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NairaBet Preview: France v Belgium: Back either team to win at half-time

8:24 PM IST 09/07/18
Kylian Mbappe France Kevin De Bruyne Belgium
It’s absolutely going to be a tough contest but for one of these countries to take the first half lead seems rewarding for punters

Saint-Petersburg Stadium is the venue for the Mundial semi-final clash between European heavyweights France and Belgium on Tuesday evening.

Les Bleus will be looking forward to securing a spot in the global showpiece final having won the tournament last on home soil in 1998.

Owing to the fact that the French side boast of the most potent attacking force at the moment which sees them unbeaten in the competition thus far, NairaBet tips them at (2.40) as slight favourites.

Roberto Martinez’s charges are hoping to go one step further having reached the semis in 1986 where they were defeated by Argentina and ultimately finished fourth after a 4-2 extra-time defeat to France in the third/fourth place playoff. Having eliminated Brazil, who were the competition's favourites 2-1, the Red Devils are priced at (2.95) to cause another big upset.

A stalemate at the end of 90 minutes of intense action is chalked up at a whopping price of (3.15) with the same betting firm.

These two squads come up against each other high on confidence and obviously, there are no doubts to witness a glut of goals in this thrilling showdown taking into account their attacking strengths.

So, it appears a profitable bet to back an outcome that sees three or more goals scored in this tie. The bookies offer odds of (2.05) for a likely result here.

Though Romelu Lukaku failed to notch against Brazil last Friday, he was without doubt on top of his game that evening. Having scored four goals so far in the tournament, the Manchester United forward should be backed to strike anytime at odds of (2.40).

Seeing goal action at both ends of the pitch in the Saint-Petersburg Stadium seems promising considering the lethal attack both sides possess. Thus, the bookmakers price YES here at (1.85).

A more generous way to eke out a fortune in this fixture is to back either team to take the lead in the first 45 minutes. This seems a cool value as NairaBet offers odds of (1.40) for a possible outcome.