England vs Belgium prediction and betting : The football season is back to its glory with all the leagues completing three weeks of action until now with the UEFA Champions League draw occurring just a few days ago. In the midst of all this is the UEFA Nations League where the European nations battle it out for the final glory.
The 3rd week of the Nations League is scheduled for this weekend which is filled with matches. England is taking on Belgium in League A Group 2 match so as to grab the spot from the opponents while Belgium have looked the most impressive so far.
There is little to differentiate between the sides and it is 100% sure that the match will go down the wire with no team conceding much. On the whole, it will be a treat to watch for the fans over the weekend.
England vs Belgium Prediction and Betting Summary
England vs Belgium prediction and betting : Recent Form
England did have a decent finish to the 2018 Nations League but they had to settle for the 3rd place after topping group 4 with 2 wins. It is important for them to replicate this performance and go one higher to get hold of the trophy.
In the last 6 games, England have managed 4 wins and a draw with their last loss coming against Czech Republic last October. The team has scored 19 goals in the same period translating to 3.17 goals per game and would want to continue this trend in the coming matches.
Belgium finished 2nd in the Group 2 and failed to make it to the Nations League Finals when they played in 2018. They were still placed 5th overall but the Belgian team would want to go closer this time around.
Belgium are on a 13-match unbeaten streak currently with their last defeat coming in November 2018 against Switzerland in the same Nations League. As of now, they have won against Iceland and Denmark in their group that has enabled them to climb to the top of table.
England vs Belgium prediction and betting analysis: Head-to-head
Matches played: 3
The head-to-head suggests that the two teams haven’t played much against each other with Belgium leading with two wins to one. Surprisingly, England have managed to lose both of their last two meetings and would be itching to avenge the defeats on Sunday.
Their last meeting was in July 2018 where Belgium won 2-0 in the FIFA World Cup knockout game.
England vs Belgium prediction and betting analysis: Offensive and defensive stat
The home team is expected to field a 3-4-3 combination that helps them control the game flow even against the best sides. The visitors Belgium would also go in with a 3-4-3 formation that has got them success for so long.
The England forward is led by the Spurs striker Harry Kane who has been in hot form recently with 8 goals and 6 assists in 9 games. He also has a 72% pass success and has won an average of 1.7 aerials per game along with 4.2 shots created every match.
Jadon Sancho is excellent in dribbling, finishing and taking set pieces. He has currently scored 4 times along with an assist and 90.3% pass success. Raheem Sterling has always brought quality into the attack with key passes and finishing skills. Along with 4 goals and an assist, he has 2.6 shots on target, 1.6 key passes and 3.6 dribbles per game so far.
For Belgium, Michy Batshuayi has been an X-factor to the team who scored twice in their previous game. He also created 6 shots on target, 1 key pass and 2 dribbles per game in the recent past.
Jeremy Doku is someone who creates ample number of opportunities and has assisted on 4 occasions along with 4 goals in 11 outings. He also enjoys 86% pass success, 1.4 key passes and 3.2 dribbles per match that has made him an important component.
Dries Mertens of Napoli also has a key role to score in the upcoming match who has had an excellent start with 4 goals and 3 assists in just 4 appearances.
Eden Hazard has been out due to injury and did not play in first two matches.
The trio of Denayer, Vertonghen and Alderweireld will have to play out of their skin to maintain a clean sheet in the upcoming game.
Jason Denayer is a quality defender who have 95.6% pass completion and is exceptional in aerial duels. He has 1 tackle, 1 interception and most importantly 2.5 clears per game that has made it tough for the opposition to attack.
Vertonghen is an exceptional passer with 88.7% success rate with 1.5 tackles, 1 clear and 0.3 blocks per game so far. Despite him being weak in crosses, he will have to make sure he counter-attacks well so that they don’t concede.
The England has a formidable defense with Joe Gomez leading the backline. Gomez is an incredible passer and is an indirect set-piece threat who has 89.4% pass success along with 1 interception, 3.2 clears and 0.4 tackle per game.
Coady will play as the center back who is good in tackling and interceptions. He enjoys 85.5% pass completion and has 1.4 tackles, 0.8 interceptions along with 2.6 clears.
Eric Dier will play as the right back and is someone who controls the pace of the game with exceptional dribbles and passes. He has so far averaged 3.7 aerial duels won and has 89.7% pass rate with 4.2 clears in every game. On the whole, it still feels that it is tough to pick a winner between the two.
England vs Belgium prediction and betting Tips
The match between England and Belgium is scheduled between England and Belgium is held on 11th in the Wembley Stadium at 5pm local time. The betting platform and the experts have predicted a very tight game between the teams with very little to separate. They are also divided between picking the winners and in fact expecting a draw game in England.
Footballpredictions.com predicts the match to end in a draw. The platform predicts both the sides to score and the end result to be 2-2 goals.
FcTables predicts the match to be a close one. As per them, Belgium has 37% chances of winning the match while England has 35% chances of winning.