The international break, love by some, hated by others. Either way, we’re back with another Nations League prediction weekend here at BettingTips.net. As always our dedicated team of footballing experts have analysed the facts and stats to create our Nations League tips, betting predictions & info.
For our Nations League predictions today, we’re focussing on the heavyweight tie between Belgium and England at the Den Dreef Stadium on Sunday night. What now follows is our expert analysis of both sides preparations, form and the recent head to head clashes as we bring you our Nations League tips & predictions for this game.
After being named in the Belgian squad for the 3 games over this international break, Eden Hazard has now been forced to pull out of all 3 games as he’s tested positive for Covid-19. Belgium have been dealt another blow as target man Romelu Lukaku also looks unlikely to play thanks to a rumoured agreement between Belgium and his club, Inter Milan. Missing two key men could well change the landscape of our Nations League predictions. However, in their Friendly against Switzerland on Wednesday night Crystal Palace striker Michy Batshuayi – and given where he plys his trade, he knows his opponents well.
Belgium potentially missing their 2 best attacking players will provide some relief to Gareth Southgate as his problems are at the back. He’s missing Liverpool duo Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold through injury, leaving him short of options. Up top, Marcus Rashford’s fitness is in doubt as he suffered a knock against Everton for United last weekend. England also play their friendly against Ireland on Thursday night, a day later than Belgium played Switzerland. England lost their last outing 1-0 at home to Denmark, so will need an improved performance against the Belgians on Sunday.
England won the reverse fixture in the previous international break last month, with goals from Marcus Rashford and Mason Mount. However they followed this up with a home defeat to Denmark, so our Nations League predictions can’t fully draw upon this match to make a call. Their last two meetings prior to this were both in the 2018 World Cup, when Belgium done the double over the Three Lions, keeping a clean sheet in the both games. The Red Devils won their group match 1-0 before winning the 3rd & 4th place playoff 2-0.
Below we’ve provided you with the last 3 results between these to national teams as well as 3 interesting statistical highlights. We’ve drawn upon all of this information and more to bring you this Nations League prediction weekend.
Having analysed the above information, our Nations League predictions today point to a slender win for the home side.
Both of these sides have been hit by injuries, Covid-19 and over-protective clubs, so things should be set on a fairly even playing field. Especially when you consider the fact that their injury problems are at opposite ends – England’s in defence and Belgians in attack. What will likely have a bigger influence on the game is the friendly scheduling. Belgium have already played their friendly on Wednesday night, and won with a second string squad against Switzerland. England on the other hand, have still to play their Thursday night clash against Ireland – and given who their opponent is, it will be a more competitive match that will take more out of the players. All things considered, we see Belgium winning, but recently not much has separated these sides. That’s why our betting tip is Belgium to win by 1 goal at odds of 4 with SkyBet.