And we’re back with our second Nations League prediction weekend in what has already been the strangest of season. As we head into this international break, our team of Nations League tips & betting experts are focussing on the heavyweight tie between England and Belgium.
As always, our footballing experts have created our Nations League predictions today by analysing the facts, the figures, the stats and more. So, read on to find the best quality Nations League, tips, predictions & more right here @ BettingTips.net.
England’s international break last month was somewhat disappointing, serving up a narrow 1-0 win in Iceland followed by a drab 0-0 draw in Denmark. The break was also marred by the off field antics of youngsters Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood. Despite almost all of his players coming in off the back of a packed fixture list, things perhaps look a little brighter for Gareth Southgate ahead of this international break. For starters, they are at home for this Nations League fixture and have a warm up friendly against Wales midweek. Additionally, the in form Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been called up to bolster the squad.
Unlike their hosts and opponents, Belgium lived upto most Nations League predictions last time out. They followed up a comfortable 2-0 away win to Denmark with a 5-1 home thrashing of Iceland. Crystal Palace’s Michy Batshuayi bagged a brace in the Iceland game. Additionally, Napoli forward Dries Mertens has scored in each of his last 2 Nations League outings. A small blow to Roberto Martinez is that he’s likely to be without starman Eden Hazard. However, given his poor form last season and questions about his general fitness, this isn’t as as big a loss as it may once have been.
These sides last met twice in the 2018 World Cup, with Belgium doing the double over the Three Lions. They edged the important group game 1-0 thanks to a goal from Adnan Januzaj, and won the 3rd & 4th place playoff 2-0. As far as the grandeur of the occasion goes, this Sunday’s game will be more akin to the 3rd & 4th place playoff. Given current form, our Nations League predictions today suggest the trend of Belgian victories will continue. What further aids the Belgians, is that a number of their squad players ply their trade in the Premier League, so they know the majority of their opponents well.
Below, we’ve provided the past fixtures between these two international heavyweights, as well as three interesting statistical highlights. We’ve used all of this information and more for our Nations League predictions weekend. Read on below to find our ultimate tip for this fixture.
Having considered the above information and other contributing factors, our Nations League predictions point to a slender win for the Belgians at Wembley.
If there’s one thing the last round of Premier League fixtures showed, it’s that a great number of England’s forwards and attacking midfielders go into this international break bang in form. However, it also showed that quite a few of Southgate’s chosen defenders are definitely not. The Belgians go into this game as the far more in form of the two sides at international level.
While England have struggled for goals recently, and failed to net against the Belgians in two World Cup games, we do see them grabbing a goal on Sunday. However, despite the quality of players on offer, Southgate doesn’t seem to yet know his best team or system with this lot. Given the attacking efficiency of the Belgian side, we’re backing an away win with both teams to score at very generous odds of 5.5 with SkyBet.