On Saturday, England welcomes Belgium during the shock of this day of the League of Nations. Both teams will want to win to gain the upper hand in this group.
England vs Belgium Soccer Betting Prediction
Semi-finalist of the last World Cup before losing the small final against … Belgium, England proved that they were once again part of the top of world football after many disillusions during the late 2000s and the years 2010. Since this beautiful Russian course, the Three Lions have dominated their Nations League group by taking 7 points out of 12 against Spain and Croatia. Subsequently, they showed authority to take the lead in qualifying group A for Euro 2020 by winning 7 of their 8 matches in this group which included the Czech Republic, Kosovo, Bulgaria and Montenegro and by finishing 2nd best attack of all these qualifications with 37 goals in 8 games. In confidence, Her Majesty’s subjects went to Iceland last month to open the Nations League before being held in check by Denmark. This week, they face their Welsh neighbours in a friendly.
Opposite, Belgium is clearly a scarecrow on the world stage. 3rd in the World Cup in 2018, she leads the Fifa rankings and impressed during the qualifying campaign for the Euro by winning all of her 10 matches played against Russia, Scotland, Cyprus, Kazakhstan and San Marino with 4 goals scored per game on average. Without mercy, the Red Devils continued their momentum in the League of Nations by going to speak their power in Denmark (0-2) before winning with a crash at home against Iceland (5-1). Thursday, they receive Côte d’Ivoire in a friendly.
Staff for England vs Belgium
Excluded from the selection at the last rally for having violated the anti-Covid protocol, the young Phoden (Manchester City) and Greenwood (Manchester United) were not summoned. In addition, the detonator Sterling (Manchester City, 13 goals in selection) is injured as are Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), Barkley (Aston Villa) and Delph (Everton). Otherwise, defensive executives like Walker (Manchester City), Dier (Tottenham), Maguire (Manchester United) and Alexander Arnold (Liverpool), the excellent midfielder Henderson (Liverpool) and forwards Rashford (Manchester United), Abraham (Chelsea) , Rashford (Dortmund) are there. With 32 goals scored in 47 caps, Harry Kane (Tottenham) is logically the best offensive asset of this formation.
On the Belgian side, all the history of this selection are present except for Eden Hazard, again injured with Real Madrid at the start of the season, and his brother Thorgan, also affected. Courtois (Real Madrid) should take his place in the cages and have in front of him the very experienced Verthonghen (Benfica) and Alderweireld (Tottenham) and Lyonnais Denayer. In the corridors, we should find Meunier (Dortmund) and Castagne (Leicester) while in the middle, Witsel (Dortmund) and De Bruyne (Manchester City) could impose their law. Finally, offensively, the trio could be made up of Mertens (Naples), Lukaku (Inter), author of 52 goals in the national jersey, and the neo-Rennais Doku, holder and scorer in the last match.
The compositions for England vs Belgium
The probable composition of England:
Pickford – Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Dier, Trippier – Henderson, Winks, Mount – Sancho, Kane, Rashford.
Absent: Phoden, Greenwood (not summoned), Steerling, Oxlade Chamberlain, Barkley, Delph (injured).
Uncertain: To come.
The planned tactical disposition (4-3-3):
Alexander-Arnold – Gomez – Dier – Trippier
Henderson – Winks – Mount
Sancho – Kane – Rashford
The probable composition of Belgium:
Courtois – Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Denayer – Meunier, De Bruyne, Witsel, Castagne – Mertens, Lukaku, Doku
Absent: Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard (injured).
Not sure: None.
The planned tactical disposition (3-4-3):
Vertonghen – Alderweireld – Denayer
Meunier – De Bruyne – Witsel – Castagne
Mertens – Lukaku – Doku
The history of the confrontations England vs Belgium
During the 2010s, the two selections only crossed 3 times. If England won in a friendly in 2012 (1-0), the Belgians won in two confrontations at the World Cup, in the first round (0-1) and in the small final (2-0).
The meeting will take place in front of a limited number of spectators
Key points for the match England vs Belgium
– Belgium have been impressive in their last outings.
– England are deprived of several important players.
– England have a very inexperienced midfielder.
– Belgium scored 4 goals per game on average during the Euro qualifying campaign.
– Belgium remains on 12 successes in a row.
England vs Belgium Soccer Betting Predictions
No doubt stronger than England, Belgium could come and win at Wembley with authority. Victory Belgium!
Betting Prediction: Over 2.5 goals