2014 Football World Cup. Belgium vs USA. Preview & Free Tips. 01/07/2014.

World Cup 2014 Tips

Belgium meet USA today at the 2014 World Cup, at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador.

Form

The two sides have met five times before, with Belgium securing 4 wins and the USA 1.

Belgium went through the opening round undefeated, with a 2-1 win over Algeria in the first match, and 1-0 wins over Russia and South Korea in the second and third rounds.

USA defeated Ghana 2-1 in their first match, before drawing 2-2 with Portugal in the second round, and going down 1-0 to Germany in their 3rd game.

Injuries & Suspensions

Belgium will be without midfielder Steven Defour after he received a one match ban for a challenge during the game against South Korea. There is also concern over Vincent Kompany who missed training with a groin injury. USA’s Jozy Altidore has been cleared to play after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury.

Prediction & Tip

Belgium went through the first 3 rounds undefeated, but have not quite lived up to pre-tournament expectations, which saw money people tip them as a powerful dark horse. The USA have been quite competitive, winning their first game before drawing with Portugal, and only going down to Germany via a late goal. Can Belgium rise above a resurgent USA? Perhaps, but it might be after the first 90 minutes, after which anything can happen. Ladbrokes are offering 12/5 for the draw after 90 minutes which we think is worth a look.

Belgium draw USA