Belgium vs Czech Republic
International Friendly Match
Date: Monday, 5th June 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: King Baudouin Stadium (Brussels).
The Belgium national football team will be keen to guard their unbeaten run under Roberto Martinez on Monday, but it wont be easy as their opponents Czech Republic are on a purple patch on their own.
Starting off his stint as a national coach with a 2-0 defeat against Spain, Roberto Martinez has helped his team to maintain a 7 match unbeaten run with 4 wins and 3 draws. The Belgians usually known for defensive strategy has changed drastically under the Spaniard, who has changed the tactics to suit well with the creativity of Eden Hazard, Yannick Carrasco and Kevin De Bruyne.
Belgium are top of their world cup qualification group with 5 wins and a draw. They scored a massive 22 goals during the period, thrashing the likes of Estonia 8-1, Gibraltar 6-0, Bosnia 4-0 and Cyprus 3-0. However, their over attacking mentality had not paid dividends in their last two outings. They almost got out of the jail against Greece by scoring a late equalizer to settle for a 1-1 draw. While their recent friendly at Russia saw their opponents coming back from 2 goals down to equalize the scores in the last 16 minutes of the game.
Czech Republic disappointed everyone at the Euro 2016 after failing to qualify for the knockout stages. They started their qualification campaign on a similar note, by failing to win the first three matches. They lost to Germany, while were held to draws by Northern Ireland and Armenia. Since then, it has been complete U-turn in fortunes as the team picked up 3 wins and a draw in four matches. Moreover, Czech Republic football team are unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions.
Belgium vs Czech Republic: Head-to-head
Czech lead the overall h2h against Belgium with 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. Also Czech Republic won the last two meetings, the most recent coming in a friendly in 2009.
Belgium won 1 and lost 2 from their three home matches against Czech Republic.
Belgium vs Czech Republic: Prediction
Argubly, Belgium are one the strongest units in modern day football with plenty of talents in all walks of the play. While Czech had fallen off from the limelight in recent years and perform poorly against stronger teams in the continent. Rotations are expected from both coaches, but even the fringes in Belgian squad will prove too much for their visitors.
Belgium vs Czech Republic: Bet Tips
FT – Belgium to win at 1.50 with William Hill
Over 2.5 goals at 1.75 by Betfair.