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France v Belgium Betting Tips: Griezmann to overshadow Lukaku in entertaining World Cup semi-final

10:12 PM MYT 10/07/2018
Antoine Griezmann France 2018
Having found the net in both of the knockout stage matches so far, Al Hain-Cole expects the Atletico Madrid man to maintain his strong form here

With some of the game’s best attacking talent taking to the field at both ends of the pitch, Tuesday’s World Cup semi-final between France and Belgium promises plenty of entertainment.

As Harry Kane’s closest remaining competitor for the Golden Boot with four goals to his name, Romelu Lukaku is dabblebet’s 9/2 (5.50) favourite to open the scoring in St Petersburg.

The Manchester United striker has hit the net 17 times in his last 14 international appearances, so represents a tempting bet at 7/5 (2.40) anytime odds.

However, while Lukaku has failed to score in his last two matches, Antoine Griezmann looks in slightly better shape after getting on target against both Argentina and Uruguay in the knockout stages so far.

In contrast to his Belgian counterpart, Griezmann is also his country’s designated penalty taker, making first goalscorer odds of 5/1 (6.00) and anytime odds of 8/5 (2.60) look just slightly more appealing.

The Atletico Madrid star is joined on three World Cup goals by team-mate Kylian Mbappe, who can be backed at 9/5 (2.80) to build on that record in high profile circumstances here.

Although yet to open his account this tournament, Olivier Giroud plays an integral role in Didier Deschamps’ tactical set-up, and is available at 15/8 (2.88) to open his account in Russia.

Similarly, Eden Hazard’s starring role for the Red Devils has only be rewarded with one goal so far this tournament, although he is on offer at 2/1 (3.00) to go some way to rectifying that by stealing the headlines in this one.

Dries Mertens has not hit the back of the net since firing in Belgium’s very first goal of the competition in the opening 3-0 victory over Panama, but there are odds of 16/5 (4.20) available on him rediscovering his touch with a far more significant goal.

Griezmann to score anytime at 8/5 (2.60) for a 2pt stake with dabblebet