BELGIUM vs TUNISIA

Group G – 1pm BST – Moscow

LAST TIME OUT

Belgium 3-0 Panama – A superb Dries Mertens volley and a brace from Romelu Lukaku sealed all 3 points for Belgium. Panama showed great resilience to keep the Belgians out in the first half but couldn’t hold on.

Tunisia 1-2 England – Harry Kane broke Tunisian hearts with his stoppage time winner after a controversial Tunisia penalty was slotted away by Ferjani Sassi.

LIKELY LINE UPS

Belgium – (3-4-3) Courtois; Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen; Meunier, Witsel, De Bruyne, Carrasco; Mertens, Lukaku, Hazard

Tunisia – (4-1-4-1) Hassen; Bronn, Ben Youssef, Meriah, Maaloul; Skhiri; Ben Youssef, Sassi, Badri, Sliti; Khazri

PREDICTIONS

Tunisia showed against England that they are not an easy team to beat. Belgium took their time breaking Panama down and I don’t see them breezing past Tunisia with ease, although they should still win. Belgium 1-0 Tunisia

TIPS

Lukaku to score a header – 13/2

Belgium 1-0 – 5/1

Under 2.5 goals – 10/11

 

SOUTH KOREA vs MEXICO

Group F – 4pm BST – Rostov

LAST TIME OUT
Sweden 1-0 South Korea – In a poor game, VAR was needed to hand Sweden a penalty which gave them their winner as Andreas Granqvist scored from the spot.

Germany 0-1 Mexico – Mexico produced a stunning display to shock the World Champions. Hirving Lozano scored in the 35th minute and Germany had no reply.

LIKELY LINE UPS

South Korea – (4-3-3) Cho; Park, Kim, Jang, Lee; Lee, Ki, Koo; Hwang, Kim, Son

Mexico – (4-2-3-1) Ochoa; Salcedo, Ayala, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado; Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez

PREDICTIONS

Mexico were superb against Germany while South Korea didn’t really show anything. I think Mexico will win but I don’t think it will be as easy as some may think. South Korea 1-2 Mexico

TIPS

Mexico 2-1 – 9/1

Hernandez first goal and 2-1 – 25/1

Son Heung Min to score anytime – 3/1

 

GERMANY vs SWEDEN

Group F – 7pm BST – Sochi

LAST TIME OUT

Germany 0-1 Mexico – Germany were stunned by a superb Mexico performance as Hirving Lozano secured the win for Mexico. Germany will be concerned by their poor performance and may need a change of personnel.

Sweden 1-0 South Korea – Andreas Granqvist’s penalty, given after a VAR review, was enough to seal the win for Sweden in a poor game against South Korea.

LIKELY LINE UPS

Germany – (4-2-3-1) Neuer; Kimmich, Hummels, Boateng, Plattenhardt; Khedira, Kroos; Muller, Ozil, Reus; Werner

Sweden – (4-4-2) Olsen; Lustig, Jansson, Granqvist, Augustinsson; Claesson, Larsson, Ekdal, Forsberg; Berg, Toivonen

PREDICTIONS

Germany need a big performance, or they could face the same fate Argentina are likely to face. I think they will scrape a win here as Sweden are not a great side but Germany need to do a lot better. Germany 2-1 Sweden

TIPS

Muller to score first – 11/2

Germany 2-1 – 9/1

Muller & Werner to score, Germany to win and BTTS – 8/1

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