Belgium vs Iceland Betting Tips
Against Iceland, the Belgian national team will open their double round in the final stretch of group 2 of the elite division of the League of Nations of Europe in search of qualification for the semifinals on Thursday. In the King Baoudoin stadium, in Brussels, the confrontation begins scheduled to 17:45 (Brasília time).
The Belgians lead the key alongside the Swiss with six points earned. However, they played one game less. Thus, the Icelandic clash will determine the size of the advantage they will have against their rivals in Switzerland in the final round of the first round of League A in the inaugural tournament. The duel is scheduled for November 18.
The period prior to the last date FIFA (International Football Federation) reserved for qualifying matches in 2018 in Belgium was centered on speculation of a likely departure from coach Roberto Martinez. He would be Real Madrid’s “B plan” in case the Spaniards could not close with Antonio Conte to be the team’s next coach.
The situation did not materialize, but there was a compelling negative response Martinez on the hypothesis, which ended up causing the possibility follow open at least until the new Spanish giant’s coach is announced, which has not happened yet.At the time of the convocation, the situation seems to have had no influence. Martinez followed his normal line of work and gained a major boost. Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has been called up for the decisive matches.
However, it also had to deal with a fundamental low. Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, who had been left out of the last list because of a knee injury that took him off the pitch for about two months, was hurt again. He suffered another injury in the region and now he is expected to return to work at the end of the year.
It was not the only medical discharge. Martinez also left out Marrouane Fellaini of Manchester United. The midfielder, however, was scaled by Jose Mourinho for the classic against City that was played on Sunday, November 11. Even with him the red lost by 3 to 1. The striker Romelu Lukaku, who missed the last few games due to injury and was related to the classic on the bench having just entered the second half, however, was called by Martinez. The two other absences noted on the list are defensive. Damaged, the defenders Jan Vertonghen and Thomas Vermaelen were left out.
Thus, the coach will have at his disposal for the decisive matches the following athletes:
Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool) and Matz Sels (Strasbourg);
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Timothy Castagne (Atalanta), Jason Denayer (Lyon), Christian Kabasele (Watford), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Brandon Mechele (Club Brugge) and Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain);
Midfielders: Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Nacer Chadli (Monaco), Leander Dendoncker (Wolves), Adnan Januzaj (Real Sociedad), Dennis Praet (Sampdoria), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge) and Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund);
Attackers: Michy Batshuayi (Valencia), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United) and Dries Mertens (Napoli).
Icelanders already know that League B is their destination in the second edition of the League of Nations of Europe. After all, the team failed to score a point in all three of their matches and will complete their participation in the tournament against the Belgians. In this way, there is no way out of the third and last position of group 2.
The duel will serve only as an attempt to break a negative series that lasts almost a year. Iceland’s last success came on January 14 when the national team beat Indonesia 4-0 in a friendly. Since then, there have been eight losses and three draws. The poor campaign included elimination in the first round of the Russian World Cup.
Without great possibilities of change, since the technical resources are scarce, the basis of the convocation has been maintained by the technician Erik Hamrén. The novelty for the Belgian match and the 19 November friendly against Qatar is against Andri Run. He was called to the place of the injured Andri Runar Bjarnason.
The group has:
Goalkeepers: Hannes Thor Halldórsson, Rún Alex Rúnarsson and Ögmundur Kristinsson;
Defenders: Guðmundur Þórarinsson, Jon Gudni Fjóluson, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Hjörtur Hermannsson, Kári Árnason, Eggert Gunnþór Jónsson, Hörður Björgvin Magnússon, Ari Freyr Skúlason and Birkir Már Sævarsson;
Midfielders: Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson, Rúrik Gíslason, Arnór Ingvi Traustason, Birkir Bjarnason, Samuel Kári Friðjónsson, Guðlaugur Victor Pálsson, Gylfi Sigurðsson, Aron Einar Gunnarsson and Kolbeinn Sigþórsson;
Attacking players: Albert Gudmundsson, Arnór Sigurdsson, Alfreð Finnbogason and Jón Dagur Þorsteinsson.
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Ten games, ten Belgian wins. This is the retrospective of meetings with the Icelanders, who in seven of these matches have not even managed to score in the rival.
Counting on the pair Hazard and Lukaku, playing at home and needing victory, there is not much room for speculation in this confrontation. The prognosis in Belgium’s success is the best option for the confrontation.
Bet Tips: Belgium wins