Iceland vs. Belgium 10/14/20 UEFA Nations League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iceland 0-0-3, Belgium 2-0-1
10/14/20 2:45 pm
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Iceland is hosting Belgium at Laugardalsvollur in round 4 in the UEFA Nations League.
Iceland has won only 1 of their last 4 games, and that was a friendly match against Romania. In their 3 games in the Nations League so far, Iceland has lost all three of those games while conceding 9 goals during this stretch. Iceland has scored only 1 goal in the Nations League so far. With 0 points, 1 scored goal, and 9 conceded goals, Iceland is in the last place in the standings. In their latest match against Denmark at home, Iceland has had only 33% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 73% of the correct passes. Iceland was a much weaker team in this match, and they have lost this game 0-3. Iceland might be playing well against the weaker teams, but when they are put against the stronger teams, Iceland’s defensive philosophy falls apart. The good news for Iceland is that they still have a chance at qualifying for the Euro Cup next year, but in order to that, Iceland will need to beat Hungary next month.
Belgium has been playing incredibly well, even in their last game against England, but unfortunately for them, they weren’t able to win. Belgium has had 54% of ball possession in that game, 2 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and high 88% of the correct passes. Belgium got ahead in the 16th minute from a penalty spot, but England was able to tie the result before half time. Belgium conceded another goal in the 64th minute, but they weren’t able to turn any of their chances into goals. Belgium has lost this match 1-2. With 6 points, 8 scored goals, and 3 conceded goals, Belgium is in 2nd place in the group in the Nations League. Batshuayi and Mertens have each scored 2 goals, while Lukaku, Denayer, Doku, and Witsel each added 1 goal for Belgium so far. De Bruyne has 2 assists, while Mertens and Verschaeren added 1 assist each. Belgium has won second place in the last World Cup in Russia, and if they can stay healthy, Belgium will be one of the biggest favorites to win the Euro Cup next year, and if they do, it will be completely deserved. Belgium is missing two of their best players, the Hazard brothers, but hopefully, they will be ready and in good form before the Euro Cup starts next year.
Iceland and Belgium have played 6 times against each other in the past, and Belgium has won all 6 of those games. Iceland can play solid defense, but they will have a tough time competing against the team with so much firepower like Belgium. I’m taking Belgium on the road and the goals.