Belgium and England's dreams of World Cup glory were dashed in the semifinals, but they'll meet in the third-place match on Saturday at 10 a.m. ET. Sportsbooks list Belgium at +130 on the money line, England is going off at +200, while a draw in regulation is +250. On a two-way play (winner including extra time,) Belgium is -135 and England is +115. The Over-Under for total goals scored is 3.
Before placing any bet, you need to see who European football expert David Sumpter is picking. Sumpter is an applied mathematician and author of "Soccermatics," a book that explains how math works inside the sport. Along with other experienced analysts, Sumpter developed the powerful Soccerbot model.
Soccerbot reads current odds and all team performance data, calculates key metrics and predicts upcoming matches. In nearly three seasons since its inception, Soccerbot is up an incredible 1,800 percent on bookmakers' closing odds.
The model is crushing the World Cup knockout stage. It strongly recommending Croatia as an underdog at +135 against England in the semifinals. The result: Croatia stamped its ticket to the Russia 2018 final with a thrilling 2-1 victory.
It also correctly predicted draws in regulation for Spain-Russia (+280), Croatia-Denmark (+225) and England-Colombia (+215) and was all over France beating Uruguay in regulation to reach the semifinals, not to mention Brazil and Belgium cruising in their Round of 16 matchups, just to name a few of its big calls. Anyone who has followed it is way, way up.
We can tell you the model is leaning Under for England-Belgium, but its MUCH stronger play is on the money line.
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