The Belgian national team continues to dominate in a group which they share with Denmark, England, and already relegated Iceland, as they hold the leading place, having four victories and one loss since the beginning of the campaign.
In their latest clash at home against England, they recorded a 2:0 victory, showing how a team should play with the ball to their feet. Tielemans in the 10th and Mertens in the 24th minute brought their team a double lead, which the Belgians successfully preserved until the end of the encounter, as the English side looked too passive to do something significant in this match.
Goalkeeper Mignolet (29/0, Club Brugge), defenders Vermaelen (78/2, Kobe), Castagne (11/2, Leicester), midfielders Saelemaekers (1/0, Milan), Carrasco (44/6, Atletico Madrid), forwards Eden Hazard (106/32, Real Madrid) and Trossard (3/0) won’t be included into the team this time.
Denmark is doing their job in the UEFA Nations League campaign, as they have three consecutive victories behind them. In their latest clash, having some difficulties, they defeated relegated Iceland with a 2:1 result, in Copenhagen.
They did manage to take the lead first from the penalty in the 12th minute but didn’t leave the impression of a strong favorite. In fact, this match was very close to a draw, as the visitors leveled up in the 85th, but having a huge dose of luck, the Danes were provided with the penalty in the second minute of added time. They have two points less than Belgium.
The guests miss defenders Stryger Larsen (31/1, Udinese), Sviatchenko (5/1, Midtjylland), midfielders Falk (2/0, Copenhagen), Lerager (10/1, Genoa), plus forwards Dolberg (22/5, Nice) and Skov (8/4, Hoffenheim) compared to previous call-ups.
Obvious quality gap
On paper, the Danish side is looking like they are in great form, but in my eyes, that isn’t a fact that should be taken into account. They are in three matches winning streak, but with difficulties in every single one of them. On the contrary to the Belgians, that is looking quite confident, with great fluidity in their play. Three goals between these two nations shouldn’t be much of the task, especially since the Danes can’t afford actually to stay at the back. Even if they do, the hosts are capable of scoring three, giving us a decent value this time.