Belgium take on Poland at the King Baudouin Stadium on Wednesday evening, 8 June, in the second leg of the UEFA Nations League. A win for the favourites? Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at download 1xbet.
The Belgians won their World Cup qualifying group by a comfortable margin, finishing top in the autumn. In 8 games they scored 20 points, scored 25 goals and conceded 6. That would have been fine, but this stellar generation of hosts have not achieved any success at major international tournaments (not to mention bronze medals at the Russian Mundial). Last summer, the Tricolours reached the quarter-finals of the Euros, where they crashed out against Italy 1-2.
In the previous UEFA Nations League cycle, Belgium reached the semi-finals but were eliminated at the feet of eventual champions France. The Red Devils easily beat Burkina Faso 3-0 in a friendly in March, but Robert Martinez’s men suffered a shock 1-4 defeat at home to the Netherlands in the opening round of the current competition last week.
The Eagles failed to progress past the group stage at the 2018 FIFA World Cup before falling just short of the quartet again at UEFA EURO 2020. Czeslaw Michnevic will face Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Argentina in the group stage of the World Cup in Qatar, but the focus for now is on the UEFA Nations League. Poland finished third in Group 1 of League A in the 2020-21 season.
The visitors have lost just one of their last ten games in all competitions, and at the end of March they beat Sweden 2-0 in the play-offs for the Mundial in Qatar. Last week the Poles beat Wales 2-1 in the opening round of the Nations League, thanks to goals from Kaminski and Swiderski (2.2).
The last time they faced each other was in the Euro 2008 qualifying, when Poland were twice beaten (0-1 and 2-0).
Belgium vs Poland
The hosts crashed their last game against the Netherlands, looking like a pale shadow of themselves. The lack of spirit on the part of the players may have an impact, but they will have no problem now as they will be keen to rehabilitate themselves in front of their fans after that humiliating fiasco. Martinez’s squad would be the envy of any coach in the world, and there is no doubt that the coach will field the full strength. The Poles, on the other hand, are in good form, having lost just 1 of their last 10 games. Lewandowski and Zielinski will be the soloists in the attack, and they will score for sure. We’re betting on both goals.