Wales vs. Belgium
September 22, 2022 2:45 pm EDT
The Line: Belgium -300 / Crotia +195 // Total: 2.5
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Belgium and Wales face off on Thursday in a League A Group 4 UEFA Nations League showdown at King Baudouin Stadium. When these two teams faced off on June 11th, the two teams played to a 1-1 draw.
Belgium currently sits in second place in the standings, having picked up seven points. The last game for Belgium came against Poland on June 14th, and they were able to secure the 1-0 victory. Belgium had four shots on target and 69 percent of the possession on the way to the victory. Kevin De Bruyne is back with the team and is expected to go in this game. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is also back in net for Belgium, and that is a big boost for the defense. Eden Hazard is also expected to start, and this is a game where they need to be aggressive. If they can push numbers forward, that would be a big help for their chances to secure the victory in this game.
On the other side of this matchup is Wales, who sit in 4th place in the standings having picked up one point. Wale’s last game came on June 14th against the Netherlands, and the defense really struggled in that game, giving up three goals. They tied the game up with a goal in the 92nd minute, but that only held for a minute as they gave up a goal in minute 93 and were defeated. The Wales are also getting some key pieces back for this game. Gareth Bale is expected to be back in this game and that is a big boost for the offense. Neco Williams and Rhys Norrington-Davies are also expected to be back in the starting lineup in this game.
Belgium is the better team in this game, and they are going to find success in this game. I expect a big game from Kevin De Bruyne, and the Wales aren’t going to have any answer from him. This should be a pretty comfortable victory from Belgium, and they will get the job done. Back Belgium -1.5 to cash.