USA v. Belgium (06/30/14)

By John Ewing
World Cup soccer – United States vs. Belgium – odds and prop bets. Odds courtesy of Bovada.lv.



Team USA advanced to the knockout stage, the first time U.S. soccer has made it to the Round of 16 in consecutive World Cups.

The United States squares off against Belgium in the elimination round Tuesday at 4 pm ET in Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador.

Belgium reached the second round by winning each match in Group H. The USA will face a formidable opponent as the Red Devils have only allowed one goal in three World Cup games.

With the quarterfinals on the line, Belgium is the favorite (-210) to advance. The United States are +170 underdogs. To feel comfortable placing a wager on the US, you would need to be 37% confident that Clint Dempsey and company will win.

Perhaps history will repeat. The USA hasn't played Belgium in the World Cup since the first tournament in 1930; a match the Stars and Stripes won 3-0.

Additional World Cup Prop Bets

Which two teams will be in the Finals?
  • Most likely Finals matchup – Brazil/Argentina: 4/1
  • Most likely USA Finals matchup – Brazil/USA: 50/1
  • Four of the five worst finals matchup odds involve the USA vs. another team
Odds to reach the Final
  • USA: 20/1
  • Belgium: 13/2
Stage of Elimination for USA
  • 2nd Round: 5/11
  • Quarter Finals: 13/5
  • Semi Finals: 14/1
  • Runners Up: 33/1
  • Winners: 50/1