UEFA Nations League 2022: Belgium vs Netherlands | Match Preview and Prediction
Another riveting fixture sees Belgium play the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League on Friday night at Stade Roi Baudouin stadium.
Belgium's Golden Generation are still waiting for its first international trophy, and time may be running out since the players are in their 30s, and the UEFA Nations League and Qatar World Cup may be their last possibilities. Belgium reached the Nations League semi-finals last season but were defeated 3-2 by France after being 2-0 up.
In 2018, the Netherlands lost the first edition of the UEFA Nations League against Portugal 1-0. However, they are on the same mission as Belgium and have an enticing group that can outperform expectations. De Jong, Memphis Depay, and Van Dijk are capable of lifting this squad and have the potential to rub shoulders with their opponents.
Belgium vs Netherlands: Head-to-Head
|16 Oct 2018||Belgium 1-1 Netherlands||International Friendly|
|09 Nov 2016||Netherlands 1-1 Belgium||International Friendly|
|15 Aug 2012||Belgium 4-1 Netherlands||International Friendly|
|29 May 2004||Netherlands 0-1 Belgium||International Friendly|
|20 Aug 2003||Belgium 1-1 Netherlands||International Friendly|
Belgium vs Netherlands: Form Guide
Belgium vs Netherlands: Predicted Lineup
Netherlands Predicted XI (3-5-2): Mark Flekken; Virgil van Dijk, Mattijs de Ligt, Nathan Ake; Daley Blind, Denzel Dumfries, Teun Koopmeiners, Frenkie de Jong, Steven Berghuis; Memphis Depay, Wout Weghorst.
Belgium Predicted XI (3-5-2): Koen Casteels; Jan Vertonghen, Dedryck Boyata, Toby Alderweireld; Thomas Meunier, Yannick Carrasco, Axel Witsel, Youri Tielemans, Kevin De Bruyne; Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku
Belgium vs Netherlands: Prediction
Belgium have a superior squad on paper, with a mix of experience and skilled players, who can pull strings with the likes of Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard.
Meanwhile, the Netherlands will have to show themselves if they are to upset one of football's most talented squads.
Belgium appears to be the stronger side and will give the Netherlands a run for their money in this match.