World Cup 2018 has witnessed major upsets time and again and the first semifinal clash between France and Belgium will offer thrills and spills and an extremely engaging encounter between two of Europe’s most exciting outfits.
France had a smooth ride so far en route to seal a semifinal berth, whereas Belgium, on contrary, have produced some scintillating show in previous rounds. The came back from 2-0 down in the second half to script a 3-2 win over Japan and knocked out the favourites Brazil in the quarterfinal banking on a tactical masterclass. The Tuesday night contest will see two star-studded sides competing against each other and the outcome is indeed hard to predict considering the quality and grade of both the teams.
France vs Belgium Injuries And Suspensions
Benjamin Mendy is unavailable for France with a thigh strain whereas Thomas Meunier of Belgium will be serving a one-match ban due to picking up two yellow cards prior to the semis.
France vs Belgium Probable Lineups:
France vs Belgium Last Meeting:
Last time they locked horns back in 2015 in an international friendly when the Red Devils clinched a 4-3 win over Les Bleus. Marouane Fellaini’s brace and a strike from Radja Nainggolan earned Belgium a 3-0 lead before Mathieu Valbuena pulled back one. But Eden Hazard score seconds later and two late goals from Nabil Fekir and Dimitri Payet could not change the fate of the game for the 1998 World Champions.
France vs Belgium Head-o-Head Stats:
France Win: 24
Belgium Win: 30
France vs Belgium Key Players:
France will vastly rely on their attacking duo Kylian Mbappe and Antonie Griezmann in front of goal whereas N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba are likely to rule the midfield game against a resilient Belgian side.
Belgium, on the other hand, have the deadly trio of Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne who are stupendous all throughout and set to test France’s organized defensive line on Tuesday night.
France vs Belgium Current Form (Latest Result First):
France vs Belgium Betting Odds (Subject To Change):