Belgium vs Switzerland Betting Tips
With a collection of nine victories in their last ten matches, Belgium just did not have a quiet preparation for Friday’s showdown because all the attention of the press turned to the news surrounding a possible transfer of midfielder Eden Hazard to Chelsea.
Not that this was a novelty. It had been ventilated since the end of the 2017/2018 season. It did not materialize in the transfer window of the European summer, but after a sequence of failures of Real Madrid, that remained four matches without making a goal even between commitments of the Spanish Championship and of the Champions League of Europe, returned to appear in the headlines of the local press.
Of course, it was a way for local top men to distract attention from the club’s bad campaign. Even because it is not possible to hire any player before January 2019. However, transactions that exceed 100 million euros, as would be the case of Hazard, attract attention. And the player made it clear that he has an interest in wearing Real’s shirt. At last, hunger was added with the desire to eat.
Faced with this situation, everything else became secondary. Even the differences between Roberto Martinez, coach of the Belgian national team and club coaches. Martinez, who had already gone on a collision course with his club colleagues for calling on athletes who were injured, now displeased Tottenham’s Argentine Maurício Pochettino for revealing information deemed confidential.
Defender Jan Vertonghen is right on the Belgian roster. This time he can not be called for being bruised. Tottenham, however, does not reveal the expected deadline for the return of their athletes. Martinez did not hold the tongue and spoke of the six-week forecast period for the defender’s return. Pochettino made it clear that he did not like it.
Problems of relationship aside, Martinez has at his disposal for the game this Friday and for the friendly against the Netherlands on October 16 the following players:
Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels, Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels;
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld, Dedryck Boyata, Jason Denayer, Christian Kabasele, Vincent Kompany, Brandon Mechele, Thomas Vermaelen;
Socks: Yannick Carrasco, Timothy Castagne, Nacer Chadli, Marouane Fellaini, Thomas Meunier, Dennis Praet, Youri Tielemans, Hans Vanaken, Axel Witsel
Attackers: Michy Batshuayi, Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens, Leandro Trossard.
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With a much more diplomatic style, coach Vladimir Petkovic preferred to play cautiously against Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki and Schalke striker Breel Embolo. They presented with lesions considered mild. However, to avoid aggravating problems, they have been released and released for treatment by their clubs. David von Ballmoos and Renato Steffen, respectively, were called for the vacancies.
Van Balmoos has been standing out in the Young Boys, who finished last season with the hemegonia of Basel in the Swiss Superliga and goes on calmly towards the national bicampeonato. The athlete is 23 years old and appears for the first time in the main selection. Steffen, 26, who plays for Wolfsburg, has had five previous calls. The most recent of them in 2017 when Switzerland went 1-0 through Latvia. It stood on the bench.
In the first round of the League of Nations of Europe, the Swiss applied a thrashing of 6 to 0 in Iceland. As a complement to its schedule in September, Switzerland made friendly against England. It was beat by 1 to 0.
In the 27 times they met, Belgium was the winner 13 times. The Swiss won eight games and six draws. The most recent match was the friendly which the Belgians won 2-1 in 2016. Before, they had been in the same group in the qualifiers for the 1990 World Cup. At home, Belgium made 1-0. In Switzerland, there was a draw for 2 to 2.
Final prediction for Belgium vs Switzerland.The two teams have solid tactical structure and have been collecting good results. With superior technical ability and at home, Belgium appear as the best option for the prognosis in the victory.
Bet Tips: Belgium wins