Salvador hosts the second round between Marc Wilmots' side and Jurgen Klinsmann's men with our tipster taking a look at who may prove to be the difference between the two teamsBelgium and USA meet this evening, with Jurgen Klinsmann's side looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the World Cup, which saw them fail to score for the first time in seven matches in their 1-0 loss to Germany.
Belgium, despite not yet impressing and living up to some lofty expectations, have managed to win all three of their matches so far.
A lot of the hype around the Belgium side has been placed on Premier League stars Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard, but both players have yet to make their mark in Brazil, with Lukaku in particularly struggling to get into the matches he's featured in.
Marc Wilmots' men have netted only four goals so far this tournament, with Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini looking like one of their most dangerous players using his height to grab the vital equaliser against Algeria in their opening match. William Hill price him at 20/1 (21.00) to net first and 4/1 (5.00) to score anytime.
Divok Origi has been employed as an impact substitute for the Rode Duivels so far in Brazil, with the 19-year-old scoring late on as Belgium beat Russia 1-0. With Lukaku's poor form coming into this match, the Lille star may well get the nod to start the match. William Hill price him at 7/1 (8.00) to score first and 19/10 (2.90) to net in 90 minutes.
Clint Dempsey has been the man in form for USA in Brazil, scoring two goals so far, opening the scoring against Ghana within the first minute and following that up with their second goal against Portugal, with almost proved to be the winner. Dempsey has always delivered for the Stars and Stripes, scoring 39 times in his 108 caps. William Hill price him at 13/2 (7.50) to net the opener, with the price of him scoring anytime at 19/10 (2.90).
Jermaine Jones scored a spectacular goal against Portugal in the group stages, to take his tally of national goals to three. Unsurprisingly he is priced at 25/1 (26.00) to break the deadlock.
For those that fancy the Premier League duo of Lukaku and Hazard to come good in this last 16 match, you can back them to score first at 5/1 (6.00) and 8/1 (9.00) respectably with William Hill.
Looking at the market, with only Clint Dempsey playing consistently well and finding the net on more than one occasion, he is the man to back in this fixture.
After striker Jozy Altidore suffered an injury against Ghana, Dempsey has had to pick up more of the goalscoring responsibility and has often been the USA's most attacking player throughout their three games thus far, meaning he should get plenty of opportunities to increase his goal tally.
The price of 19/10 (2.90) offers value with William Hill, with this bet landing in two of the three matches the USA have played in Brazil.
|Clint Dempsey to net anytime for a 2pt stake at 19/10 (2.90) with William Hill|
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