Two of the best teams in the world clash on Thursday when Belgium battles France at Allianz Stadium in Torino, Italy in a UEFA Nations League Semifinal. Neither Kevin De Bruyne and Belgium nor Kylian Mbappe and France took the EURO 2020 title. On Thursday, the star players hope to lead their team to a Nations League Final. Which squad will come out on top? Check out Nations League odds, analysis, and a free pick for France versus Belgium.
UEFA Nations League Semifinal: Belgium vs. France
- When: Thursday, Oct. 7 at 2:45 pm ET
- Where: Allianz Stadium, Torino, Italy
- Handicap Odds: France -½ (+139) / Belgium +½ -185
- Moneyline Odds: France +145 / Belgium +195 / Draw +205
- Total Odds: O 2 ½ (+124) / U 2 ½ (-172)
Why bet on France versus Belgium?
France has put their EURO 2020 upset loss to the Swiss behind them. Since the loss, the French have drawn with a couple of decent squads, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Ukraine, and has beaten Finland. More importantly, Mbappe, Karim Benzema, and the other stars on France’s loaded team appear to be on the same page. The current moneyline odds make France more than playable.
France Last 5
France Predicted Starting Lineup
Why bet on Belgium versus France?
Although Belgium failed at the EUROs, FIFA continues to rank them number one in the world. There’s a reason for the top ranking. No other team on the planet boasts one of the best strikers in the world in Romelu Lukaku and the overall best player in the world in midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgians believe they have a World Cup run in them. To prove it, they will beat the French on Thursday.
Belgium Last 5
Belgium Predicted Starting Lineup
- De Bruyne
Belgium vs. France Final Betting Analysis
France can win for sure, but there’s something about this French squad that should worry their fans. France showed no heart at EURO 2020.
The old French team would have dominated a side like Switzerland. This French team allowed the Swiss, who by no means are an offensive juggernaut, to post 3 goals.
Belgium didn’t win the EUROs either. But Belgium had an excuse in their loss to eventual winner Italy. Top player Eden Hazard had to sit due to an injury. Also, no team was going to beat Italy at the European Championships.
On Thursday, Belgium should show the world why FIFA continues to have faith. The Belgians figure to score at least 2 goals agianst France. That should be enough for Belgium to take this in regulation.
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