Belgium vs Poland Line Up and Preview
Belgium vs Poland Line Up and Preview
After ending the last game with a disappointing loss, Belgium will look to bounce back in the Nations League. They are set to host Poland for their second home game on Wednesday, 8th June. The absence of Thibaut Courtois seemed to hurt the Red Devils as they conceded 4 goals in the season opener. To add to their woes, Romelu Lukaku got injured during the match. Michy Batshuayi scored the only goal for the Belgians in the stoppage time to give something to cheer for the fans on a horrible night.
Poland is expected to be high on confidence after an exciting win over Wales in the opening game. They made a good comeback after trailing in the second half. The Polish side will look to capitalize on the momentum and secure a win in Belgium on Wednesday.
Belgium vs Poland Odds and Prediction
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Belgium vs Poland Line Up and Preview: Recent Form
Belgium had a successful World Cup Qualifiers last year as they finished as the table-toppers of Group E. In the International Friendlies scheduled in March this year, they got 1 win and 1 draw. The Belgians have won 2, lost 1, and drew 2 of the last 5 matches. Belgium suffered a 1-4 defeat against the Netherlands in their first game of the Nations League.
Poland finished the World Cup Qualifiers in the second position in Group I. If we talk about the last 5 matches, they won 3, lost 1, and drew 1 game. Poland started their Nations League campaign positively with a 2-1 victory against Wales.
Belgium vs Poland Preview: H2H
Matches: 19 | Belgium: 6 | Poland: 7 | Draw: 6
Recent 3 Meetings: Belgium: 1 | Poland: 2 | Draw: 0
Last Meeting: Poland defeated Belgium with a score of 2-0 in the UEFA European Championship on 17 November 2007.
Belgium vs Poland Line Up: Predicted Lineup
Belgium (3-4-3): Mignolet; Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen; Carrasco, Vanaken, Witsel, Castagne; De Bruyne, Hazard, Batshuayi
Poland (4-3-1-2): Grabara; Bereszynski, Glik, Bednarek, Puchacz; Klich, Krychowiak, Goralski; Zielinski; Lewandowski, Buksa
Belgium vs Poland Line Up and Preview: Offensive and Defensive Stats
The experienced strikers, Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard lead the attack for Belgium. De Bruyne had a fantastic EPL season as he scored 15 goals for his club team, Man City. He also added 8 assists and created 16 big chances throughout the season. Hazard maintained a good dribbling success of 81% in the La Liga this year. He played at an average of 1.5 key passes per game.
The star footballer Robert Lewandowski spearheads the Polish attack. Lewandowski was brilliant in the World Cup Qualifiers as he scored 9 goals with 4 assists and 5 big chances created.
Some of the key midfielders for the Red Devils include Yannick Carrasco and Axel Witsel. Carrasco scored 6 goals for Athletico Madrid in the La Liga and he played at an average of 1.6 key passes per game. Witsel played with a passing accuracy of 96% in the World Cup Qualifiers.
The Polish midfield consists of players like Piotr Zielinski and Mateusz Klich. Zielinski had a good Serie A season as he added 6 goals and 5 assists to his name, playing for Napoli. Klich played with a passing accuracy in the Premier League with 57% dribbling success.
Timothy Castagne and Toby Alderweireld are the key defenders for the Belgians. Castagne played with an average of 2.5 tackles per game in the EPL. He also got 59% success in ground duels. Alderweireld maintained his clearance average at 2.7 in the World Cup Qualifiers, winning 60% of ground duels.
Kamil Glik leads the defense department for Poland. Glik had a good Serie A season playing for Benevento as he averaged 4.2 clearances per game. Jan Bednarek is another key defender who played at an average of 2.3 interceptions per match for his club side, Southampton in the EPL.
Belgium vs Poland Preview: Predicted Winner
Belgium is expected to come back strongly in the next home game on Wednesday. Another loss can derail their campaign in the Nations League. Lukaku’s absence will definitely be a concern. On the other hand, Poland will look to put pressure on the Belgian defense from the opening minutes. It is surely going to be a mouth-watering affair. As per the prediction and betting platforms, Belgium will start as the favorite for this contest.