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Belgium vs Belarus Prediction & Match Preview



Belgium vs Belarus Prediction & Match Preview



30 March 2021 18:45 UK/ 19:45 CET World Cup Qual

Belgium and Belarus take on each other in a David-vs-Goliath World Cup qualifier at Den Dreef on Tuesday evening. 

The Red Devils kicked off their 2020 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-1 win over Wales, with the team dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Czech Republic. 

The Belgians aim to regain top position in Group E, and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways.

Eden Hazard remains sidelined with injury, and, in his absence, a man to watch in the home team will be Kevin de Bruyne, who provided an assist for Romelu Lukaku in the draw with Czech Republic. 

Belarus did well to beat Estonia 4-2 in their opener, but given their shaky defence, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of spoiling Belgium’s party at Den Dreef. 

This will be the first meeting between the two national teams in a competitive match.

Belgium vs Belarus: Head to Head

Teams Belgium Belarus played so far 0 matches.

Belgium vs Belarus: Prediction

Belgium in actual season average scored 2.81 goals per match. In 21 (95.45%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 16 (72.73%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Belarus average scored 1.19 goals per match in season 2021. In 13 (72.22%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 8 (44.44%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

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Belgium boss Martinez is expected to resist the temptation to make wholesale changes for this game as the draw with Czech Republic has placed a bit of pressure on the Red Devils.

As a result, the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Lukaku are likely to retain their positions in the side, while the goalkeeper, back three and midfield two should remain unchanged.

Martinez could introduce both Thomas Foket and Leandro Trossard into his starting XI, though, while Adnan Januzaj and Dennis Praet are also in contention for the home side.

As for Belarus, head coach Markhel has no injury issues ahead of the contest, but it would not be a surprise to see changes to the starting team from the clash with Estonia.

Syarhey Kislyak and Pavel Savitski both impressed off the bench on Saturday, and the pair could now be handed positions in the first XI, with Denis Laptev and Max Ebong dropping out.

Aleksandr Gutor is now the country's first choice goalkeeper and should retain his position between the sticks, while Vitali Lisakovich is likely to feature in the number 10 spot once again.

Belgium possible starting lineup:
Courtois; Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen; Castagne, Tielemans, Dendoncker, Foket; Trossard, Lukaku, De Bruyne

Belarus possible starting lineup:
Gutor; Yuzepchuk, Naumov, Bordachev, Zolotov; Savitskiy, Kendysh, Yablonskiy, Stasevich; Lisakovich; Kislyak