Russia (@4.0) vs Belgium (@1.75)
16-11-2019

Our Prediction:

Belgium will win

Russia – Belgium Match Prediction | 16-11-2019 12:00

More injury concerns for Manchester City duo Vincent Kompany and Kevin de Bruyne mean both men miss out on the latest Belgium squad, as does Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel. Brandon Mechele and Leandro Trossard are the only uncapped outfield players in Belgium's 28-man squad. The only other player missing from the squad which faced Switzerland last time out is defender Christian Kabasele.

The expectations were that Dzagoev would leave Russia last winter to join an English Premier League side. The CSKA Moscow midfielder is the countrys most gifted midfielder. Everton were strongly linked with signing the CSKA midfielder but, with his club facing a major rebuild, Dzagoev opted to stay, for now, in Russia. Alan Dzagoev will likely feature in what will be Russias toughest test since Cherchesov took over.

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As Russia are hosting the 2018 World Cup they are not involved in the current qualifying process and have instead been testing themselves against some tricky opponents in friendlies. After suffering a 2-0 defeat at home against the Ivory Coast at the weekend, Russia need to improve if they are to pick up a positive result against Roberto Martinezs Belgium tomorrow evening.

Belgium had previously beaten Iceland home and away - Michy Batshuayi netting both goals in a 2-0 home win prior to the Switzerland game - as well as claiming a 2-1 home win against the Swiss. Defeat to Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League - which costs Belgium top spot in their group - was only their third since Euro 2016. In between, they drew 1-1 with the Netherlands in a friendly - Dries Mertens opening the scoring. Thorgan Hazard had fired the Belgians into a 2-0 lead but Switzerland hit five without reply to claim a stunning win.

Prediction Russia-Belgium: 2 (Odd )

Eden Hazard, who is likely to join Real Madrid this summer, will be yet another man to watch in the home team and the opposition defenders should have him at bay. The Kazaks experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Russia in their second group game and despite the fact that they crushed Scotland 3-0 in the opening match of their qualifying campaign, we are positive that Kevin De Bruyne and Co. will extend their winning run in Group I.

The team looked like it might go all the way in the World Cup, but their campaign was cut short in the semi-finals by eventual winners France. The golden generation of Belgium hasnt yet done justice to the immense talent they have on offer. The team fought well against the French, only to lose their shot at glory by a momentary lapse of concentration during a corner-kick, which Samuel Umtiti converted into the lone and winning goal.

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France vs Croatia Prediction

Expert Verdict: A rare defeat in their most recent match cost the World Cup's third-place finishers a shot at the UEFA Nations League title but Roberto Martinez's side are still in excellent shape and should qualify for Euro 2020 with ease. It is imperative, therefore, that they kick off with the expected of them - though it would be a big surprise, on home soil, if they did not.