Belgium vs Wales: Prediction, Team News, Lineups

In need to preserve their chances of qualifying for the UEFA Nations League Finals and secure a spot in the tournament. It is imperative that Belgium vs Wales on Thursday evening.

This match will count toward the competition’s League A Group 4 standings. Belgium’s opponent in this match will be Wales. Wales will be playing for Belgium.

On the other side, Wales flies to Brussels with the understanding that they need to maximize their points with Polan in order to succeed. They need it just if they want to build up a thrilling conclusion with Poland. Poland is their last opponent.

They are able to maintain their prospects of staying in League A rather than dropping down to League B as a result of this. Wales is aiming to provoke competition between the two countries in order to determine who will have a better chance of staying in League A as opposed to dropping down to League B.

Match Preview: Belgium vs Wales

During Robert Page’s tenure as manager, Wales has risen to new heights, earning a berth in the World Cup Finals and participating in the Nations League’s elite division.

But the Dragons have also seen their competition level up, winning only twice in their previous eight games across all competitions. The two wins came in the World Cup play-ins against Austria and Ukraine.

But Page and his players have managed just one point out of a possible 12 in matches against Poland, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

However, Wales’s return might have been greater if they hadn’t given up late goals in both losses to group leaders the Netherlands, and in the rematch against Thursday’s opponents, Wales needed an 86th-minute equalizer from Brennan Johnson to get a point.

Since November 2014, these two countries have met six times, with Belgium emerging victorious once, in a March 2021 World Cup qualification match.

Both of the previous matchups in Cardiff resulted in 1-1 draws, but Belgium still has a goal differential deficit to the Netherlands and is thus very determined to win this match.

After losing 4-1 at home on day one, Roberto Martinez’s team has had to play catch-up throughout the group stage, but they may take some solace in the fact that their destiny is still in their own hands.

Despite next week’s rematch with Oranje, Belgium must remain focused; if they don’t win big against Wales, the Dutch will have a chance to clinch a spot in the Finals with a game to spare.

With Romelu Lukaku out for the season with an injury, the onus will once again rest on Fenerbahce striker Michy Batshuayi to be the difference maker.

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Team News: Belgium vs Wales

As a result of Belgium’s decision to field a less formidable side against Poland, some of the country’s most talented players, including Kevin De Bruyne, will be available for selection once again.

Because Jason Denayer has not yet signed with a team, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will start between the posts, while Dedryck Boyata has a chance to start in the back three.

Yannick Carrasco is a candidate to start at left wing-back, while Eden Hazard will continue to play farther up that side in his usual position.

While it is anticipated that Gareth Bale will return to the Wales XI, manager Chris Page will need to decide whether to start Kieffer Moore or Johnson in the last third of the field.

If Connor Roberts starts ahead of Rhys Norrington-Davies and Ben Davies is able to drop back into the back three, then the wing-back spots might go to Neco Williams and Rhys Norrington-Davies.

Alternatively, Connor Roberts could start ahead of Rhys Norrington-Davies. Due to the absence of Joe Allen and Aaron Ramsey from the team, Joe Morrell might potentially start with Matt Smith in the central midfield position. Smith got the nod against the Netherlands.

  • Belgium’s Potential Starting Lineup: Courtois, Boyata, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Castagne, Tielemans, Witsel, Carrasco, De Bruyne, Batshuayi, E. Hazard.
  • Wales Probable Starting Lineup: Hennessey, Rodon, Ampadu, Davies, N. Williams, Morrell, Smith, Norrington-Davies, James, Bale, Moore.

Our Prediction: Belgium 2-0 Wales

Due to the fact that the two teams who are playing against one another are rather acquainted with one another, we believe that this match will be a close one for the entirety of the time that has been allotted to it.

Despite this, we are unable to demonstrate our support for Belgium when they are playing on their home turf since Martinez’s squad has a good chance of winning the match in the dying minutes of it and collecting all three points. This prevents us from showing our solidarity with Belgium.

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