Here is our exclusive Belgium vs England match preview. Both of these 2 teams know their UEFA EURO 2020 opponents in the group stage, Belgium would look forward to retaliating their loss against England in the reverse fixture at Wembley where the Belgians lost 2-1, as they take on England at the King Power Stadium in Leuven on Sunday night. One of these two teams were the favourites to play semifinals from this group and it seems it’s going in that direction pretty much.
With 9 points, the Belgians are on top of the group, and with 7 points, England is at 3rd position due to Denmark’s better goal difference, who also have achieved 7 points so far, and are at the 2nd position. Now, with 2 games in hand each, all these 3 teams would want to get the whole of the possible 6 points, and it’s Belgium who might just run away from the group as toppers, if they win this match, however, their task might not be that much easy, because their other remaining match is against Denmark. So, to be precise, GROUP 2 action and drama might be dragged to the final matchday, but the beginning of the climax is this very match.
Belgium vs England Match Preview: Team News
The FIFA ranked number 1 team (Belgium) and number 4 team ( England) go head to head, which promises us a mouth-watering clash in League A. Both the managers are currently facing a crisis due to several valuable players missing from both the squads.
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez would be missing the service of the Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard, and the likes of Yannick Carrasco, Timothy Castagne. Following the victory over Switzerland in a friendly, where we fielded a relatively inexperienced side, he might not do so in this vital match. With the likes of talismans like Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, and Thibaut Courtois all available, they are likely to start.
On the other hand, injuries and suspension have made Gareth Southgate frown. With the Liverpool defensive duo Joe Gomez and Alexander Arnold both out due to injury, and Reece James and Harry Maguire‘s red cards against Denmark ruling them out too, Southgate might have to think without them. Even in the forward line, he will miss the services of Marcus Rashford and Danny Ings, who are out with injuries. This being a very vital fixture, he should field the best squad out of the men available.
- Belgium Vs England
- King Power Stadium, Leuven (Sunday 7:45 PM BST / Monday 1:15 AM IST)
- Officials – Danny Makkelie(NED)
- Asst.- Mario Diks, Hessel Streegstra
- VAR- Allard Lindhout
Belgium vs England Match Preview: Predicted Squads
Belgium – Courtois ; Denayer , Alderweireld, Vertonghen ; T.Hazard ,Tielemans, Witsel, Meunier ; De Bruyne , Mertens, Lukaku.
England – Pickford; Walker,Coady, Dier ; Chilwell, Henderson, Rice, Trippier; Sterling , Kane , Sancho
Head to Head stats:
The two teams have met each other for 24 times previously, of which, the Three Lions have won a commanding 16 times, to The Red Devils’ 3, while the other 5 matches ended as a draw.
Belgium – W D L W W
England – D W W L W
Without any doubts, this ought to be a very important and mouthwatering class, Belgium might just win by 2-1, due to the depth of their squad.
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