England visited Denmark in their last match of the UEFA Nations League back in September, when, unfortunately, they failed to justify the role of a slight favorite, as they come with a 0:0 draw.
This match, more or less, went by in balance between these two, with the Danish side being slightly more aggressive during the first part, but not nearly enough to change the scoreline. The English were in a similar state during this clash, they chose to stay in the back, so a goalless match was a logical outcome.
They are drawn in a group with previously mentioned Denmark, Belgium, and Iceland, currently positioned at 2nd place with four points, as they recorded a victory against Iceland in round one with a minimal result.
The home side will miss midfielder Foden (1/0, Man City), forwards Sterling (58/13, Man City), and Greenwood (1/0, Man Utd), compared to the previous call-up, maintaining the core of the team well for this one.
The Belgians are putting up quite an appearance in this campaign, as they have a perfect score so far. In the first round, they defeated Denmark with 0:2 away, and in their last match, completely outplayed visitors from Iceland, with a 5:1 victory.
They conceded first, in the 10th minute of the encounter, but from that point on, there was only one team on the field. The hosts quickly responded with an equalizer, only three minutes later, and when the halftime whistle sounded, had a 2:1 lead. In the continuation, the Belgians were effective three more times and routinely brought this match to an end, not letting any surprises to occur.
They are in the 1st place in the group, looking quite confident, but the English have the potential for effectiveness, and for sure, an interesting one is ahead.
Goalkeeper Courtious (79/0, Real Madrid), midfielders Chadli (59/8, Basaksehir), Thorgan Hazard (28/4, Dortmund), forwards Eden Hazard (106/32, Real Madrid), Mertens (92/20, Napoli) aren’t in the team this time compared to the previous call-up.
Only a sparkle is needed
The English have to approach this clash more aggressively if they want to be competitive against excellent visitors. Both teams have a huge offensive potential, and only one goal is needed to turn this encounter into a close to a goalscoring rhapsody.