Preview: Belgium vs Belarus – predictions, team news, line-up
Sports Mole presents Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier between Belgium and Belarus, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.
Belgium will look to return to victory in Group E when they continue their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign at home for Belarus Tuesday evening.
Roberto MartinezThe second-placed side in the section played a 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic on Saturday, while Belarus start the game after a 4-2 home win over Estonia.
Belgium saw the end of a five-game winning streak in all competitions on Saturday, following a 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic; the hosts actually took the lead at the start of the second half Lukas Provod, But Romelu Lukaku leveled the scores on the hour.
Martinez’s side opened their challenge in Group E with a 3-1 win over Wales, and a four-point comeback in two games left them behind the Czech Republic in the goal difference section.
The Red Devils will be the big favorites to return to victory on Tuesday in their very first game against Belarus, and they will not be back in action until June 6, against Croatia in a friendly, before opening their campaign. Euro 2020 against Russia on June 12.
Belgium will certainly be a team to watch at this summer’s European Championships, while also considering their chances of being a force at the 2022 World Cup if qualification is assured, having finished third in the 2018 edition. of the tournament.
Belarus, meanwhile, will take part in Tuesday’s game after a 4-2 win over Estonia on Saturday, which was their first Group E game.
Mikhail MarkhelThe squad have actually fallen behind twice in Minsk, including early in the second period, but they’ve scored three times in the final 30 minutes to get three vital points in their first section game. .
The White Wings haven’t made it to the finals of a World Cup or European Championships since their independence in 1991, and it’s going to be very difficult to make a good impression in this group.
Belarus actually won just one of their 10 games in qualifying for the 2018 competition, but it could potentially be a tough opposition for Belgium, the Czech Republic and Wales.
The visitors have also taken two wins and lost just one of their last four matches in all competitions and certainly have players capable of causing Belgium problems in this game.
Belgium World Cup Qualifications – Europe Form:
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Belgium manager Martinez should resist the temptation to make any big changes for this game as the draw with the Czech Republic put some pressure on the Red Devils.
As a result, the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Lukaku are expected to retain their positions on the side, while goalkeeper, fullback three and midfielder two are expected to remain unchanged.
Martinez could introduce both Thomas foket and Leandro trossard in his starting XI, however, while Adnan Januzaj and Dennis praet are also in contention for the home team.
As for Belarus, head coach Markhel doesn’t have an injury problem going into the game, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see changes in the starting squad following the clash with Estonia.
Syarhey Kislyak and Pavel Savitski both impressed on the bench on Saturday, and the pair could now be awarded positions in the Premier XI, with Denis laptev and Max Ebong stall.
Aleksandr gutor is now the nation’s premier goalie and is expected to maintain his position between the sticks, while Vitali Lisakovich is likely to appear again at number 10.
Belgium possible starting composition:
Courteous; Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen; Castagne, Tielemans, Dendoncker, Foket; Trossard, Lukaku, De Bruyne
Possible start list for Belarus:
Gutor; Yuzepchuk, Naumov, Bordachev, Zolotov; Savitskiy, Kendysh, Yablonskiy, Stasevich; Lisakovich; Kislyak
We say: Belgium 2-0 Belarus
Belarus are able to make it difficult for Belgium, which was far from their best last outing; Martinez will see his players inspired to return to victory in Group E, and we are struggling to support the Red Devils in Leuven.