Belgium vs Japan
Belgium open their knockout account against Japan who are a surprise package in this World Cup.
Belgium had no real difficulty negotiating their group with easy wins over Panama and Tunisia. They also beat England 1-0 but that was a match between 2 heavily rotated squads. Still, i guess it shows Belgium reserves are better than England's.
They will bring back all of their big guns such as Lukaku, De Bruyne, Hazard, Mertens and the rest.
Japan were expected to finish bottom of their group after a poor showing pre-World Cup. They did well to finish in 2nd above Poland and Senegal but face a real test in one of the favourites for the tournament.
They will look to Kagawa and Okazaki most likely but Belgium's stars should shine brighter.
Belgium vs Japan prediction
|Belgium -1.25AH||Bet365||1.93||8||3-2 HALF LOST (-4 units)|