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