Belgium vs Wales: prediction for the UEFA Nations League game
Belgium hope to finish top of the group table. So far, the team suffered only one defeat - in the first round of group games, Belgium lost to the Netherlands (1:4). Afterthat, the Red Devils beat Poland twice (6:1, 1:0) and drew against Wales (1:1). Roberto Martinez's charges are currently in 2nd place, trailing the Dutch team by three points.
Before their loss to the Netherlands, Belgium were undefeated for a whole year. A year ago, they lost to France in the semifinal of the Nations League playoffs (2:3) and then to Italy in the match for third place (1:2).
Wales, on the other hand, haven't tasted victory in the Nations League group games. They managed to hold Belgium to a 1:1 draw in the reverse fixture, but suffered defeats to Poland (1:2) and the Netherlands (1:2, 2:3). Rob Page's team sits bottom of the group table with only one point in the asset.
Befre the Nations League matches, the Dragons were doing quite well. For instance, they beat Austria (2:1) and Ukraine (1:0) in the World Cup qualifiers and reached the group stage of the main international tournament.
2 of the last 4 head-to-head games ended with this score.
In 4 of Wales' last 6 games, the score was tied at halftime.
Both sides have scored in Wales' previous 3 games.
Wales haven't won a single game in their Nations League group. We don't think they will be able to defeat one of the group favourites. Belgium are extremely motivated - they need three points to catch up with the Netherlands, their main competitors for the first line. We predict a confident win for the hosts.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-2) to Belgium
We predict a high-scoring game here. The Belgians are likely to win by a wide margin, but Wales won't sit on defense for 90 minutes - they have quality attacking performers and surely can create a few scoring chances.
Second prediction - total over 3 goals