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Euro Cup Preview Belgium vs Republic of Ireland

Though the Belgian team entered this competition as the favorites to win their group, they’re now scrambling to etch out a win after losing to Italy in their first game. Apart from that, the Irish squad tied with Sweden and are now ahead of Belgium. Now these two will take it to the pitch to settle things. Which team do you believe will prevail? Keep reading for the game preview.

Bet on Belgium

As mentioned above, the Belgians lost their initial match to rivals Italy by a score of 2-0. Though this squad was touted as one of the favorites to win this competition, it nevertheless fell flat on its face even with the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne, and Eden Hazard in their ranks.

However, with such talent in this team, one cannot say they’re down for the count by that one loss. And, they can go out tonight to prove why they’re among the favorites to win. Along with the three mentioned above, team manager Marc Wilmots has Marouane Fellaini, Axel Witsel, Dries Mertens and Divock Origi to choose from to exploit the Irish soft spots on defense.

Though anything could happen in football, it shouldn’t be too hard for the Belgian team to come through with a victory.

Bet on Ireland

Even with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Irish team dominated Sweden in their opening match. Unfortunately for Ireland, Ibra managed to find the back of their net and evened things out, losing Ireland what would have been three valuable points and having to settle for one.

The Irish squad was great in defending their goal, effectively managing to put a lid on Ibrahimovic and keeping him to a minimum. However, they’ll have to contend with a host of great players on the Belgian side and this might prove too much for the defense to contend with.

However, if they can hold and continue to play as a team they should be able to disrupt the Red Devils and possibly force a draw. A player that might be needed, Jonathan Walters, is set to miss out due to an Achilles injury.

Game Prediction: This game will probably be too much to handle for Ireland. Though they’ll hold up for much of the match, eventually Belgium will score and come away with a win. Victory for Belgium 2-1.