Greece v Belgium Betting: Martinez's men can secure World Cup qualification in style

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Combining a solid defence with a free-scoring frontline, Al Hain-Cole expects Les Diables Rouges to dominate the scoresheet against Skibbe's men

Belgium will be hoping to confirm their place in World Cup 2018 when they travel to the Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki to take on Greece on Sunday.

Six points clear at the top of Group H with just three games left to play, Les Diables Rouges are 20/23 (1.87) favourites with SportPesa to wrap up qualification with two matches to spare by coming out on top in Athens.

Meanwhile, Michael Skibbe’s team were held to a frustrating 0-0 stalemate by Estonia in their last game on home turf, but are priced at 7/2 (4.50) to bounce back with a morale-boosting win here.

Edin Dzeko Kostas Manolas Bosnia Greece

That draw was a third in successive qualifiers for the hosts, who can be backed at 12/5 (3.40) to earn a share of the spoils once again in this one.

Having equalled their biggest ever win by beating Gibraltar 9-0 on Thursday, Roberto Martinez’s men have now scored an impressive 33 goals in seven World Cup qualifiers.

However, it is not just in attack where Belgium have looked so impressive, with their backline having kept clean sheets in five of those seven matches so far to leave their goal difference at an extremely impressive plus 31.


In contrast, the Ethniki’s goal difference stands at a far more modest plus seven, despite the fact they have only conceded one more goal in their own seven games.

This is clearly due to a frontline that has struggled for cutting edge, having scored four of their meagre 10 goals against Gibraltar and none at all in the last two games.

It is therefore difficult to see Greece joining their prolific guests on the scoresheet Sunday, when odds of 8/5 (3.60) seem generous on Belgium winning to nil for the fourth consecutive qualifier on the road.

Belgium to win to nil for a 2pt stake at 8/5 (3.60) with SportPesa
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