Cyprus vs Belgium by Marlo
Pick based on Asian handicap. Not familiar with handicaps? Read our Asian handicap betting guide
As such, I would forgive anyone for avoiding short prices or backing teams to cover large handicaps.
In writing this pick, those very thoughts had to be considered.
Despite the improvement of Cyprus, I have to favour Belgium here.
Firstly, in terms of quality, it is a significant mismatch. Belgium has scored a group leading 16 goals and in Hazard and De Bruyne posses two of the hottest midfield commodities in Europe. But it doesn't end there, you have Fellaini, Lukaku, Benteke to bolster experience and offensive potential.
Vincent Kompany is a leader and it is just class above in all aspects of the pitch.
They fell behind last time out and they way in which they responded has convinced me to back them here. They were up at the half and won in the end by two goals against Bosnia. Cyprus did beat Bosnia but I won't read too much into that here.
Belgium has enough quality to do the job and has an excellent record against the hosts.
Take the -1 AH as this gives you security against a win by the slimmest of margins.
|Belgium -1 AH||Pinnacle||1.53||10||0-1 PUSH (Stake return)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.