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England vs Belgium Prediction & Betting Tips

Top spot in Group A2 of the UEFA Nations League is up for grabs when second-placed England take on first-placed Belgium at Wembley.

England vs Belgium Prediction & Betting Tips
ENG W D W W W England
VS 11 Oct 2020
Belgium BEL D W W W W
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Match Information

 Wembley Stadium, Wembley, England Wembley Stadium, Wembley, England

Non-Tournament Matches UEFA Nations League
  • Key Stat

    Key Stat: England have kept clean sheets in each of their last six consecutive matches.

  • Expert Verdict

    Expert Verdict: England's in-form defence will be put to the test against Belgium when the top two teams in Group A2 meet in the UEFA Nations League. Belgium beat England twice at the 2018 World Cup and still look a cut above Gareth Southgate's side as they bid to extend a 13-match unbeaten streak.

Belgium

Our prediction

Belgium

EnglandEngland Team News, Updates and Facts

England Team News

Nick Pope could continue in goal after starting against Wales, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Conor Coady and Jack Grealish will be among those hoping to start after their performance in that game. Harry Kane will be among the players to return to the starting XI after that game.

England Key Players

Harry Kane – In good form for Spurs and, after being rested for the Wales friendly, will return to captain the team in this game.
Conor Coady – Scored his first international goal last time out and may be handed another chance to start in defence against a strong Belgian attack.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin – In red-hot form in the Premier League and he carried that into his England debut last time out, which he marked with another goal.

England Team Form

England have won five of their last six matches, keeping clean sheets in all six of those games. After starting the UEFA Nations League with a last-minute 1-0 win against Iceland and a goalless draw against Denmark, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Conor Coady and Danny Ings scored in a 3-0 friendly win against Wales last time out.

England Predicted Starting Line-up

Expected Line up: 3-4-3

England likely XI

  • Goalkeeper:Nick Pope

  • Defenders:Kyle Walker, Conor Coady, Michael Keane

  • Midfielders:Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Winks, Jack Grealish, Bukayo Saka

  • Forwards:Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford

BelgiumBelgium Team News, Updates and Facts

Belgium Team News

Dries Mertens and Eden Hazard will miss out against England, with Mertens blocked from travelling on medical grounds and Hazard injured. Kevin de Bruyne will lead the team and Leandro Trossard and Divock Origi are among those competing for a place in the front three. Romelu Lukaku is likely to be among those returning to the team.

Belgium Key Players

Romelu Lukaku – Rejuvenated since joining Inter Milan, the big striker has scored 52 goals in 85 appearances for Belgium.
Kevin de Bruyne – The 2019-20 PFA Player of the Year has started the current season in the same goalscoring and assisting form he ended the last one.
Michy Batshuayi – The striker has three goals in his last two matches for Belgium and has made himself hard to ignore despite lacking club games.

Belgium Team Form

Belgium are unbeaten in their last 13 matches, but their 12-match winning streak ended last time out with a 1-1 draw with the Ivory Coast. Michy Batshuayi scored in that game, having also netted twice in a 5-1 win at home to Iceland. Axel Witsel, Dries Mertens and Jeremy Doku also scored in that game, while Jason Denayer and Mertens scored in a 2-0 win away to Denmark too.

Belgium Predicted Starting Line-up

Expected Line up: 3-4-3

Belgium likely XI

  • Goalkeeper:Simon Mignolet

  • Defenders:Toby Alderweireled, Jason Denayer, Jan Vertonghen

  • Midfielders:Thomas Meunier, Kevin de Bruyne, Axel Witsel, Timoty Castagne

  • Forwards:Michy Batshuayi, Romelu Lukaku, Leandro Trossard

England vs Belgium Head-to-Head Stats

Belgium have only beaten England four times in their 23 previous meetings, but they did win each of their last two meetings – both at the 2018 World Cup. Adnan Januzaj scored as both teams made changes for their final group game, while Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard scored as Belgium won the third-place play-off.

England vs Belgium Betting Tips

England have kept six consecutive clean sheets and proved their strength in depth with a 3-0 win with a much-changed team against Wales.

Belgium, on the other hand, are unbeaten in their last 13 consecutive matches and won 12 in a row before a draw with the Ivory Coast last time out.

Both teams are missing key players: Raheem Sterling for England and Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens for Belgium.

But both teams have plenty of good options still, however – Belgium especially will be welcoming back some serious talent in the form of Romelu Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne.

England are favourites according to the bookmakers, with De Bruyne bigging up the opposition in the build-up to this game.

But the difference between these two teams was highlighted when Belgium beat England twice at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

And, while England’s solid defensive form should give them confidence, Belgium have the attacking creativity and firepower to win at Wembley.

England vs Belgium Recommended bets with odds

England are favourites to win at 8/5 with 888sport, while Belgium are narrow outsiders – and tempting to back – at 17/10 with Bet365 and 888sport.

England have been solid defensively, but Belgium have the firepower to beat them and both team to score is a best price of 3/4 with Betway.
Over 2.5 goals will return 13/14 with 10Bet, meanwhile.

Romelu Lukaku is 33/20 with 888sport to score at any time, while Harry Kane is a best price of 29/20 with 888sport for England and Kevin de Bruyne is 15/4 with Betway.

England vs Belgium Prediction

Belgium might be narrow outsiders with the bookmakers, but even without Eden Hazard they have the attacking creativity and firepower to beat the English.

Correct score prediction: England 1-2 Belgium

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