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Belgium v Hungary Betting Preview

BBC1 Sunday 26th June / 8pm

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Balazs Dzsudzsak (ew)First Goalscorer14/1Bet365
Romelu LukakuFirst Goalscorer9/2Betfair
Thomas VermaelenAnytime Goalscorer16/1Coral
After the 34th minuteTime Of First GoalEvensPaddy Power

The bookies make Belgium very strong favourites to win this game in 90 minutes, at best odds of 3/4 with Bet365, who offer Hungary at 11/2 and the draw at 23/10.

Having lost 2-0 to Italy, Belgium sprang to life when beating Ireland 3-0, but were less impressive in their 1-0 win against Sweden in the last Group E game.

But you can understand why the Belgian ‘golden generation’, who are no. 2 in the FIFA World Rankings, are odds-on to win the game against a nation ranked no.20.

Indeed, the Euro 2016 draw has opened up for the Belgians, with Wales awaiting the winner of this match in the Quarter’s, and a Semi against Portugal or Poland.

Marc Wilmots’ side are currently available at a tempting 13/2 with Sky Bet to win the European Championships, having started the tournament at 11/1.

But Hungary have played well so far – a 3-3 draw against Portugal saw them top their group following a 2-0 win against Austria and then a 1-1 draw with Iceland.

Balazs Dzsudzsak scored twice against Portugal to make it three in France and he must be backed each-way to score first at a huge looking 14/1 with Bet365.

However, the main bet in this market should be on Romelu Lukaku, who has two goals at the Euro’s so far, to add to three in just five games during qualification.

The Everton striker, linked with a move to Arsenal, can be backed at a stand-out price of 9/2 with Betfair to score the first goal in Toulouse (just 3/1 elsewhere).

Thomas Vermaelen scored against Hungary in a 3-0 win for Belgium back in Nov 2009, and the Barcelona central defender is 16/1 with Coral to score at any time.

We do feel though that this game could, like so many before it, be slow to ignite and suggest betting on the first goal to be scored after the 34th minute at evens.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Balazs Dzsudzsak (ew)First Goalscorer14/1Bet365
Romelu LukakuFirst Goalscorer9/2Betfair
Thomas VermaelenAnytime Goalscorer16/1Coral
After the 34th minuteTime Of First GoalEvensPaddy Power