The decider for League A Group 2 rankings takes place this week in the UEFA Nations League. Current leaders Belgium play host to side Denmark against second-placed Denmark. The match schedules for Wednesday at Den Dreef with kickoff at 10:45 pm.
Belgium is currently two points ahead of their opponents in this winner-takes-all tie. Both sides have a lot at stake with a win guaranteeing one of the side a spot in the finals in next year competition.
After losing once to the Three Lions at Wembley last month, Belgium did not make any mistake on Sunday with a 2-0 win. Youri Tieleman’s opening the scoring affair with a deflected shot past Pickford. It followed with an impressive freekick shot by Mertens that sealed the fate for England in the competition.
The October’s defeat to Three Lions remains the only loss of Belgium in the UEFA Nations League 2020-21 competition. Martinez’s men have four of their five matches in the group stages and chalking up to 12 goals. It remains the highest goal-scoring tally in all four leagues.
Despite picking the three points against Iceland, it proved not an easy task for the Scandinavians who were pushed to the edge in the clash. Christina Eriksen broke the deadlock while Vidar Kjartansson sealed the equalizing goal to make both sides share spoils in a high close encounter.
Belgium vs Denmark Head to Head
Both sides have six games against each other with Belgium taking home two wins while Denmark with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Belgium 2-0 England
Belgium 2-1 Switzerland
Iceland 1-2 Belgium
England 2-1 Belgium
Belgium 1-1 Ivory Coast
Denmark 2-1 Iceland
Denmark 2-0 Sweden
England 0-1 Denmark
Iceland 0-3 Denmark
Denmark 4-0 Faroe Islands
Belgium Team News
Martinez will be without the services of Witsel and Meunier who picked their second bookings during their clash with England. Thomas Foket might have to fill the void in the right-hand side. Dennis Praet might step in to fill the void on the left by Witsel.
Denmark Team News
Denmark keeps piling up injuries with the latest one being the serious head injury of goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel. However, Hjulmand affirmed that Leicester City’s skipper was not knocked unconscious. After serving one-match suspension, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is available for selection.
Prediction and Odds
A winner takes it all battle proves to produce a high countering game for both teams with good forms of late.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5