Belgium vs Switzerland
UEFA Nations League
Date: Friday, 12th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: King Baudouin Stadium (Brussels).
Belgium has been in terrific form as of late. The World Cup semi-finalists host Switzerland at King Baudouin Stadium. The golden generation of Belgian Football, as lovingly nicknamed by the fans, did justice to their tag at the recently concluded World Cup.
They surely could have gone all the way, only they had to deal with the pragmatic approach of Didier Deschamps and his boys. Still, Belgian fans returned ecstatic and their players were given heroes’ welcome back home.
Switzerland too put on an impressive run of performances in Russia. The recently transferred Anfield-sensation, Xherdan Shaqiri is sure to cause troubles for Vincent Kompany and Fellaini.
On the other hand, Eden Hazard has been on fire this season ever since the world cup. Narrowing missing out on the Golden Ball to Luka Modric, he’s determined to go all the way this year. Under the watchful eyes of Sarri, Hazard has been lighting up the Premier League.
It will be worth to note that the Belgians won 10 of their last 11 matches and lost just once in their last 28 matches. Meantime, Hazard scored for his country in the last two matches and has found the net seven times if eight matches for Chelsea in the Premier League.
Belgium vs Switzerland Head-to-head
Belgium won 2-1 when the teams met in a friendly in 2016. That was their first h2h meeting after a long break of 27 years.
Historic data shows that the teams share 3 wins and a draw from 7 overall meetings since 1960.
Belgium vs Switzerland Prediction
Belgium has been in red-hot form and if not for France they might have even lifted the World Cup. Their free-flowing football will be too much to handle for Switzerland.
With ten wins in last 11 matches and just one loss in last 28 matches, Belgium will be virtually unstoppable at home. Switzerland is going to have a harrowing time at the King Baudouin Stadium.
Eden Hazard, the influential and newly appointed skipper of the Belgian team is sure to carry on his fine form, whereas Lukaku and Courtois will be hungry to prove themselves after recent stumbles for their clubs.
Expect the match to go hugely in Belgium’s favor.
Belgium vs Switzerland Betting Tips
A Belgium win @ 5/11 (1.47)
Both teams to Score – NO @ 11/10 (2.10).