UEFA Nations League England vs Belgium Preview

The Red Devils are ready to build on their victory from their past matches as they look forward to locking horns with The Three Lions on Sunday, 11th October 2020 for round 3 in the UEFA Nations League. England has also confirmed the match with their opponent and is ready to welcome them to Wembley Stadium by 17:00 GMT.

Belgium, who has been trending in their past matches with a massive victory against Denmark and Iceland playing 1-0 and 5-1 respectively against the two nations.

England also has been performing well as they defeated Iceland and moved-on in the league to tackle Denmark; a game that ended as a stalemate with no goals recorded in the match. In the match, England possessed their opponent with 55% and had 6 shots on goals from which two of them were on target. Denmark on the other hand had 11 shots on goals with 2 on target.

According to the head-to-head statistics between two teams since May 1921 when the two teams clashed in an international friendly match, to date, we can see that England has defeated Belgium in 15 matches, played 4 matches which ended as a stalemate, and lost four matches to The Red Devils. It is noted that Belgium performed very well in the past FIFA World Cup as they defeated The Three Lion in their two meetings playing 1 without reply, and 2 without reply in the two matches.

Looking at it from the angle of the form of the two teams, we can also see that The Red Devils has won all their 6 matches without draw and loss while The Three Lions has won 4 matches with one draw and one loss in their last six matches.

England has been doing well since the beginning of the UEFA Nations League, but only have strong middle fields and defenders as pressure are only on their best forward, Harry Kane to net-in goals. Despite Gareth Southgate’s solid back, it would be very difficult for them to stop Roberto Martínez’s men from scoring.

There should be a slight change in England’s XI to confront Belgium as Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden will be not playing. Gareth has called up some players for their next match, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Harvey Barnes, and Bukayo Saka.

As Belgium looks forward to stepping up their games with the task ahead, Roberto Martínez is likely to maintain his attacking strategy against The Three Lions as their line-up is loaded with dangerous players like Batshuayi and Mertens. Despite the low probability of Eden Hazard playing for his national team, Belgium is still loaded with men to do the job.

Match Prediction

Following the statistics of the two teams, Even though, it’s going to be a tough match, we think Belgium is able to defeat their opponent at home, playing 2 against 1. We predict a match odd of 2.71 for England to win, 2.55 for Belgium to win, and 3.34 for the game to end as a stalemate.

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