UEFA Nations League: Belgium vs France | Match Preview and Prediction
Belgium and France will put up a high-voltage show against each other when they battle it out in the semi-final of the Nations League on Thursday night.
France have not been at their best since winning the 2018 FIFA World cup. The Les Blues are yet to win the Euro Championship after being ousted by Portugal in Euro 2016 final and by Switzerland in 2020 Euro quarter-final.
Their World Cup qualifying campaign have been disappointing as well, in every game they had to make a comeback after going behind in both matches.
While world no. 1 Belgium are yet to win an international trophy. Their golden generation hasn’t lived up to the expectation and are quickly running out before they could win any.
France vs Belgium: Head-to-Head
|10 Jul 2018||France 1-0 Belgium||World Cup|
|07 Jun 2015||France 2-3 Belgium||International Friendly|
|14 Aug 2013||Belgium 0-0 France||International Friendly|
|15 Nov 2011||France 0-0 Belgium||International Friendly|
|18 Feb 2004||Belgium 0-2 France||International Friendly|
Belgium vs France: Form Guide
Belgium vs France: Trivia
- France and Belgium are meeting after three years, last time they clashed was back in the 2018 World Cup
- Belgium are yet to win an official game against France, the last time they won was back in the 1981 World Cup
- One of the most embarrassing defeats Belgium faced at the hands of France when they fired five past Belgium in 1984 Euros
- However, the head-to-head game favors Belgium with 30 wins and France has 25
Belgium vs France: Flashback
Belgium vs France: Predicted XI
Belgium Predicted XI (3-4-3): Thibaut Courtois; Toby Alderweireld, Dedryck Boyata, Jan Vertonghen; Timothy Castagne, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel, Yannick Carrasco; Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard
France Predicted XI (4-3-3): Hugo Lloris, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Hernandez, Paul Pogba, Jordan Veretout, Aurelien Tchouameni, Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe
Belgium vs France: Prediction
Belgium are in desperate need of an international trophy and have done a great job in previous games. While France has failed to put up a class performance with a star-studded squad.
This will be an enthralling affair between both the nations, and Belgium has a slight advantage, as France are without N'Golo Kante, and Belgium will fully utilize this opportunity.
Prediction: Belgium 3-1 France