Belgium vs Iceland
UEFA Nations League
Date: Tuesday, 8 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: King Baudouin Stadium (Brusel).
Brusel grounds will witness the clash of the Red Devils against Iceland in the second round of the UNL fixtures this season in League A batch. With the group comprising England and Denmark, Belgium has a strong chance in qualifying for the play-offs.
Playing at home will be their strongest suit considering their opening 0-2 win against Denmark on the road in the last match. Their attacks have been more accurate as six of their 9 shots hit the target in the game when they had less than half of the ball possession.
Iceland’s opening game against England was in favor of the visitors as expected, but Erik Hamren’s boys lost with a narrow one goal which came as a courtesy of Raheem Sterling’s penalty goal. Even when the England attacks were continuous, ‘Our Boys’ put up a potent defense in the game.
We can expect the visitors to do the same, but it is not known whether they can pull off the same in an away game against a stronger side in the mix.
Head-to-head (h2h) & Previous Meetings
- The host has won their overall 11 meetings since 1957.
- Only one match within the last decade saw both teams score.
- Their previous encounter gave a 2-0 home win for Red Devils.
- Six of Belgium’s 11 wins came at home in their records.
Belgium vs Iceland Prediction
Belgium had started the UNL fixture with a clean sheet win on the road and is likely to carry that trait to the upcoming match with their sturdy form at home. The host enjoys the home ground advantage in the clash which is why we back up the home team for dominating the ninety minutes.
Besides, coming in on the back of an 11 game winning streak in their schedule will put the Red Devils in front. Iceland will visit on the back of a home loss, and their squad strength is comparatively weaker to the home team dugout.
Eden Hazard, Romero Lukaku, and Mertens pose a genuine threat for the visitor’s defense in the game. With a struggling away form in their records, Iceland will need miracles to hold the attacks. So, a high-scoring affair with probably no BTTS will probably be a suitable option for the punters in the goals area.
Both teams to score: No @ 1.44 (4/9).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.66 (4/6).
Half-time/Full-time: Belgium-Belgium @ 1.57 (4/7).