Football Bet of the Day: Belgium set for a big finish

 | Tuesday 25th June 2024, 20:30pm

Tuesday 25th June 2024, 20:30pm

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It's the final day of group fixtures at Euro 2024 but that means we have four great matches to savour before the two-day break that precedes the start of the last-16 stage on Saturday.

Read on for my football bet of the day for Wednesday, June 26.

Football Bet of the Day - Wednesday, June 26

  • Belgium -1  @ 15/8

Football Odds

It's all to play for in Group E as all four teams have one win and one defeat on their record heading into the final fixtures. They both kick off at 17:00 with Ukraine tackling Belgium and Slovakia playing Romania.

Portugal have already wrapped up top spot in Group F but second place is still up for grabs and will likely go to the winner of the clash between Czech Republic and Turkey. That game kicks off at 20:00 alongside Georgia vs Portugal.

The four best third-placed finishers will also be confirmed after the final whistle of the late games, so there's plenty riding on the Wednesday showdowns.

Ukraine vs Belgium Odds

Belgium did not have the best of starts to their Euro 2024 campaign as they were upset 1-0 by Slovakia in their first game.

The Red Devils bounced back impressively to beat Romania 2-0 in their second match, though, and they might easily have more goals and points on the board at this stage as striker Romelu Lukaku had two goals ruled out by VAR against Slovakia and another effort chalked off by the replay officials against Romania.

Belgium appeared to be finding their rhythm in the second half of that match, though, having 20 shots with nine of them on target. If everything falls into place against Ukraine they should be capable of recording a comfortable success to give themselves a chance of topping the group.

Ukraine were overwhelmed in their opening 3-0 defeat by Romania and are facing an even tougher test on Wednesday against Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne and Youri Tielemans.

Like Belgium, they also fell behind to group underdogs Slovakia but they were able to rally for a 2-1 win in an even game that saw the Slovaks having 14 shots to Ukraine's 13.

Ukraine's weakness is in defence and after failing to keep a clean sheet so far and conceding four total goals against Romania and Slovakia, they could be in for a tough night against the attacking talent of the Red Devils.

Belgium were unbeaten in qualifying, scoring 22 goals and conceding only four. They beat Sweden and Estonia 3-0 and Estonia and Azerbaijan 5-0 in that group and backing them to win by more than one goal at odds of 15/8 is our bet of the day.

Another bet to consider is Czech Republic to beat Turkey. Like Belgium, the Czechs suffered an early setback when losing their opener in the last minute to Portugal and they were then held to a draw by Georgia despite dominating the match.

They still have the potential to prosper against the suspect Turkish defence and could secure a valuable victory at 8/5, but with the Czechs' top striker Patrik Schick ruled out, Belgium are the preferred pick.

Belgium-1 at 15-8

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