The Europeans will look to secure top spot in Group H with a struggling Taeguek Warriors their opponents on Thursday evening, with our tipster backing at least one late goalBelgium and South Korea meet in their final group match, with Hong Myung-bo's side knowing only a win will give them a chance of progressing in the competition. With Belgium topping the group on six points, Algeria follow behind them with three points, with Russia level with South Korea on one point.
Despite a poor tournament so far, if Russia beat Algeria and Myung-bo's men win convincingly against Belgium, they could still nick the second qualifying spot.
After drawing 1-1 with Russia in their opening match, a poor first half against Algeria saw them concede three unanswered goals, which put the game beyond the Asian side, eventually losing 4-2, and bet365 price them at 9/2 (5.50) to win tonight.
After being labelled as dark horses of the competition by some within the media, Belgium have yet to come out of their shell, despite two victories.
It has taken two late goals to secure maximum points in both matches, but Marc Wilmots' men only need a point to top Group H and progress. The Rode Duivels' are currently on a five game winning run and will come into this game with confidence, so it's no surprise to see them priced at 7/10 (1.70) with bet365 to win. The same firm price the draw at 3/1 (4.00).
With Belgium likely to play a weaker team in this match, it's tough to back them in the outright or handicap market.
A common trend in Wilmots' sides matches in recent months has been late goals. bet365 offer the odds of 5/6 (1.83) that there is a goal scored after the 74:59 minute mark.
As well as two late goals to win both their group matches so far this World Cup, this bet also landed in their five previous games. It's also worth noting that in South Korea's qualifying campaign, they scored just under 30 per cent of their goals in the 75-90 minute bracket.
Should the match finish 0-0 bet365 will refund losing bets on first/last and anytime goalscorer markets as well as half time/full time, correct score and scorecast wagers.
|A goal to be scored after 74:59 at 5/6 (1.83) for a 2pt stake with bet365