Netherlands vs Belgium – Team News
Netherlands go into the match knowing that a solitary point will be enough to go top of Group D and proceed to the UEFA Nations League finals.
The H2H tiebreaker could be Belgium’s downfall as a 4-1 thrashing in the opposite game may have left Roberto Martnez’s team with too much to do. A hard-fought 2-1 victory over Wales set up this straight shootout for qualification. Belgium has not attained a victory in a head-to-head match since a 4-0 victory in 1961.
Only once in a UNL away group match has Belgium recorded a three-goal margin of victory, and that was against Iceland in 2018 (3-0). The Red Devils can at least take pride in a strong away record in UNL groups (W4, D1, L2), but their recent poor away performance against FIFA top-10 ranked opponents, despite scoring in four games, indicates that this will be challenging (W2, L3).
The Netherlands – who are unbeaten in their last 14 international games, will fancy their chances against a star-studded Belgium side.
Netherlans vs Belgium – Predicted XI
Netherlands possible starting lineup:
Pasveer; Timber, Van Dijk, Ake; Dumfries, De Roon, De Jong, Berghuis, Blind; Bergwijn, Gakpo
Belgium possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Theate; Castagne, Tielemans, Witsel, Carrasco; De Bruyne, Hazard; Batshuayi