Belgium – England World Cup Prediction
Both teams want to finish the competition on a good note by winning this small final.
State of form
While she had won all her matches since the start of the World Cup, Belgium finally fell from her cloud last Tuesday, dominated by France in the semi-finals (1-0). Previously, the Red Devils had finished top of their group, beating Panama (3-0), Tunisia (5-2) and England (1-0), before overthrowing Colombia in the 8th finals ( 1-1, 4-3 tab) and Sweden in 1/4 (2-0).
2nd in her pool behind Belgium, England first beat Tunisia (2-1) and Panama (6-1), but fell to the Belgians on Matchday 3 (1-0). Not at all demobilized by this failure, the Three Lions then got a complicated qualification against Colombia in the round of 16, on penalties (1-1, 4-3 tab). Then, Harry Kane’s teammates quietly eliminated Sweden in the quarterfinals (2-0), before finally losing to Croatia in extra time in the 1/2 (2-1 ap).
Headcount for Belgium – England
After shoving his system against France following the suspension of Meunier, Belgium should find his eleven-type for this small final that could allow him to get a 3rd place in history history of Belgian football. Courtois will lead his defense to three Alderweireld-Kompany-Vertonghen, Meunier (return suspension) and Chadli will start at the pistons, Witsel and Fellaini will be associated in the midfield, as the trio Hazard-De Bruyne-Lukaku ahead.
Played in 3-5-2 since the start of the tournament, England should rely on the same men, although there are some uncertainties on the side of the workforce. At the pistol positions, Trippier (out injured) and Young (who came out and appeared tired) should leave their place respectively to Alexander-Arnold and Rose. The creators Alli and Lingard will have the mission to feed the doublet Kane-Sterling ahead. Uncertain, Walker and Henderson trained Friday but could slip on the bench.
Probable compositions for Belgium – England (appointment at 15h for the official songs):
Belgium: Courtois – Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen – Miller, Witsel, Fellaini, Chadli – De Bruyne, Lukaku (or Batshuayi), Hazard.
England: Pickford – Walker (or Cahill), Stones, Maguire – Alexander-Arnold (or Trippier), Alli, Henderson (or Dier), Lingard, Rose – Kane, Sterling (or Rashford).
Disappointed by its failure in 1/2, Belgium can smile again by winning this small final against a team from England she has already dominated chicken. Victory of Belgium
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