Lineups

England

( 5-3-2 )

  • 1. J. Pickford

  • 4. K. Walker

  • 3. K. Trippier

  • 6. H. Maguire

  • 16. T. Alexander-Arnold

    79'
  • 15. E. Dier

  • 14. J. Henderson

    65'
  • 7. D. Rice Yellow Card

  • 10. M. Mount Goal

    89'
  • 11. M. Rashford Penalty

  • 23. D. Calvert-Lewin

    65'

Substitutes

  • 22. D. Henderson

  • 13. N. Pope

  • 5. C. Coady

  • 2. R. James

    79'
  • 12. T. Mings

  • 18. J. Ward-Prowse

  • 19. J. Grealish

  • 21. J. Sancho

    89'
  • 3. A. Maitland-Niles

  • 8. K. Phillips

    65'
  • 10. H. Kane

    65'
  • 20. D. Ings

International - UEFA Nations League A Group 2

32' D. Rice 32' Yellow Card 32'  D. Rice 38' T. Meunier 38' Yellow Card 38'  T. Meunier 16' R. Lukaku 16' Penalty 16'   Lukaku R. Lukaku 39' M. Rashford 39' Penalty 39'   Rashford M. Rashford 65' M. Mount 65' Goal 65'   Mount M. Mount
England

England

2 - 1

Belgium

Belgium

  • 16'
    0 - 1
  • 39
    1 - 1
  • HT
    1 - 1
  • 65
    2 - 1
  • Date: 11/10/2020
  • Time: 17:00
  • Venue: Wembley Stadium
  • Referee: Tobias Stieler
England vs Belgium Betting Tips

Date published: 10/9/2020 8:59:26 PM

England vs Belgium Betting Tips

England will be looking to avoid a hat-trick of defeats against Belgium when these two World Cup semi-finalists go head to head for a third time in two years.

Belgium seem to have England’s number at the minute having beaten them twice in the last World Cup. What’s more, Roberto Martinez’ men currently sit above the Three Lions in League A of the UEFA Nations League.

Both nations took on Denmark and Iceland in their opening two games of the competition however, while Belgium collected all six points with ease, England only managed four following a 1-0 win over Iceland and a bore 0-0 draw with Denmark.

Bearing this in mind, it’s little surprise to see that Belgium are the 13/8 favourites to win Sunday’s encounter. England, on the other hand, are currently available at around the 17/10 mark.

In spite of recent issues in Gareth Southgate’s squad, the much-changed England team put on a strong display in their 3-0 win over Wales last Thursday. Goals from Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Conor Coady and Danny Ings plus, a man of the match performance from Jack Grealish shows that England certainly have plenty of options.

Belgium also fielded an experimental side in their 1-1 draw with the Ivory Coast. Interestingly, this result ended the country’s run of 12 consecutive wins on the international stage.

Looking at the head to head record between England and Belgium, one thing is clear – it is always a close contest. Belgium’s 2-0 win over the Three Lions in the third-place play-off at the last World Cup was the first time that this fixture was won by a margin of more than one goal.

Previous World Cup meetings in 1990 and 1954 both went to extra-time while their encounter in Euro 1980 saw both sides play out a 1-1 draw.

Bearing this in mind, our recommendation is to back a draw at the current price of 12/5. This is a good offer considering how close this fixture has been priced by the bookmakers.

For those looking for a bigger price, the correct score market certainly offers plenty of options. For instance, a 1-1 draw is currently priced at 5/1 while a 2-2 result is available at around 11/1.

*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change

 

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Match Information

  • UEFA Nations League A Group 2
  • Round 3
  • Wembley Stadium
  • Tobias Stieler
  • 11 Oct, 17:00

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Lineups

England
(5-3-2)
Belgium
(3-4-3)
  • 1. J. Pickford

  • 4. K. Walker

  • 3. K. Trippier

  • 6. H. Maguire

  • 16. T. Alexander-Arnold

    79'
  • 15. E. Dier

  • 14. J. Henderson

    65'
  • 7. D. Rice Yellow Card

  • 10. M. Mount Goal

    89'
  • 11. M. Rashford Penalty

  • 23. D. Calvert-Lewin

    65'

Substitutes

  • 22. D. Henderson

  • 13. N. Pope

  • 5. C. Coady

  • 2. R. James

    79'
  • 12. T. Mings

  • 18. J. Ward-Prowse

  • 19. J. Grealish

  • 21. J. Sancho

    89'
  • 3. A. Maitland-Niles

  • 8. K. Phillips

    65'
  • 10. H. Kane

    65'
  • 20. D. Ings

  • 12. S. Mignolet

  • 4. T. Alderweireld

  • 27. T. Castagne

  • 3. J. Denayer

  • 4. D. Boyata

  • 6. A. Witsel

  • 7. K. De Bruyne

    73'
  • 11. Y. Carrasco

    83'
  • 15. T. Meunier Yellow Card

  • 8. Y. Tielemans

  • 9. R. Lukaku Penalty

Substitutes

  • 33. D. Roef

  • 13. T. Kaminski

  • 22. B. Mechele

  • 5. J. Kayembe

  • 14. H. Vanaken

  • 18. Y. Verschaeren

    73'
  • 5. L. Dendoncker

  • 17. D. Origi

  • 7. J. Doku

    83'
  • 9. L. Trossard

  • 20. C. Benteke

  • 23. M. Batshuayi

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

England v Belgium

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    England 2 - 1 Belgium - Match Report

    Date published: 10/11/2020 9:48:36 PM

    Marcus Rashford and Mason Mount on target as England hit back to beat Belgium

    Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring for the visitors.

