Belgium will be looking to go head-to-head against the Russians on the second matchday of UEFA Euro 2021. The two sides will be looking to feast on a goalscoring match as both of them are loaded with plenty of attacking options.
The Russians will not be going into the group with high expectations, but their confidence will depend on the first game against Belgium. Let’s check into the preview of the game week.
Belgium 3-1 Russia
Belgium 3-0 Russia
The Belgian red devils will be playing without two key-men, i.e., Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne, losing both of them to acute injuries.
Despite the absence of both key players, they will reinforce their attack through veteran striker Romelu Lukaku. Behind the striker, Carrasco and Mertens will be providing the crucial attacking services.
Belgium is in red-hot form after going on a six-match unbeaten streak (4W 2D). Furthermore, they enjoyed an impeccable run of unbeaten wins in the Euro qualifiers by winnings ten games out of 10.
Let’s see how the Belgians compete against the mighty Russians.
Russia may not be the favourite team to win against the mighty Belgians, but they have the attacking prowess upfront in Dzyuba.
The Russians currently go into their first game with three wins, one draw, and two defeats in their last six games.
The stats may not be kind to them, but we can only wait and see what happens in an exciting and thrilling encounter between the two sides.
Let’s see how the two teams will line up against one another.
Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Denayer, Vertonghen; Castagne, Tielemans, Dendoncker, Carrasco; Mertens, Hazard; Lukaku.
Russia: Shunin; Barinov, Dzhikiya, Semenov; Fernandes, Zobnin, Ozdoev, Kuzyaev; Miranchuk, Golovin; Dzyuba.
This one might be an easy prediction on the cards with a Belgian victory written all over the fixture.
Our prediction: Belgium 3-1 Russia
We are predicting an easy victory for the Belgians despite the absence of Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne. Dzyuba will be the only player to pose an actual threat.
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