The King Baudouin Stadium will be the venue for the opening match of the Nationals League between two of the strongest European football teams Belgium and the Netherlands.
The kick-off is scheduled for 19:45 CEST.
Belgium vs Netherlands match preview
Roberto Martínez will ensure that his star lineup goes into the Nations League with the right attitude.
This is especially important after Kevin De Bruyne was quoted as saying that the Nations League is excessive and has a negative effect on players because it inflates their football calendar.
Martinez will make sure his players are not distracted ahead of Friday’s tough game against Oranje.
Belgium will also be aware that it is time to make good on the promise of the golden generation as they also prepare for the World Cup this November.
Louis van Gaal is hoping for a winning start to the Nations League for the Oranje as the team prepares for its World Cup opener against Senegal in November and other Group A matches, including encounters with Ecuador and Qatar.
Friday’s match against Belgium is an important opening game in the Nations League and possibly the most difficult on paper, as the other games are against Poland and Wales.
Louis van Gaal is hoping to gain a psychological advantage with an away win against their main opponent in League A Group 4 of the Nations League.
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Belgium vs Netherlands prediction
Belgium will dominate the game with a lot of possession and set the tempo with its patient build-up play.
Oranje will also try to build the game from the back and dominate the ball by pressing further up the pitch and making sure Belgium can not break away with the ball.
Given the form and quality of both teams, a draw with goals is the preferred result in this match.
Our betting pick: BTTS
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