    England came from behind to beat Belgium and move top of their Nations League group as Gareth Southgate’s side showed guile rather than style at Wembley.

    Romelu Lukaku continued his fine international form by breaking the deadlock from the penalty spot, with England conceding for the first time since a loss in the Czech Republic exactly a year ago.

    Match Highlights

    But the Three Lions would enjoy their fair share of luck and levelled through a penalty of their own, Marcus Rashford toasting his MBE with the equaliser, before Mason Mount’s deflected effort earned a 2-1 victory.

    The win takes England above their visitors and top of Group A2 as they look to repeat their feat of reaching the inaugural finals last summer.

    Ahead of the game, Manchester City and Belgium playmaker Kevin De Bruyne had backed England to be in the running for major tournament silverware in the coming years and, while the performance needs honing, the result at least suggested he may have a point.

    Belgium boss Roberto Martinez had got the better of Southgate twice during the 2018 World Cup, winning a dead-rubber group game and the third-place play-off.

    Harry Kane started on the bench for England
    Harry Kane started on the bench for England (Neil Hall/PA).

    But this time England secured victory over the team currently ranked best in the world, despite Harry Kane only being fit enough for the bench and Raheem Sterling out altogether through injury.

    Belgium, too, had some key names missing, with Real Madrid pair Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard unavailable to Martinez.

    England thought they had fallen behind inside the opening 10 minutes, only for Yannick Carrasco’s crisp finish to be ruled out for offside against Thomas Meunier in the build-up.

    It was a short reprieve for the hosts, who conceded a penalty just five minutes later, Lukaku bursting into the box before being felled by Eric Dier.

    Romelu Lukaku (second left) put Belgium in front from the spot
    Romelu Lukaku (second left) put Belgium in front from the spot (Michael Regan/PA).

    Referee Tobias Stieler took his time but eventually pointed to the spot, with former Everton and Manchester United forward Lukaku dusting himself off before thrashing the spot-kick past Jordan Pickford.

    Belgium were beginning to take control of proceedings and De Bruyne forced Pickford into a low save as the Red Devils captain latched on to a loose touch from Rashford.

    Meunier’s skewed strike left Pickford scrambling across his goal, but the effort squirmed wide, with England unable to keep possession.

    England slowly worked their way into the game and were awarded a soft penalty of their own as Meunier was adjudged to have pulled down Jordan Henderson at a corner.

    Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring the equaliser
    Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring the equaliser (Ian Walton/PA).

    Rashford stepped up and made no mistake, sending Simon Mignolet the wrong way get England back on level terms.

    Carrasco missed a decent chance after the ball found its way through to his feet and, despite being second best for much of the first half, England went in level at the interval.

    They wanted another penalty soon after the restart when Dominic Calvert-Lewin, starting in attack in placed of Kane, went down under pressure from Jason Denayer, but this time Stieler was unmoved.

    England were growing as an attacking threat, playing almost solely on the break, and that was the way they took the lead.

    There was more than a hint of good fortune about Mount’s goal, the Chelsea man collecting Kieran Trippier’s knockdown and seeing his curling strike deflect off Toby Alderweireld and loop up over Mignolet.

    Although he had just seen his side take the lead, Southgate introduced captain Kane from the bench alongside Kalvin Phillips.

    De Bruyne’s final action of the night before also being substituted was to play a defence-splitting pass through to Carrasco, who could only shoot wide as Pickford closed down the space.

    Kane passed up the opportunity to wrap up the win as he headed Trippier’s corner off target from the middle of the goal.

    Rashford, too, missed a fine chance, exchanging passes with Declan Rice before arrowing a shot over the bar to give hope to the visitors.

    But England held on to secure a hard-fought victory in front of an empty Wembley, with Denmark the next team to visit in three days’ time.

     

    Lineups

    Belgium

    ( 3-4-3 )

    • 12. S. Mignolet

    • 4. T. Alderweireld

    • 27. T. Castagne

    • 3. J. Denayer

    • 4. D. Boyata

    • 6. A. Witsel

    • 7. K. De Bruyne

      73'
    • 11. Y. Carrasco

      83'
    • 15. T. Meunier Yellow Card

    • 8. Y. Tielemans

    • 9. R. Lukaku Penalty

    Substitutes

    • 33. D. Roef

    • 13. T. Kaminski

    • 22. B. Mechele

    • 5. J. Kayembe

    • 14. H. Vanaken

    • 18. Y. Verschaeren

      73'
    • 5. L. Dendoncker

    • 17. D. Origi

    • 7. J. Doku

      83'
    • 9. L. Trossard

    • 20. C. Benteke

    • 23. M. Batshuayi