Belgium vs Spain
Date: Thursday; 1-September-2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels.
It will be a clash of the titans, when Belgium and Spain face off against each other on Thursday at King Badouin Stadium. This international friendly game will be the first game for the new managers piloting the football affairs of the 2 nations. Belgium’s new coach Roberto Martinez will be assisted by Thierry Henry, while Julen Lopetegui will be Vicene del Bosque’s successor for Spain.
Belgium exited the European Championship in the quarter final at the hands of Wales, this lead to the dismissal of Marc Wilmots. The Belgians were impressive in the Euros, winning 3-0, 1-0 and 4-0 over Rep of Ireland, Sweden and Hungary respectively. They were no match for Gareth Bale and co as they scored 3 past the Belgian goalkeeper.
After the retirement of Del Bosque, Lopetegui has a big shoe to fill as he takes over as the La Roja head coach. The new coach has omitted ten players from the squad that lost to Italy in the Euro 2016. They now hope to maintain their dominance over. Belgium as they. Prepare for the World Cup qualifiers against Liechtenstein.
Belgium vs Spain: Head to Head Statistics
Spain have dominated their last 7 meetings against Belgium, they have won 6 and drawn 1. Spain have lost only 3 games to Belgium in their previous 11 games. Also Spain have claimed victory in their last 4 games together, they have also scored at least 2 goals in the last 4 games.
Belgium vs Spain: Prediction
Belgium had a better outing than Spain, they stayed up till the Quarter finals, before losing 3-1 to Wales. The game will surely be entertaining as there are no favourites in the game, but Spain will hope to extend their winning streak against Belgium to 5.
I expect a hard fought win for the Belgian side but the game could also end in draw.
Belgium vs Spain: Betting Tips
Belgium win draw no bet
First half ends in draw
Over 1.5 goals