BRAZIL v BELGIUM
Live on BBC 1. Friday July 6, kick-off 7pm
THERE'S some display of talent through the collective line-ups of both sides here and this quarter final tie could well sparkle.
Brazil have seemingly grown a touch stronger in each of their games and with the likes of Neymar and Coutinho in their ranks, they're never going to be too far away from some magic to light up the travelling fans.
Where Brazil have been an organised unit, Belgium have surprisingly been a touch more gung-ho and, despite their obvious quality, I have to say they've not been too impressive. Yet.
The mercurial De Bruyne was totally thwarted by an impressive Japanese outfit and he's going to have to play a much bigger part in supplying those clinical balls through to feed Hazard and Lukaku if the Belgians are to make their mark.
Tough one to call this but every chance that both sides find the back of the net and if my old friend Fellaini has won himself a start then I'll be all over him to pick up a card!
I've a sneaking feeling that Belgium may just find a way of edging out the South Americans and that would certainly follow the trend of a European side knocking out the Samba beat boys in the last 3 World Cups … food for thought.
- Hazard (17-2, Unibet)
- Belgium win on penalties (12-1, Skybet)
- Both teams to score
- Fellaini to be carded
- Belgium win on penalties
- (50-1, bet365)