Belgium vs Sweden Betting Tips
Belgium vs. Sweden
EURO 2016 Group Stage – Group E Game 3
Wednesday, June 21, 2016 – Nice, France
Odds: Belgium 16/19, Draw 13/5, Sweden 9/2
Our Play: Belgium 16/19 For live odds visit Bet365 sportsbook or Smarkets betting exchange For latest odds you can check a few recommended sportsbooks and betting exchanges
We are not chalk players and we have always found reasons to lay favorites that require a substantial amount of juice. However, Belgium’s stock may be at its lowest right now and the price here is nothing too extraordinary that we cannot afford to bite this one. Very simply put, Belgium needs to win this game and they couldn’t have drawn a better opponent to finish their group play efforts. Sweden looks dead in the water, this team has only managed to gain one point by virtue of Ireland’s mistakes. Had Ireland not been so generous Sweden would have been out of the tournament altogether. Nevertheless, Belgium was one of our picks to win the EURO outright, we are going to stand by this position and venture out to say their thrashing of Ireland was their awakening. Against Italy, Belgium looked unprepared and nothing comparable in form to the squad we saw dominate Ireland from start to finish in their second match-up.
Belgium has all the ingredients to win this tournament outright and given the fact their buy-back is low now, we once again suggesting takers to jump on this team outright before they pick up a head of steam. Regardless of who Belgium faces in the knockout round, we are confident in their ability to pick up the win and continue forward. Sweden as we have indicated previously is a one-trick pony and that rabbit has been removed the hat. Like Ukraine we saw Sweden enter this tournament with a significant amount of tout and like Ukraine they have not lived up to the hype. Some can make that claim about Belgium but we believe those same critics will be eating their words in a short period of time. As stated we always try to find angles to lay favorites or book longshots but this is one of the rare instances that the chalk can demonstrate how superior they are to an inferior opponent.
Typically we would have laid off this contest outright but given Belgium is probably offered at one of the most economical prices you will likely get them at in this tournament, we will gladly opt in. Belgium’s playmaker and scoring threat found the back of the net twice against Ireland. We are referring to the one and only Romelu Lukaku. Sweden’s defense will certainly be a friendly opponent for Lukaku and given his ability to carve up the deep third, we wouldn’t be surprised if he went off again. Prop bets are often a dicey venture but this may be the instance to take Belgium with enhanced odds if they were to score twice or thrice. We would not be surprised by any means if this outfit ran up the score on Sweden. On the outlying chance Italy does indeed fall to Ireland, Belgium scorching the scoreboards may lead to them securing the group through the backdoor on goal differential. We are calling for the Belgians in a rout. For latest odds you can check a few recommended sportsbooks and betting exchanges