Gibraltar v Belgium
European Qualifiers – 2018 World Cup
Date: Monday, 10th October 2016
Venue: Estádio Algarve, Portugal.
Ranked second in the FIFA world rankings, Belgium take on Gibraltar at Estadio Algarve tonight in a bid to continue their excellent form in the World Cup qualifying campaign.
Belgium are currently unbeaten in the campaign, with 2 win from 2 games. They are currently on the top spot of the group H table, same point with grace in the second spot. Belgium defeated Bosnia 4-0 in their second group game, with Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Toby Alderweireld all on scoresheet. They are now aiming for a 3rd consecutive win to maintain their top spot in the group table.
Gibraltar needs a miracle on “home” soil to be able to withstand the in-form Belgium side, having been on poor form recently. Gibraltar have lost their first two games so far in the competition, losing to Greece and Estonia. They are currently 6th in the Group H table with 0 points and -7 goal difference as they have scored once and conceded 8 times.
Given the quality of Belgium, it is little surprise to see that they are 1/100 to win tonight in Faro. Anything other than a Belgian win would be a monumental shock, with the draw currently 40/1 and a Gibraltar win a massive 80/1.
Gibraltar’s worst “home” defeats in the Euro 2016 Qualifying group saw them lose 7-0 and it is 13/2 for that scoreline to repeat itself tonight.