Monday, June 23, 2014

FIFA World Cup 2014 - Belgium vs Russia Starting Line Prediction

FIFA World Cup 2014 - Belguim vs Russia Starting Line Prediction


Belgium came from behind to beat Algeria in their opening group game, big things are expected from this Belgium golden generation who have a very competitive squad which can go all the way. Though they struggled in the opening half of their first game, conceding a goal and failed to put Algeia under pressure. But they came good after break who two quick goals turned things around.

FIFA World Cup 2014 - Belgium vs Russia
FIFA World Cup 2014 - Belgium vs Russia


Russia on the other hand played out a 1-1 draw against South Korea but they looked very defensive unit and did not create enough chances to give us a feeling that they mean business. South Korea had them under the sword throughout the game though Fabio Cappelo side came from behind to draw level 1-1.

Dries Mertens and Marouane Fellaini came on from the bench to score goal piece which lead to Belgium victory and I expect them to start the game against Russia replacing Mousa Dembélé and Nacer Chadli.

Alan Dzagoev did not start the game against South Korea but when he came on as a sub he looked a quality player.


Russia Vs Belgium  - Possible Starting Lineups


This is how both teams starting lineups might look come the kickoff time.

FIFA World Cup 2014 - Russia Vs Beligum  - Starting Lineup
Russia Vs Belgium  - Starting Lineup


           Match  Predictions


Belgium can book their place in the final 16 with win over Russia, but Russians can overtake Beglians in the group if they can managed a win in this game. Stakes are higher and big players from both sides has to come good. Russia looks a very defensive unit under Cappelo and  this game might end in a draw. Brazil has alot to offer this summer and their fans specialy girls have been sensational in the crowds, the other day they were cheering for Bosnia when they played against Argentina.

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