Belgium will be looking to move one step closer to a place in next year’s World Cup when they travel to Tallinn to take on Estonia in Friday’s qualification match.
Two points clear at the top of their group with 13 points from the first available 15, Roberto Martinez’s men are overwhelming 1/7 (0.14) favourites with Betfair Sportsbook to come out on top against a team they beat 8-1 last November.
Having recorded an impressive 3-0 friendly victory over Croatia in their last game, the Sinisargid are available at 20/1 (21.00) to follow that up with a shock win at the Albert Le Coq Arena.
Three of the guests’ last five matches have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 15/2 (8.50) on them being forced to settle for a point in this one.
After his spell at Everton ended in disappointment, Martinez is doing an excellent job of rebuilding his reputation on the international stage.
Always known for his adventurous approach to the game, the Spaniard is benefitting from the array of attacking talent at his disposal to rack up some impressively high-scoring results.
With 22 goals to their name from just five matches, the Red Devils are the most prolific team in European qualification and show no sign of easing off after the net five times in recent friendly clashes against Russian and the Czech Republic.
However, considering they have also failed to keep a single clean sheet in any of their last five games, the visiting defence should not be too complacent when they take on a home side that put three past Croatia last time out.
All in all, odds of 23/20 (2.15) seem generous on over 3.5 goals being scored between two teams that produced nine in their previous encounter, in a bet that would have paid off in three of Belgium’s last four matches.