Belgium will take on Russia in the Group B match of the UEFA Euro 2020 on 12th June/ 13th June (IST), at the Gazprom Arena in St. Petersburg. Both the teams would be eyeing a winning start in their Euro 2020 journey. Belgium have their sights set strongly on the trophy as the world’s top-ranked nation, while Russia have realistic aspirations of finishing in the top two in the group.
EURO 2020: BEL vs RUS Team Preview
Belgium, the world’s top-ranked national team according to FIFA rankings, enters EURO 2020 ready to establish their worth after losing in the quarter-finals to Wales in 2016.
Belgium were relentless on their way to the European Championships, cruising through qualification without a hitch. The Red Devils have played 13 matches in total since the end of the lockdown in 2020, losing just one, a performance that has enabled them to enter the final phases of the UEFA Nations League while also placing them in a great spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
Meanwhile, Russia had a quite smooth path in the qualifiers as well. Stanislav Cherchesov’s team finished second in their group, winning eight of their 10 games but losing both games against the Red Devils. However, they had a terrible year in 2020, as they lost six of their eight games and were relegated to League B of the UEFA Nations League.
Russia managed to reconstruct their steps this year, winning two of its three World Cup qualifying games and entered the Euros with a draw and a win against Poland and Bulgaria, respectively.
Head to head
Belgium has won 6 out of the 12 last matches against Russia. The most recent match between the two, Belgium beat Russia 4-1 in the UEFA European Championship. Russia have lost majority of the games against the Belgium.
Belgium : W W W W W
Russia : L L L L L
Match Name: Belgium vs Russia
Date: 12th June/ 13th June (India)
Timings: 8:30 pm BST/ 12:30 am IST
Venue: Gazprom Arena
Squads to choose from
Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Matz Sels, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Vermaelen, Thomas Meunier, Jason Denayer, Dedryck Boyata, Leander Dendoncker, Timothy Castagne, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Nacer Chadli, Yannick Carrasco, Youri Tielemans, Thorgan Hazard, Dennis Praet, Hans Vanaken, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke, Michy Batshuayi, Jeremy Doku, Leandro Trossard
Yuri Dyupin, Matvei Safonov, Anton Shunin, Georgi Dzhikiya, Igor Diveev, Yuri Zhirkov, Vyacheslav Karavaev, Fedor Kudryashov, Andrei Semenov, Mario Fernandes, Dmitri Barinov, Rifat Zhemaletdinov, Maksim Mukhin, Aleksandr Golovin, Daniil Fomin, Roman Zobnin, Alexei Ionov, Daler Kuzyayev, Andrei Mostovoy, Magomed Ozdoev, Denis Makarov, Aleksei Miranchuk, Denis Cheryshev, Artem Dzyuba, Anton Zabolotny, Aleksandr Sobolev
Probable Playing XI
Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld, Jason Denayer, Jan Vertonghen, Timothy Castagne, Youri Tielemans, Leander Dendoncker, Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, Dries Mertens, Thorgan Hazard, Romelu Lukaku
Anton Shunin, Igor Diveyev, Georgi Dzhikiya, Fyodor Kudryashov, Mario Fernandes, Roman Zobnin, Magomed Ozdoyev, Yuri Zhirkov, Aleksei Miranchuk, Aleksandr Golovin, Artem Dzyuba
Belgium: Romelu Lukaku, Jason Denayer, Thibaut Curtois
Russia: Artem Dzyuba, Aleksandr Golovin, Magomed Ozdoyev
Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld, Yuri Zhirkov, Jason Denayer (VC), Youri Tielemans, Aleksandr Golovin, Thorgan Hazard, Magomed Ozdoyev, Romelu Lukaku (C), Artem Dzyuba, Aleksei Miranchuk
Belgium are expected to win this contest considering their strong and solid squad. Their recent performances and form gives them an edge over Russia.
The aforementioned BEL vs RUS Euro 2020 Dream 11 Prediction, BEL vs RUS Euro 2020 Final Prediction, BEL vs RUS Euro 2020 Top Picks are based on our in-house analysis. However, this does not guarantee a positive result.