World Cup 2018 Group G betting preview, predictions and tips
The World Cup 2018 Group G seems to be a shoot-out between Belgium and England, who will square off on the final match of the group. These two sides are joined by the World Cup debutants Panama and the minnows Tunisia. There are no excuses for England this time, as this was one of the easiest possible draws. However, it’s a tricky task for the bettors to predict the winner of this group, as some pundits bet on England, while others see Belgium to be the champions of this quartet. Feel free to check our World Cup 2018 betting preview, where you can find the best odds available, outright winner tips, free bets, enhanced odds and new customer offers. You can follow all our World Cup Betting Tips here.
England Betting Odds
England will kick off this World Cup 2018 campaign on June 18 with a clash against Tunisia. The Three Lions need a strong start and Gareth Southgate is aware of that. Their second match will be against Panama and they will round off the group with a match against Belgium, in which we expect to be the group winner decider. The Three Lions boast some incredible talented players in the squad, but they looked like a one-man team in qualifying. That one man is Harry Kane, who have been unstoppable for both Tottenham and England over the past few years. Dele Alli and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also two players to watch for England. It will be a tight battle between England and Belgium for the top place in this group, but we find Belgium’s squad to be much better and to clinch the top spot.
Betting Predictions and Tips: England to win the World Cup 2018 Group G at odds 10/11 with William Hill
Belgium Betting Tips and Odds
Belgium definitely have a better squad on paper than England, with many of their players having Premier League experience. Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne have been two of the best players in the Premier League over the past years, while Romelu Lukaku one of most dangerous strikers. The problem is that the Belgians are yet to prove something at the International stage, and they failed miserably at the Euro 2016, losing to Wales in the quarter-finals. Roberto Martinez’s men looked solid in their recent friendlies, drawing 3-3 against Mexico and winning 1-0 at home against Japan. They still have a couple of friendlies scheduled ahead of their World Cup campaign, with the most interesting one being against Portugal. Belgium should be able to qualify from this group with ease, although we expect England to be the group winners.
Betting Predictions and Tips: Belgium to qualify at odds 1/9 with William Hill
Panama odds and chances
As for Panama, this will be their first appearance at the World Cup finals after beating Costa Rica 2-1 in the CONCACAF. They should be grateful to coach Hernan Dario Gomez, who has been with the team since 2014. Panama didn’t look good in the recent friendlies though, as they registered a 2-1 defeat against Iran and a 1-1 with Wales. We expect Panama to finish bottom of the table as they don’t have enough to compete with the rest of the teams in this group.
Betting Predictions and Tips: Panama to finish bottom of the Group G table at odds 4/6 with William Hill
Tunisia Odds and Tips
Tunisia won their Group A in the African qualification process to book their place at the World Cup finals after a 12 year hiatus. They edged out DR Congo for their World Cup place and during their impressive run in the qualifying, they managed to beat Egypt as well. The negative thing is that Tunisia have never won a match past the group stage. Tunisia should be able to beat Panama, but we don’t think that they will grab more than three points in this group.
Betting Predictions and Tips: Tunisia to finish third
World Cup 2018 Group G Straight Forecasts and Tricast predictions
Straight Tricast betting prediction: England/Belgium/Tunisia at odds 7/2 with William Hill
Straight Forecasts betting prediction: England/Belgium at odds 2/1 with William Hill