goals at 5/4 (2.20) for a 2.5pt stake with bet365

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