World Cup 2018

See the predicted England side to face Belgium

 • by Danny Lee
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England face Belgium in a top-of-the-table clash in Group G on Thursday knowing the winner will take top spot.

Plenty has been said about the merits of finishing first or second but Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate has given no indication he will send his side out to do anything other than win.

In the event of a draw it would come down to the fair play ruling as both teams are tied on goals scored and goal difference. Harry Kane will want to continue his good run of form, scoring five goals in his first two World Cup appearances and if he keeps that up England will march on as winners.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the England side it believes will start the game.

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