USA-Belgium Betting Preview: Expect the Red Devils to come out on top in Cleveland

Marc Wilmots' squad is filled with an array of Europe's most talented players and our tipster thinks that they will have too much for an American team going through a transition
Belgium travel to America on Wednesday where they will face USA in a friendly clash at Cleveland’s First Energy Stadium.

The Red Devils have come out on top in each of the last three meetings between the sides and their current golden generation are favourites at 13/10 (2.30) with William Hill make it four in a row.

Jurgen Klinsmann has surprised many by omitting record goal-scorer Landon Donovan from the squad, who recently returned to LA Galaxy having spent a short time away from football, and his relatively inexperienced side are available at 11/5 (3.20) to pick up just their second win in five games.

Three of those five games have resulted in draws and you can get odds of 11/5 (3.20) on this one finishing up all square.

Considering they have won seven of their last nine matches - and seem already to have one foot in next year’s World Cup in Brazil - Marc Wilmots’ men look slightly generously priced to beat an American team currently going through a transition period.

This may be due to some injury concerns that were threatening the Belgian camp in the build-up to the match but, after captain Vincent Kompany flew out to meet the side on Monday, the squad is looking almost as strong as ever.

Wilmots insists that both Kompany and fellow rumoured absentee Christian Benteke are set to feature and, with such quality in their ranks, the visitors provide excellent value at 13/10 (2.30) to come out on top.

With no Donovan in the squad, the USA will be particularly reliant on Clint Dempsey, who is charged with filling the regular talisman’s boots.

The Tottenham attacker has become an increasingly integral part of the Stars and Stripes’ set-up, and is responsible for six of his country’s last 13 goals.

With 32 international goals to his name, Dempsey is by some distance the biggest threat to Belgium’s backline and offers excellent value at 9/4 (3.25) to hit the back of the net.
Belgium to win at 13/10 (2.30) with William Hill
Clint Dempsey to score anytime at 9/4 (3.25) with William Hill

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Al Hain-Cole is a Liverpool fan, experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.

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