2022 World Cup Preview: Canada Vs. Belgium Soccer Odds, Analysis

Written By Dan Tracey on November 15, 2022
Canada Belgium Odds

Canada and Belgium kick off their World Cup schedule on Wednesday, November 23 from Qatar. The match begins at 2:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on FOX and Telemundo. Below, find Canada odds vs. Belgium and a match preview for this Group F opening-round tilt.

We also have odds to win the World Cup and betting information, including the best World Cup game odds available at legal sportsbooks and previews for every country’s first match.

Canada Odds Vs. Belgium: World Cup Group F

  • This Canada odds table has three choices under moneyline. One for each team to win, and one for the match to end in a draw. In three-way moneyline soccer betting markets, it is not a push if a World Cup match ends in a draw. It is a loss unless you bet on the draw odds.

Match Analysis

Although Canada will be delighted with reaching the World Cup finals for the first time since 1986, they have certainly been given a tough hand in Group F. One that sees them paired with previous finalists Croatia and Belgium who also reached the semifinals in 2018.

A group draw that sees these three nations placed alongside Morocco and because of its composition, is one that is unlikely to guide Canada to the Round of 16. However, this upcoming trip to Qatar is not one that should be considered a waste of time. 

If anything, such exposure will be of huge benefit, and with the nation being handed a role in hosting the 2026 edition of the tournament in North America, this sortie to the Middle East is one that should offer some form of international reconnaissance.

With John Herdman’s squad being considered one that is largely rough around the edges, the ability to mix it with the best players in world soccer is something that will certainly set the likes of Jonathan David and Alphonso Davies in good stead.

Should they manage to uphold Canadian pride, these rough diamonds will soon become polished gems and who knows what fortunes may await them in 2026, when they have the luxury of performing on home soil.

That though is still down the road and first, they have to deal with the potential onslaught that Belgium may throw their way. Admittedly they are not the golden generation they once were, but manager Roberto Martinez can still call upon a considerable amount of talent.

Although this considerable amount of talent has recently shown the creaking of bones and with Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld still marshaling the Belgian backline, they may be susceptible to the odd mistake in Qatar.

However, even with the element of risk that is attached to either of the former Tottenham defenders, the pair are still world-class, and they have enough international nous to keep the opposition at bay. 

Whether that nous will take them all the way to the semi-finals, we have to wait and see. If they fail to do so, it would not be for a lack of aptitude. It will be more because the potential knockout draw is shaping up to be rather unkind.

Win Group F and Roberto Martinez’s men will be handed a Round of 16 clash with either Germany or Spain. Finish runner-up and they will face whichever European powerhouse and former World Cup winner tops Group E.

Whatever the combination, the end result will almost surely be the same – a Belgian exit at the Round of 16. Then again, it will still be one step further than that of their Canadian counterparts and although Herdman’s men will be keen to impress, such impressions may have to wait.

With the third place being offered as scraps in Group F, their true time to shine will be against Morocco, and with the Atlas Lions recently changing their manager in the build-up to the tournament finals, it is fair to say that they are in a state of flux.

Flux that a nation that is only making its second finals appearance will be keen to profit from and when it comes to profits with the sportsbooks, there is something that you should consider before November 23.

With the difference in global rankings, Belgium will be looking for a routine win to get them off the mark. Nothing more, nothing less, and they do not come as routine as a 2-0 win. A score that is currently at +600.

Although David and Cyle Larin had plenty of joy in the qualification phase, this fixture is undoubtedly a step up in difficulty. A step up that should not see Belgium’s goal breached at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium.

While for those who want to use that same logic of a routine win, there is a different route to go down instead. You can back Belgium to win both halves and there to be a total of under 2.5 goals – a combination that comes in at +475.

This fixture will certainly be a litmus test of where the Canadian national team is currently at and if they lose, it will of no real surprise. However, it can also be considered as a free hit of sorts and when that is the case, the odd shock can also be lurking around the corner. 

Best of luck betting on Canada odds in the World Cup.

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