Stadium: Koning Boudewijnstadion (Brussels)
Referee: Jose Sanchez
03.06.2022 21:45 MSK
The Netherlands have now failed to beat Belgium in eight successive head-to-head encounters. Will Louis van Gaal's side be able to break their losing streak now? We predict the Red Devils will be stronger again!
Belgium is one of the strongest national teams in the world, but they haven’t yet managed to achieve anything serious at the international level. The Red Devils have been expected to fight for the title at world and continental championships for several years now. Still, they can only boast bronze medals at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and in the last three tournaments, they have always been eliminated in the quarterfinals. They have also qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar without any problems, where the Belgians will again be expected to meet the most significant challenges.
The Netherlands is another team that is habitually regarded as one of the strongest globally, but they have suffered a severe crisis in recent years, missing out on Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup. They took part in the 2020 World Cup but sensationally crashed out as early as the round of 16. The Oranges have now qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where they have a good chance of success, as their coach is the legendary Louis van Gaal. He has serious health problems, but these problems have not stopped him from preparing his men well for the qualifiers.
Expert Betting Tips
The Netherlands has played very poorly against Belgium in recent years. In eight games in a row, they have now failed to beat the Red Devils, with seven draws and one defeat in this stretch. Roberto Martinez's charges are also favorites to win the upcoming game, they will be playing on the home field, and their squad looks more efficient, although we will not see Thibaut Courtois. We can bet on Belgium to win for 2.344.
There is a good chance of a high-scoring encounter between two bright and attacking teams. Look at their performance in UEFA EURO 2022 qualifying: The Red Devils have scored 25 goals in eight games (3.13 goals per game on average), while the Orange have scored 33 goals in ten games (3.30 goals per game on average). Considering that the UEFA Nations League is more of a friendly tournament, a total over 2.5 for 1.877 might be a good bet.
Romelu Lukaku is one of the world's most prolific forwards, but his results have fallen sharply since his return to Chelsea. The Belgian scored just eight goals in 26 appearances in the EPL and three in the last three rounds. The 29-year-old continues to score goals for the Belgian national team and has scored 48 goals in 44 previous games. So, we suggest betting on a Romelu Lukaku goal for 2.00.
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