FIFA World Cup 2022: Belgium vs Canada - Match Preview, Betting Odds and more

Belgium and Canada have faced each other once as the European team got the better of the North American side in 1989.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 23 November 2022 02:48 PM

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Belgium are scheduled to face the likes of Canada in their FIFA World Cup 2022 opener on Wednesday night at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan. Belgium and Canada are placed in the Group F alongside Croatia and Morocco.

Belgium won three of their six UEFA Nations League matches while lost two matches, both against Netherlands and played a draw with Wales. On the other hand, Canada played two matches in the CONCACAF Nations League and defeated Curacao while lost against Honduras.

In the World Cup qualifiers, Canada topped the CONCACAF table with eight victories in 14 matches to qualify for the FIFA World Cup finals for the first time since 1986 while Belgium remained unbeaten in their eight UEFA World Cup qualifiers games and topped the Group E.

Belgium vs Canada: Match Preview

Head-To-Head:

  • Belgium and Canada have faced each other once as the European team got the better of the North American side in 1989.

Top Players:

  • Belgium include Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Axel Witsel, Thibaut Courtois as their top players.
  • Canada include Alphonso Davies, Jonathan David, Tajon Buchanan, Cyle Larin as their top players.

Predicted halftime scores: (Belgium 2-1 Canada)

  • 1st Half: 1-0
  • 2nd Half: 1-1

Belgium vs Canada: Betting Odds (FT)

Handicap (Spread): 1.5 points (Canada +1.5)
Over/Under: 2.5 (Over)
Prediction: Belgium 2-1 Canada

Money Line:

  • Belgium have -200 odds to pick up the win, while Canada are listed at +525 to claim victory.
  • The draw between Belgium and Canada has been listed at +330 odds.

Handicap (Spread):

  • Belgium scored a total of 25 goals in 8 matches at the UEFA World Cup qualifiers while Canada scored 23 goals in 14 CONCACAF qualifying matches.
  • From their opponents, Belgium conceded six goals in the qualifiers while Canada managed a difference of 16 goals more.
  • Canada (+1.5) are placed on -185 odds while Belgium (-1.5) have +130 odds.

Over/Under:

  • The full-time score has been set to 2.5 goals. Over -140, Under +100.

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