Image for Greg Lea Greg Lea - October 14, 2022

France vs Belgium Women's Euro 2022: Expect France to Register Another Handsome Victory

  • France produced a stunning display to eviscerate Italy 5-1 on Sunday
  • Belgium failed to win their first match and will struggle to triumph here
  • Expect France to register another handsome victory in Group D

France vs Belgium Odds

The odds for France vs Belgium are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

France Total Goals Odds
Over 2.5 +100
BET HERE
Under 2.5 -150
BET HERE

France vs Belgium Pick

Les Bleues were in sensational form in their opening encounter and Belgium will struggle to contain their talented attack.

Back France to score over 2.5 goals (+100)

Be sure to have a read of our guide on how to bet on soccer if you would like to learn some key definitions and hone your betting strategy!

Play Fantasy Sports Here!

Hot

Logo #1

SI Sportsbook

9/10

Bet $20 Win $200

21+ CO, VA, MI Only | Terms and conditions apply

France Vs Belgium 2022 07 14 Grace Geyoro

France vs Belgium Predictions

France Deliver Statement of Intent in Their Opening Match

Maybe togetherness is overrated. No one doubted the talent within this France squad going into the Women’s Euro 2022, but there was a big question mark over the spirit within the camp. Corinne Diacre, the manager, is a divisive figure who has fallen out with several of her players over the years. Some members of the current France squad are said to dislike their boss, who left behind Amandine Henry and Eugenie Le Sommer on account of personal differences between the pair.

An opening game against Italy was therefore billed in some quarters as a potential banana skin. Sure, the Azzurre cannot compete with France in terms of ability, but organization, discipline and camaraderie is a recipe for inferior teams to frustrate superior ones that have problems within the camp. Italy were not widely expected to win, but it was anticipated they would make life difficult for their more illustrious opponents.

It did not turn out like that. France were magnificent on Sunday. They blew Italy away, winning 5-1 and delivering an emphatic response to their doubters. International tournaments take on a life of their own and the well-publicized issues within the French setup could ultimately prove a barrier to victory. There was no sign of that being the case against Italy, though, and les Bleues will aim to continue in the same vein when they return to the New York Stadium later this week.

Diacre, quite sensibly, warned her charges not to get carried away after their thrashing of the Italians, but even she seemed to get a little overexcited by suggesting France had five more games to play this summer (that will be the case only if they reach the final).

We are staying focused, we have our heads down and it’s only the first game, we have five others,  she said. We want to be vigilant.

Belgium May Adopt Stance of Damage Limitation on Thursday

Belgium drew 1-1 with Iceland on matchday one, a result which neither team will be too pleased with. These two sides are probably the weaker pair in Group D, so their chances of a surprise quarter-final appearance would have been boosted by a victory in their opening game. Belgium did at least fight back from a goal down, with Justine Vanhaevermaet leveling the scores from the penalty spot midway through the second half.

Ives Serneels now has the unenviable task of preparing his team to try and halt the France juggernaut. Belgium will probably adopt an approach of damage limitation from the first whistle. They will look to slow the game down and frustrate France, who could get desperate if the game stays at 0-0 for too long. That might present an opportunity for Belgium to hit les Bleues on the counter-attack.

For Serneels’ side to cause an upset in Rotherham, everything would have to go their way. It is hard to see that happening, but goal difference could yet be a factor in determining who goes through to the knockout phase. Belgium therefore have an incentive to keep the score down, even if they are unlikely to avoid defeat by France.

France Can Match the Italy Performance in Their Second Game

France came flying out of the traps against Italy, with all five of their goals coming before half-time. Diacre will encourage her team to make a similarly fast start here, and it is doubtful that Belgium would be able to resist if France hit top form again. The fact that Grace Geyoro, a midfielder, was the woman who notched a hat-trick last time out is yet more evidence of the depth of attacking talent France have at their disposal.

A win here for les Bleues would see them through to the knockout phase with a game to spare. It could also in effect guarantee top spot depending on the result of Italy vs Iceland, which takes place a few hours before this match. Wrapping up first place at this stage would be a boost to Diacre, who would then be able to rest some key players on matchday three ahead of a quarter-final potentially against Sweden or the Netherlands.

It is hard to see how Belgium will be able to keep France out in this one. Even if they are able to hold out for much longer than Italy did, the superior quality of their opponents will surely tell before the 90 minutes are up. Given the strength of their display on Sunday, over 2.5 goals for France looks like a steal at +100.

Play Fantasy Sports Here!

Hot

Logo #1

WynnBet

8.8/10

Bet $100 get a $100 FREE BET

21+ | T&Cs apply

Hot

Logo #2

BetRivers

9/10

$500 Free Bet

21+ | VA only | Gambling problem? Call 1-800-532-3500

How to Watch France vs Belgium

France vs Belgium Information
Teams France vs Belgium
Location New York Stadium, Rotherham, England
Time Thursday, 14 July 2022, 3.00PM EST
How to watch ESPN+

Latest INTERNATIONAL-SOCCER Articles

View More
La Liga Top Scorer Prediction, Best Bets, Odds 2022/23

INTERNATIONAL SOCCER

La Liga Top Scorer Prediction, Best Bets, Odds 2022/23

INTERNATIONAL SOCCER | 11 November - 05:27 | Greg Lea

EFL Cup Winner Predictions, Betting Odds, Picks 2022/23

INTERNATIONAL SOCCER

EFL Cup Winner Predictions, Betting Odds, Picks 2022/23

INTERNATIONAL SOCCER | 11 November - 04:19 | Greg Lea

Image for Greg Lea

AUTHOR

Greg Lea

571 Articles

Greg Lea is a freelance soccer journalist from London. He is the former editor of The Set Pieces, and has contributed to the Guardian, FourFourTwo, and ESPN. A Crystal Palace fan, he is a long-time subscriber to the belief that it's the taking part that counts. Email: [email protected]

More info on Greg Lea
We've been featured on:
espn logo
reuters logo
cbs-news logo
forbes logo
entrepreneur logo
We only list licensed sportsbooks
18-plus
800 gambler black logo dmca logo gig media power affiliate ranking gig media igb best casino affiliate winner

© Rebel Penguin ApS 2022 (a subsidiary of Gaming Innovation Group Inc.)

We support responsible gambling. If you feel like you're losing control over your gambling experience, call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ, PA, WV), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), 1-800-522-4700 (NV), 1-800-522-4700 (CO, TN), 1-855-2CALLGA (IL), 1-800-270-7117 (MI).

WSN.com is registered with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) under affiliate vendor ID 89744, with the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) under certificate of registration number SWR-000148, approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board as a gaming service provider, under certificate registration number 117656-1, possesses a Vendor Minor sports betting license from the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission (account number 94414163), granted a vendor registration number VR007603-20-001 by the Michigan Gaming Control Board, an interim Sports Wagering Supplier license, under license number SWS 066, issued by the West Virginia Lottery Commission, a sports betting vendor registration, under registration number #100400, issued by the Director of Gaming Licensing and Investigations of the Virginia Lottery to operate in the State of Virginia, and a Vendor Registration issued by the Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation.

Advertising disclosure: WSN contains links to online retailers on its website. When people click on our affiliate links and make purchases, WSN earns a commission from our partners, including ESPN and various sportsbooks.