Belgium vs Switzerland / League of Nations – This is a big derby in League of Nations A in Group 2, given that both Belgium and Switzerland recorded victories in the first matches. Both teams have mastered Iceland and that was to be expected, although all three teams played the World Cup in Russia. The Belgians have defeated the Icelanders with 3-0, and Switzerland has done it twice convincing on their field and thus showed their strength. It is clear that one of these two teams will win the first place, which last time met in 2016 and then Belgium celebrated in a friendly match with 2-1.
Belgium vs Switzerland begins 12.10.2018 at 20:45 CET
Some of the best European teams have not taken this competition in the League of Nations most seriously, which is not the case in Belgium. The team that was first at FIFA rankings did not break the reputation after the World Cup in Russia, where they reached the semi-finals and were not able to do over the later world champions of France. That is why they defeated England and won third place, and after Russia they have made two more triumphs.
They were first defeated in a friendly match by Scotland as guests with 4-0, while they in the first round of the League of Nations celebrated against Iceland with 3-0. The results clearly show that Belgium is still in excellent rhythm and that they are scoring goals easily, while they have not received any goals since the World Cup semi-finals. Coach Martinez has experimented with the composition against Scotland, while he played with the strongest forces in Iceland, except for the injured de Bruyne, who will not be able to perform, as well as Vertonghena.
Probable lineups Belgium: Courtois – Alderweireld, Kompany, Vermaelen – Meunier, Tielemans, Witsel, Carrasco – Mertens, E.Hazard – R.Lukaku
Switzerland has, with the team of Spain, had the most dominant start in the League of Nations and they thus showed that they have great ambitions in this competition. They were not overly shaken by the elimination in the round of sixteen of the World Cup in Russia, where they wanted to make at least a step further, but were stopped by Sweden. In the first round of the League of Nations, they welcomed Iceland and celebrated with 6-0 and all six goals were scored by different shooters. The fact that coach Petkovic made a small cut after the World Cup was not felt in their game and he left out Behrami and Dzemaili.
They played perfectly in their duel with Iceland and they are particularly pleased that all the players that jumped in the team instead of the above mentioned, played great. After Iceland, Switzerland has played a friendly match with England at Wembley, and they were defeated with 1-0 even though they had a very good resistance. Djourou now returns to the team in that match, and there were several more changes. Now they cannot count on the injured goalkeeper Burki and striker Embolo, while Djourou will be absent again, as well as Mehmedi, Mbabu and Lichtsteiner.
Probable lineups Switzerland: Sommer – Lang, Schar, Akanji, R.Rodriguez – Zakaria, G.Xhaka – Zuber, Shaqiri, Al.Ajeti – Seferovic
Belgium vs Switzerland PICK
Belgium is also in excellent form after the World Cup and considering that they are in almost complete composition, we believe that they can continue at this rhythm. Switzerland is a very unpleasant rival, but it will be very difficult for them against Belgium, especially because they have problems with absences.
Pick: Asian Handicap -1 Belgium
Odds: 1.78 at pinnacle (down to 1.68 can be played)
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