It has been suggested in the run-up to this Euro 2016 quarter final that Wales are something of a bogey team for Belgium. The two sides know each other well after qualifying for the tournament from the same group and Chris Coleman's men will take heart from the fact that they were unbeaten against the Red Devils.
Wales recorded a 1-0 win and a 0-0 draw in their two matches against the team coached by Marc Wilmots, yet remain massive underdogs for Friday night's encounter. However that might just suit the Welsh better, who looked a little uncomfortable at times in the last 16 clash with Northern Ireland where they found themselves in the unusual position of being clear favourites.
Bet365 offer Wales at 5/1 (6.00) and with the competition having seen some pretty big shocks already in the previous round, they will believe they can progress. Indeed they can be backed at 5/2 (3.50) to make the semi finals, while Belgium are offered at 1/3 (1.33) to qualify.
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Wilmots' team eventually came through a highly competitive game against Hungary in the previous round with their technical ability ultimately proving too much for their spirited opponents as the game finished 4-0.
The pressure is on Belgium to take the game to Wales, yet the Welsh will resist resolutely as they did in qualifying. The question is, can we have faith in this extremely talented group of Belgian players to finally come good at a major tournament?
The game against Hungary was maybe an indicator that punters should have confidence in the Red Devils, with the team demonstrating that they know how to suffer during difficult moments before showing sparks of brilliance to kill off the contest. Optimistic punters who think we could see an open game will like the price of 27/20 (2.45) for over 2.5 goals. However for a serious bet, the price of 8/11 (1.73) for a Belgian win looks too good to miss.