Belgium vs Panama
group G in Sochi
Roberto Martinez and his 23 red devils are coming and coming strong. Belgium have a dominant squad and you can see that by their road to Russia; winning 9 and drawing one. Players such like Romeo Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and their impressive goalkeeper Thibaut Courtious are to be kept an eye on, although Nainggolan was left off, which caught people off gaurd but Adan Janzjui got his national call up this year. Coming out in a possible 3-4-2-1, Martinez has Thomas Meunier and Yannick Carrasco guarding the flanks while Dries Mertens and KDB pair up and cause trouble through the lines looking for Lukaku to capitalize.
Los Canaleros de Panama are led by Hernan Gomez. His enthusiastic squad are looking to create history in their first ever World Cup! Playing a defensive 5-4-1 Panama will play back and withhold Belgium' attack hoping to catch them off guard with a quick counter attack. As the oldest squad in the tournament, Gabriel Torres and Blas Perez are capable of creating an upset on the opening match.
Predictions BELGIUM 2-1 PANAMA