Belgium should make short work of Estonia in Sunday night's World Cup qualifier.
Belgium v Estonia – Sunday 19.45, Sky Sports 1
Belgium came into Euro 2016 touted as potential winners, but Marc Wilmots failed to get the best out of an astonishingly talented squad and they looked ordinary in defeats to spirited Italian and Welsh sides. Since then they have dominated all three of their World Cup qualifiers to go top of Group H. Belgium were far from convincing against the Netherlands on Wednesday night, however, and fans will want a more dominant performance from Roberto Martinez’s side against weaker opposition on Sunday.
Estonia have won just one of their last eight competitive fixtures, and have conceded 14 goals in their last three matches on the road. As such, they will be braced for a tough trip to Brussels, and will be low on confidence after recording only one win from their first three group games. The Belgium side they face will be much higher in quality than the Greece and Bosnia-Herzegovina line-ups they have lost to so far, so Martin Reim’s side will see this as the toughest fixture of their campaign.
It is hard to see how an Estonia side low on form and confidence will break through Belgium’s back-line, so we’re looking at the goals and handicaps markets in what should be a routine home victory. An offer of 1.5 on a Belgium win to nil looks a banker for any accumulators this weekend, but for our best bet we’re backing Belgium to cover the -3 handicap. The Belgians have won by at least three in each of their group games to date, and they will be buoyed by the probable return of Lukaku and Hazard to the starting line-up.