Azerbaijan vs Belgium Prediction & Match Preview

Steffen Schmidt - September 7, 2023

Azerbaijan vs Belgium
EURO Qualifications
Date: 9 September 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Dalga Arena (Baku).

Belgium will have a nice opportunity to continue their fine UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign on Saturday afternoon in Baku where they will face Group F minnows Azerbaijan in Gameweek No 5.

The Red Devils hold the second place in the group standings with seven points from the opening three outings.

They are three points shy of section leaders Austria with a game in hand, and four points above third-placed Sweden who got off to a slow start to this qualifying process.

Belgium no longer have numerous stars from the past, including the likes of Dries Mertens, Eden Hazard, Axel Witsel, etc.

Players like Kevin De Bruyne and Thibaut Courtois are injured and unavailable for the two clashes in September.

Luckily for head coach Domenico Tedesco, the Red Devils do have an easy schedule in the September qualifying window with the clashes against Azerbaijan and Estonia.

Azerbaijan share the very foot of the group table with a single point form three games, courtesy of a 1-1 home draw to Estonia in June.

Giovanni De Biasi’s men have conceded ten goals in these three affairs, including nine in the back-to-back away defeats to Austria and Sweden in March.

Azerbaijan vs Belgium Head-to-head

  • It’s been twelve years since these two sides last locked horns and back then they were also battling it out in the UEFA EURO qualifications.
  • Overall, Belgium have three wins and a draw in four clashes against Azerbaijan with a goal difference of 9-2 in the process.
  • It is, however, worth noting that Belgium only scored two of their nine goals in two away outings against Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan vs Belgium Prediction

Belgium miss bountiful stars in this tie but they still possess enough quality in their ranks to ease past the group minnows and keep a solid advantage over Sweden in third place of the standings.

We will back the visitors to have the lead at the half time and win the game at the end at the 1.66 odds while you can also take the 1.80 odds offered for the Red Devils to win to nil knowing they’ve allowed just one goal in three qualifying affairs so far in the campaign.

Azerbaijan vs Belgium Betting Tips

  • HT/FT Belgium/Belgium @ 1.66 (4/6)
  • Belgium to win to nil @ 1.80 (4/5) odd.