Belgium vs Wales prediction, betting tips & odds
Belgium vs Wales prediction, betting tips & odds

Belgium vs Wales prediction, betting tips & odds

Kick-off: 1945, 22/09/2022

Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium

TV: Premier Sports

Wales have a decent record against Belgium but Thursday’s Nations League clash in Brussels looks set to be a tough test for the Dragons.

They are bottom of Group A4 and struggling to avoid relegation, whereas the Red Devils will be looking to challenge Holland for top spot.

We like 23/10 for a home win and both teams to score as our first Belgium vs Wales prediction.

Belgium Odds

Belgium have faced an uphill battle to qualify for the finals since opening up with a 4-1 defeat by the Dutch at this venue.

Roberto Martinez’s men took their frustrations out on Poland when romping to a 6-1 win here, albeit after Robert Lewandowski had opened the scoring.

That was followed by a 1-1 draw in Wales, where Youri Tielemans put the Red Devils ahead on 51 minutes but Brennan Johnson levelled late on.

Michy Batshuayi then grabbed the only goal of the game away to Poland to keep Belgium three points adrift of pacesetters Netherlands, who they visit on Sunday.

Martinez is without Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke and Divock Origi, so may have to rely on Dries Mertens and Batshuayi up front.

However, their stellar midfield, which features a red-hot Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, Tielemans and Axel Witsel, should still be too strong for Wales.

Manchester City star De Bruyne is usually at his best around this time of year, before suffering wear and tear as the club season progresses.

He has scored 13 of his 24 international goals in September, October or November, so Belgium vs Wales odds.

Wales Odds

Wales can be forgiven for getting off to a slow start in this pool, losing 2-1 to Poland and Holland in their opening couple of games.

Those matches came either side of a delayed World Cup play-offs clash with Ukraine, which the Dragons won to reach Qatar 2022.

Rob Page’s side rallied to take a point off Belgium, who they also drew with on home turf in last November’s World Cup qualifier.

Wales also seemed set to share the spoils with Netherlands in Rotterdam when coming from 2-0 down to level things up through Gareth Bale in the 92nd minute.

However, there was still time for Memphis Depay to snatch a dramatic decider at De Kuip.

Page received a double blow ahead of this trip, with Tottenham defender Ben Davies and Swansea midfielder Joe Allen pulling out.

Bale and Dan James will still be a threat up front, though, while Johnson has been impressing for Nottingham Forest in the Premier League.

The 21-year-old has netted twice already this term, adding to international goals versus Belgium and Holland.

Let’s take a punt on Johnson to score at any time in this match at 4/1 to finish off our Belgium vs Wales betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

Poland 0-1 BELGIUM – Michy Batshuayi

Netherlands 3-2 WALES – Brennan Johnson, Gareth Bale

Head-to-head: Wales 1-1 Belgium, Wales 1-1 Belgium, Belgium 3-1 Wales, Wales 3-1 Belgium

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