Iceland – Belgium
It’s time for some more Nations League action because on Wednesday Iceland will face Belgium in the capital Reykjavik. Here’s our preview for this game in the beautiful Icelandic capital.
Until recently Belgium were leaders in this group, but their 1-2 defeat against England sent them to second place. Right now the Red Devils are one point behind the English side, so they will try at least to keep this distance. For Belgium winning against Iceland is very important from strategic point of view.
Roberto Martinez’ team started the game at the Wembley pretty well actually. Romelu Lukaku scored the first goal in the match, but until the final whistle England scored twice and won the match. Martinez and his boys were dissapointed with the way this game went.
This was Belgium’s first loss in this group, so Martinez could be doing some changes. He has some interesting options from the bench, so don’t be surprised if you see Origi, Verschaeren, Doku and Dendoncker getting more playing time. Belgium remain one of the best teams in the group, but they need to at least keep this gap behind England.
Iceland suffered a serious 0-3 defeat from the hands of Denmark in their last Nations League game. It could be explained with the fact that few days before they had a very crucial playoff against Romania in the Euro 2020 qualifications. They gave their all against Romania, so it’s understandable why they were so shaky against Denmark. This game was not that important for them in this case.
What’s our conclusion in this preview for the Nations League game between Iceland and Belgium. We expect to see the Vikings in a better shape compared to their game against Denmark. As for the Red Devils they would be favourites against most of the teams in Europe at this moment.