Belgium and France meet in Italy on Thursday at 7:45pm (UK time) looking to reach the UEfA Nations League final.
Both nations will have been disappointed by their finishes at Euro 2020, but the Nations League provides an opportunity for some (minor) silverware ahead of next year’s World Cup.
The World Champions France would be hoping to progress to the next round when they face fellow European giants Belgium in the UEFA Nations League.
The European giants France are the huge favourites to emerge victorious due to their previous records and results against Belgium.
The France Superstars which include Hugo Lloris, Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane, Andrea Rabiot and Karim Benzema are all expected to face Belgium.The France players, fringe players and coaching staffs have arrived in camp ahead of their crucial match against Belgium.
The likes of Anthony Martial, Antonio Griezmann, Lucas Digne, Theo Hernandez, Lucas Hernandez and Benjamin Pavard, Jules Kounde and Dayot Upamecano have all arrived in camp.
Let’s take a look at some reasons why France is expected to defeat Belgium;
1. BENZEMA’S FORM: The France and Real Madrid Striker Karim Benzema would be hoping to continue his incredible goal-scoring form when they face Belgium.The 31 years old France attacker is expected to feature against Belgium.
3. MBAPPE’S FORM: The France and Paris Saint Germain winger Kylian Mbappe would also be hoping to continue his incredible form when they face Belgium.The France winger is expected to be named in starting line up for their crucial encounter against Belgium.4.DESCHAMP’S TACTICS: The France head coach Didier Deschamps is expected to use a 4-3-3 formation for their crucial match against Belgium. The France head coach Didier Deschamps is expected to use Antonio Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe in wings position in order to create chances for the attacker.