Belgium vs Wales: Predictions, tips & betting odds

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Belgium aim to keep their hopes of qualifying for the latter stages of the UEFA Nations League alive when they host Wales on Thursday evening.

The Red Devils are second in Group Four of League A, three points behind leaders the Netherlands who they face next week in the final game in the group.

A victory therefore for Robert Martinez's side in their last two matches would see them top the group, while Wales are looking for a result in Brussels to try and avoid relegation to League B.

Belgium vs Wales latest odds

These two sides met in June in Cardiff with Wales scoring late on to record a 1-1 draw, the only point that Robert Page's side have so far earned in the group.

Another stalemate is priced at 15/4 (4.75) with bet365 while the hosts are clear favourites at 4/11 (1.36) and the visitors can be backed at 8/1 (9.00).

Belgium vs Wales first goal scorer odds

Michy Batshuayi is the favourite to score first at 15/4 (4.75) with the Fenerbahce forward just ahead of Dries Mertens who is offered at 5/1 (6.00).

Real Madrid star Eden Hazard is priced at 6/1 (7.00) to break the deadlock, while Hazard's former club teammate Gareth Bale is available at 9/1 (10.00) for the Welsh.

Belgium vs Wales preview

These two sides have played each other regularly over the last decade with Thursday's encounter being their ninth meeting in the last 10 years.

The head-to-head record this century is surprisingly even with both sides claiming two wins and the remaining four matches ending as draws.

This week's game therefore could be closer than many expect, and there could be some interest in backing the visitors to get on the score sheet.

Wales have netted in six of their last seven matches against Belgium, while Robert Page's men are currently on an 11-match scoring streak in all competitions.

Belgium vs Wales tips and predictions

Both teams to score is offered at the healthy-looking price of 11/10 (2.10) and looks like an excellent option for Thursday night's match.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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