Iceland host Belgium in a UEFA Nations League conflict at Reykjavik on Friday, with the 2 sides trying to bounce again from losses of their respective earlier video games.
Roberto Martinez’s Belgium misplaced 2-1 to England at Wembley on Sunday night, with a deflected Mason Mount purpose proving to be the winner on the evening.
Belgium are actually a degree behind England on this group, and will certainly want a win in opposition to Iceland to proceed their quest to make the knockout levels of this competitors.
Iceland, then again, have misplaced all three video games they’ve performed to date. After a powerful battle of their first recreation, which they solely misplaced 1-0 to England, they’ve crumbled of their final two video games, conceding eight objectives.
They misplaced 3-0 to Denmark on Sunday, and in opposition to a aspect of Belgium’s high quality, Iceland might battle once more.
Iceland vs Belgium Head-to-Head
Belgium and Iceland have confronted one another 4 instances earlier than, with the Belgians successful all these video games.
They locked horns in Brussels a month in the past within the reverse fixture, which led to a snug 5-1 win to the Belgian Crimson Devils.
Belgium kind information: L-D-W-W-W
Iceland kind information: L-W-L-L-W
Iceland vs Belgium Crew Information
Kevin de Bruyne got here off early within the recreation in opposition to England, with Martinez calling it a precautionary change, after the Manchester Metropolis star “felt one thing”.
With that background, it’s unlikely that Belgium danger De Bruyne for this recreation. His spot within the beginning XI might both go to Anderlecht teen Yari Verschaeren or Brighton’s Leandro Trossard.
The again three may be in for a swap or two, with Leander Dendoncker probably slotting in there, instead of Toby Alderweireld. Jan Vertonghen has returned to Benfica, with an damage ruling him out of this recreation.
Accidents: Jan Vertonghen
Uncertain: Kevin de Bruyne
Iceland don’t have any accidents to cope with of their squad, so head coach Erik Hamren continues to have a full squad to select from. However by way of the standard obtainable to him, he’s unlikely to alter an excessive amount of from the Denmark recreation, though the end result did not go their means in that one.
Iceland vs Belgium Predicted Lineups
Iceland predicted XI (4-4-2): Hannes Thor Halldorsson, Victor Palsson, Kari Arnason, Ragnar Sigurdsson, Hordur Magnusson, Johan Berg Gudmunsson, Aron Gunnarsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Arnor Ingvi Traustason, Alfred Finnbogason, Gylfi Sigurdsson
Belgium predicted XI (3-4-3): Simon Mignolet; Leander Dendoncker, Jason Denayer, Dedryck Boyata; Thomas Meunier, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel, Timothy Castagne; Leandro Trossard, Romelu Lukaku, Yannick Carrasco
Iceland vs Belgium Prediction
Belgium can be eager to show that the reverse at Wembley was only a blip on the street for them, and bounce again with a win in opposition to Iceland. With all due respect to them, Iceland are the weakest workforce within the group, and they need to ideally be in for a hammering from the Belgians.
Prediction: Iceland 0-4 Belgium
Printed 13 Oct 2020, 00:38 IST