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France v Belgium Betting Tips: 18/1 and 24/1 longshots for the first World Cup semi final

6:04 PM MYT 10/07/2018
Eden Hazard Belgium 2018 World Cup
dabblebet are offering all customers the choice of two big priced dabble of the day selections ahead of the all-European clash in St Petersburg

dabblebet have priced up two longshots for the first World Cup semi-final between France and Belgium in St Petersburg.

The dabble of the day picks see multiple selections from the same match combined into one market and there are two on offer for this blockbuster encounter.

Punters can then pick which option they prefer or back both to ensure they have a big priced selection in the running regardless of who qualifies.

France to qualify, Both Teams To Score, Kylian Mbappe to score, over five France corners at 18/1

Les Blues are favourites both to progress to the final and win the tournament outright. This bet only needs France to qualify too, regardless of whether it's in 90 minutes, extra time or penalties.

Their impressive 4-3 win over Argentina did pose some questions over their defensive capabilities but that should only ensure an open game between these two European heavyweights.

While semi-finals can typically be cagey encounters it's difficult to see either side failing to find the net, and if France are to make a breakthrough, then Kylian Mbappe is a likely candidate.

The 19-year-old already has three goals in Russia and his pace and direct running style will surely cause the Belgian backline plenty of problems.

Belgium to qualify, Eden Hazard to score, Both Teams to Score and Marouane Fellaini to be carded at 24/1

Many expected Brazil to go all the way in Russia but Belgium's impressive display against the Selecao may have some questioning if the bookmakers have the correct outright favourite.

Eden Hazard's mesmeric performance drew plenty of plaudits and if the Chelsea man is able to reproduce that then underdog backers could be celebrating once more in Russia.

Starting Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli proved very effective for the Red Devils last time out, although the former is always at risk of getting into trouble with the officials.

The Manchester United midfielder started just six qualification matches en route to Russia but was cautioned three times. That's a similar ratio to his 2016-17 campaign at Old Trafford where 18 Premier League starts resulted in nine yellow cards.

Given that a semi-final booking wouldn't rule Fellaini out of the final, including him in this 24/1 (25.0) looks a shrewd option.

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