Wales ($6.00) have exceeded all expectation by making it to the quarter-finals and Chris Coleman and his men have done a marvelous job by getting this far. They topped Group B on six points, finishing ahead of England in the process and followed that up with a hard-fought victory over Northern Ireland in the round of 16.
They’ve been well lead by Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey, who’ve both been instrumental in Wales’ progress so far. Still, they face a far sterner challenge here in Belgium than anything they’ve faced so far.
After a 2 — 0 defeat to the Italians in their opening game, Belgium ($1.75) have grown into the competition and now look favourites to make the final from their favourable side of the draw. The took Ireland to pieces in a 3 — 0 win in the group stage, and their 4 — 0 route of Hungary in the round of 16 confirmed their credentials as a legitimate contender.
After a poor Premier League season by his standards at Chelsea, Eden Hazard looks to be back to his very best form, which is bad news for the Welsh. He’s not on his own though, Belgium have potent attacking weapons across the pitch – backed up by one of the best defences in the tournament. The result is one of the best balanced teams at Euro 2016 and the Red Devils will be confident of progressing to the semis.
Verdict: Belgium win
Confidence: Wales are always a threat with Gareth Bale in the side, but Belgium are running hot and should win this one comfortably.