Belgium v Canada
Belgium v Canada Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions
Not many people give Team Canada a chance to move onto the World Cup knockout stages at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 edition. Yet they finished first in CONCACAF qualifying and beat both Mexico and the USA on their way to the main event. It was also their first qualification in… 36 years!
The Belgium vs Canada is a Group F qualifying match that will kick off on Wednesday November 23, 2022 at 14.00 US EST, 19.00 GMT and 22.00 local time. The match will be played at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Qatar.
Can Canada Really Pull off an Upset?
Belgium v Canada Score Predictions
If we looked solely at the current FIFA rankings, it would take a miracle for Canada to advance to the knockout stages. Belgium are ranked #2, Croatia #16, Morocco #24 and Canada are #38. Yet Canada beat both #9 ranked Mexico and #15 USA.
So Belgium will certainly take caution when facing this underdog as a Canadian upset would not bode well for their long-term credibility in this tournament.
Belgium: a Small Nation with Big Time Players
Can a country with less than 12 million citizens win the biggest prize in football? So far, the Belgium team has been rather disappointing in big tournaments when it comes to “winning it all.” But this time around could be a different story. Belgium advances to the FIFA World Cup semi-final in 2018 (their biggest international achievement to date) before losing to France, with the French team winning the last World Cup.
Belgian Players to Watch
One of the world’s top midfielders, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, will be orchestrating the Belgium v Canada hostilities, along with Real Madrid star and team captain, Eden Hazard. Hazard’s team Speaking of winning seasons, having bagged the Champions League and La Liga, Real Madrid’s Eden Hazard captains the Belgian side. Hazard’s teammate Thibaut Courtois is on of the premier goalkeepers in this World Cup and won the Golden Glove trophy in 2018. He can be a major difference maker as well with his 44% clean-sheet ratio.
Canadian Players to Watch
The Canadians on the other hand boast some very promising young guns, like 22-year-old Jonathan David, who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Lille in France. Tajon Buchanan, 23, plays winger for Club Brugge.
CXSports’ Prediction for Belgium v Canada: a win for Belgium by 3-1.