Gibraltar vs Belgium Predictions, Betting Tips and Preview
Fourteen competitive games down for Gibraltar and they look no more like being competitve. Despite being at home, it should be a very long evening against this dangerous Belgium side. Below are our predictions, betting tips and preview.
Game: Gibraltar vs Belgium
Venue: Estadio Do Algarve
Kick-off: Monday 10th October, 7.45pm
The worst set back Gibraltar have suffered as an International team (so far) is an 8-1 defeat. Poland are responsible for the two heaviest defeats they have suffered in fact, whilst Ireland toppled them 7-0. The 'best' they have managed was their recent 1-4 loss to Greece who didn't play well on the night.
You'd think Gibraltar would go the way of improving and in subtle little ways they are, but the quality just isn't there. They'll never be good enough to do anything at this level. I feel like Belgium are a talented, dynamic and ruthless enough team to inflict their worst beating yet.
Belgium have recorded a 3-0 win over Cyprus and ruthlessly took apart Bosnia at home, winning 4-0. Those teams have ten fold the quality of Gibraltar so if Belgium really want to goal difference here, then Gibraltar are there for the taking.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
Gibraltar are available to back at 90/1 at Paddy Power, which would be the single biggest upset in football history in a one off game. The draw can be backed at 30/1 at the same outlet. If you have a spare £1000, you can make a tenner. Belgium are 100/1 also with Paddy.
So this is a case of not if but when. Gibraltar tend to hold out for a period before falling apart. It took Portugal 29 minutes and Estonia 47 this week.
Greece were being held approaching half-time and even Ireland, Scotland, Germany and Latvia were shut out for 25 minutes or more.
Poland, the side responsible for their heaviest defeats, opened the scoring earlier and threatened throughout the game. I feel Belgium can do the same. Their last qualifying campaign saw them open the scoring earlier against Andorra and take their foot off the gas (slightly), but Gibraltar are so rag bag the gaps can't be ignored.
Romelu Lukaku burst in to form for Everton with a hat-trick recently and netted twice against Cyprus before firing in the third against Bosnia. His eyes should light up here, and with bookmakers offering us little on the handicap front, Back Romelu Lukaku to score a hat-trick at odds of 2/1 with Bet365 as our free betting tip.
Odds on a correct score are the only thing with a bit of a price behind them in this game it seems, but how long is a piece of string. Belgium could always take this game easy, or they could be pedal to the medal and set some records Let's assume Gibraltar can keep them out for the first 20 minutes. Back 6-0 as our correct score at 5/1 with Bet365.
Oddsmakers are giving absolutely nothing away on the goal scorer front, and we’ve already backed Lukaku to score a hat-trick, so we’ll neglect a single goal scorer pick on this occasion.
Free Betting Tip
Romelu Lukaku hat-trick – 3/1 with Bet365
Correct Score Prediction
Belgium 6-0 - 5/1 with Bet365