The Nations League continues today (15/11/20) and we preview Belgium V England in our betting tips and match prediction.
- King Power – Leuven
- Kick Off 7.45pm
- Live on Sky Sports
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It’s Matchday 5 in the Nations League for Belgium and England, and it’s fair to say that anything other than a win for England will see their chances of qualification disappear today.
The home defeat to Denmark last month has left Gareth Southgate’s team in 3rd position in the group. Meaning even a draw today probably won’t do much for England’s chances.
The chances are that Denmark will defeat Iceland today, which could leave England facing a third place finish in the group.
Which would be a bit of a set back for a side with aspirations on winning next summer’s European Championships.
Belgium V England Odds
The Belgians are rightly favourites. They have home advantage are the higher ranked team.
England won the reverse fixture 2-1 at Wembley last month, but in truth the match could have gone either way.
A victory for England tonight wouldn’t be a huge shock, showing just how far Gareth Southgate has brought this team.
For Roberto Martinez and Belgium, they will be looking at this match as one they will be expecting to win at home.
Belgium beat Switzerland 2-1 in a friendly on Wednesday. Like with most sides these days, the team for the friendly was made up with squad players.
Striker Michy Batshuayi led the line for Belgium, and scored both goals. I expect to see him replaced in the team for the match with England.
England warmed up for this match with a 3-0 win over Republic of Ireland on Thursday. It was a pretty unchallenging match for Southgate’s team, with the team largely made up of squad players.
Belgium V England Prediction 15/11/20
Similar to Portugal V France yesterday, this is one of those matches that could have any result of the three.
I’m tempted to back Belgium outright, but I’m mindful that England have good counter attacking instincts, as shown in the 3-2 win away in Spain back in 2018.
With that in mind I’m going with the goals formula again. England need to win, and maybe they will come out and play, and hopefully we will get an open game with a few goals.