Belgium – Iceland
Belgium hosts Iceland at the Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussel in a match from Group 2 of League A of the Nations League. We are going to preview this game for you in the next paragraphs, so let’s get to work.
Belgium proved why they were favourites and started their Nations League campaign with a win. The Red Devils paid a visit to Denmark in Copenhagen and achieved a convincing 2-0 win. Jason Denayer scored the first one for the Belgians in the first half, while after the halftime break Dries Mertens made the Danes give up with a second goal in the 76th minute.
There’s no doubt that Belgium are the favourites to win Group 2, alongside England. Both teams scored wins in their first matches for the 2020/21 seasons of the Nations League.
Against Denmark Roberto Martinez left Eden Hazard on the bench and didn’t use Real Madrid’s star at all in the game. It doesn’t mean he won’t be playing against Iceland, though. Let’s wait and see what Martinez will decide.
Iceland didn’t have the same luck in their first game. The Vikings hosted England in the capital Reykjavik, but suffered a 0-1 defeat against the Three Lions. It was really unlucky for Iceland, because the British team scored its winner in the 91th minute. They were awarded a penalty kick and Manchester City’s ace Raheem Sterling scored the winning goal.
The centre back Sverrir Ingi Ingason won’t be avaliable for selection for the next game. PAOK’s defender was sent off against England, so he’s suspended now.
That’s our preview for the Nations League game between Belgium and Iceland on Tuesday. We all expect to see the Red Devils recording their second win in this group, but have it in mind it wasn’t easy for England against Iceland. They are a tough team.