Wednesday evening sees Belgium kick off their World Cup campaign when they take on Canada, who are back at the finals for the first time since 1986.
And we’ve got the action at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium covered with our 10/1 Bet Builder.
- Jonathan David to have 1 or more shots on target
- Both teams to score
- Tajon Buchanan to be shown a card
Jonathan David to have 1 or more shots on target
David has been in red-hot form for Lille this season, scoring nine in just 15 appearances for the French club, and he looks overpriced to test Thibaut Courtois at some stage in this one.
He recorded four shots on target in last week’s friendly win over Japan, and he looks like a solid bet to register at least one against Belgium.
Both teams to score
Canada should be a threat in transition against Belgium, with the Red Devils conceding 1.67 counter-attack goals per game in the past 12 months, so a play on both sides scoring could pay off.
The weak link for Belgium could be their ageing defence, and they’ve managed just two clean sheets in nine games in 2022 - against Poland in the UEFA Nations League and a friendly against Burkina Faso.
Tajon Buchanan to be shown a card
Buchanan could be in for a busy evening as he looks to stem Belgium’s attacking threat down their left side, led by Eden Hazard.
The Canadian right-back plays in Belgium for Club Brugge, so he will be aiming for a big showing against the Red Devils, and he’s picked up two bookings in four Champions League appearances this season - take him to end up in the book in this clash.