Belgium vs Spain
Date: Thursday; 1-September-2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels.
Live Stream link : 24livesports.online/stream-2/
It will be a clash of the titans, when Belgium and Spain face off against each other on Thursday at King Badouin Stadium. This international friendly game will be the first game for the new managers piloting the football affairs of the 2 nations. Belgium’s new coach Roberto Martinez will be assisted by Thierry Henry, while Julen Lopetegui will be Vicene del Bosque’s successor for Spain.
Belgium exited the European Championship in the quarter final at the hands of Wales, this lead to the dismissal of Marc Wilmots. The Belgians were impressive in the Euros, winning 3-0, 1-0 and 4-0 over Rep of Ireland, Sweden and Hungary respectively. They were no match for Gareth Bale and co as they scored 3 past the Belgian goalkeeper.
After the retirement of Del Bosque, Lopetegui has a big shoe to fill as he takes over as the La Roja head coach. The new coach has omitted ten players from the squad that lost to Italy in the Euro 2016. They now hope to maintain their dominance over. Belgium as they. Prepare for the World Cup qualifiers against Liechtenstein.
Belgium vs Spain: Head to Head Statistics
Spain have dominated their last 7 meetings against Belgium, they have won 6 and drawn 1. Spain have lost only 3 games to Belgium in their previous 11 games. Also Spain have claimed victory in their last 4 games together, they have also scored at least 2 goals in the last 4 games.
Belgium vs Spain: Prediction
Belgium had a better outing than Spain, they stayed up till the Quarter finals, before losing 3-1 to Wales. The game will surely be entertaining as there are no favourites in the game, but Spain will hope to extend their winning streak against Belgium to 5.
I expect a hard fought win for the Belgian side but the game could also end in draw.
|09 Oct 1921||Spain v Belgium||W||2-0||International Friendly|
|04 Feb 1923||Belgium v Spain||L||1-0||International Friendly|
|02 Jan 1949||Spain v Belgium||D||1-1||International Friendly|
|10 Jun 1951||Belgium v Spain||D||3-3||International Friendly|
|19 Mar 1953||Spain v Belgium||W||3-1||International Friendly|
|31 Mar 1957||Belgium v Spain||W||0-5||International Friendly|
|02 Dec 1962||Belgium v Spain||D||1-1||International Friendly|
|01 Dec 1963||Spain v Belgium||L||1-2||International Friendly|
|11 Dec 1968||Spain v Belgium||D||1-1||FIFA World Cup|
|23 Feb 1969||Belgium v Spain||L||2-1||FIFA World Cup|
|15 Jun 1980||Belgium v Spain||L||2-1||UEFA European Championship|
|16 Dec 1981||Spain v Belgium||W||2-0||International Friendly|
|19 Feb 1986||Spain v Belgium||W||3-0||International Friendly|
|22 Jun 1986||Belgium v Spain||L||1-1||FIFA World Cup|
|21 Jun 1990||Belgium v Spain||W||1-2||FIFA World Cup|
|17 Dec 1994||Belgium v Spain||W||1-4||UEFA European Championship|
|29 Mar 1995||Spain v Belgium||D||1-1||UEFA European Championship|
|09 Oct 2004||Spain v Belgium||W||2-0||FIFA World Cup|
|08 Oct 2005||Belgium v Spain||W||0-2||FIFA World Cup|
|15 Oct 2008||Belgium v Spain||W||1-2||FIFA World Cup|
|05 Sep 2009||Spain v Belgium||W||5-0||FIFA World Cup|
Belgium vs Spain: Betting Tips
Belgium win draw no bet
First half ends in draw
Over 1.5 goals