Russia vs Belgium - 16/11/2019 Preview

Russia vs Belgium will be a very interesting game of honour in UEFA Euro 2020 Qualification, which will be held at Gazprom Arena, in Saint Petersburg. For both teams, this game will not change anything, except the places, as both are already qualified to the main Euro 2020 draw. At the moment, Russia stands ta second place with 3 points difference. Only one defeat Russia faced in Brussel, at King Baudouin Stadium, finishing the game with 1:3 result. Most interesting, that during the last 8 Belgium games, the goal conceded against Russians remains the only one. So please read our thoughts about this exciting UEFA Euro 2020 Qualification Russia vs Belgium game, here below.

Russia vs Belgium

These two teams already qualified to the main draw of the Euro 2020 tournament. However, their game should obviously be one of the most beautiful in the last rounds of Group I. Both teams played very confident and strong qualification and deserved to play in Euro 2020. Russia’s game is far away from Belgium, but they still have time and opportunities to prepare for one of the main national football competition. Hosts lost points only in one game, against De Rode Duivels. In Brussels, Belgium won the match with a 3:1 result. Hosts were very dangerous as always, created lots of moments and showed world-class football, however, Russians also were also dangerous and could score more. Both teams have by 7 matches winning streak and this match will be of the honour.

Belgium conceded only 1 goal in the last 8 apps, which was scored by Russians, so in Saint Peterburg, hosts will try to repeat the achievement and finish this qualification with the respected result. Playing at home against other group participants saved clean sheets in all matches. In general, hosts played the last 6 games in Europa 2020 qualification and UEFA Nations League without conceding any goal. Stanislav Cherchesov made a very big work on Bears game, so even Belgium will face difficulties at Gazprom Arena.

Key players

Players from Belgium national team are more reputable and known, as almost all of them plays in top European clubs. Cherchesov called also very interesting and young enough team with only 2 players not from domestic leagues. Aleksandr Golovin from Monaco will take the leader position since he called the main Russian star so far being only 23 years old. And 24 years old Nikolay Komlichenko from Mlada Boleslav could be very dangerous addition in the attack. He proved his abilities being the top striker in the Czech Republic 1. Liga.

In Belgium, Eden Hazard should finish a series of bad games, as he plays for the national team much better than for Real Madrid recently. Romelu Lukaku plays the best football after joining Internazionale and should start as the main forward against Russia. In the middle Witsel, De Bruyne and Tielemans should be the main players as both have a great form.

 

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