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Belgium was a huge favorite to defeat Tunisia at the Otkrytiye Arena in Moscow on Saturday, June 23, and they delivered the big 5-2 victory that secured their place in the Round of 16. The Red Devils covered the -1.5 spread, while the game went well over 2.5 goals. Roberto Martinez’s side is now at the top of the group with six points and they already booked their place in the knockout phase, but will likely decide on the champions of the group in the next tilt with England.
Belgium entered this clash quite furiously and after only six minutes they got to a 1-0 lead through Eden Hazard from the penalty spot, while just ten minutes later, Romelu Lukaku doubled the lead with a cool finish to record his third goal at the tournament. Tunisia quickly responded with a goal on the other end as Dylan Bronn’s header ended behind Thibaut Courtois’ back, which was a great moment for all of those who backed BTTS at +125 and over 2.5 goals at -125. However, when everybody thought the halftime will end 2-1 for the Red Devils, Lukaku scored another goal in the injury time and tied with Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the goalscoring list with four goals in total.
At that point, it was evident that Belgium will record the second win at the World Cup, but it was also obvious that the clash will produce a few more goals. Six minutes into the second half, Eden Hazard scored his second of the game to make it 4-1, and we waited for almost 40 minutes for the next goal. The substitute Michy Batshuayi had several golden chances to beat Farouk Ben Mustapha, and he finally managed to score in the 90th minute, while the Tunisian captain Wahbi Khazri found the back of the net in the 93rd minute to put an end to a great spectacle in Moscow. Belgium covered the -1.5 spread at +120, while this was the first game at the World Cup that produced seven goals, so in case you backed over 6.5 goals at +2500, congrats on making a little fortune.
The odds on Belgium to win the World Cup can be found at +700, which means that they are considered as one of the favorites to lift the trophy, while the Red Devils are -277 to reach the quarter-finals. On the other hand, Tunisia is now +500000 to win the World Cup, while the Eagles of Carthage are +25000 to go to the quarter-finals.