Kick-off: 1945, 08/09/2020
Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
Belgium have won all 11 previous encounters with Iceland and are expected to continue that trend in Tuesday night’s Nations League clash.
The Red Devils prevailed 2-0 and 3-0 when these teams met in the inaugural staging of this competition and remain in red-hot form for this renewal.
Another clinical triumph is anticipated, but goals haven’t generally been flowing in the tournament so far, which is understandable given the timing.
Let’s go with 87/100 for a home win and under 3.5 in the game for our first Belgium vs Iceland prediction.
A Look At Belgium’s Betting Odds
Belgium were on the front foot from the outset when kicking off their campaign with a confident 2-0 victory in Denmark.
Jason Denayer’s near-post flick from a ninth-minute corner put them ahead and Dries Mertens coolly slotted in a second-half effort.
Simon Mignolet had to make one solid save from Christian Eriksen, but the Red Devils were otherwise rarely troubled.
Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard weren’t needed as Roberto Martinez’s side produced a mature display to record an 11th successive triumph in all competitions.
Martinez told UEFA: “It was a difficult start to the game for us, but my team’s reaction in the second half was very good.”
Belgium have scored 42 goals and conceded just three in their current winning run, so a comfortable clean-sheet victory is on the cards.
A Look At Iceland’s Betting Odds
Iceland’s 1-0 home loss to England was a lacklustre affair which only burst into life in the closing stages.
Despite being down to 10 men following the dismissal of Kyle Walker, the Three Lions went ahead via a Raheem Sterling penalty in stoppage time.
Sverrir Ingason saw red for the handball which led to that spot-kick, but Iceland were given the chance to hit straight back when Joe Gomez bundled Holmbert Fridjonsson over in the box.
However, Birkir Bjarnason blazed over the bar from 12 yards to leave the hosts feeling heartbroken.
Manager Erik Hamren moaned: “I’ve been a coach over 40 years and this feels like one of the worst defeats.
“We knew we had to be good at defending, we knew we were playing a good team and we knew we had to be really good together – and we did. Tactically we did.
“We didn’t create so much in offence, but I have to say, they didn’t either.”
Our Boys will no doubt again sit back and get numbers behind the ball here, but that could be dangerous against opponents playing with such self-belief.
Romelu Lukaku bagged a brace when the Red Devils won 3-0 in Reykjavik two years ago and 12/5 for him to break the deadlock here is added to our Belgium vs Iceland betting tips.
Denmark 0-2 BELGIUM – Jason Denayer, Dries Mertens
ICELAND 0-1 England
Head-to-head: Belgium 2-0 Iceland, Iceland 0-3 Belgium, Belgium 3-1 Iceland, Belgium 4-0 Iceland
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