After the European Footballing bonanza has finally kicked off, Belgium will take on Russia in a highly anticipated group stage match of the UEFA Euro 2020. The match is set to begin at 12:30 AM IST from the Gazprom Arena, St. Petersburg, Russia on June 13, 2021. Playing their first matches at the postponed UEFA Euro 2020, Belgium and Russia will hope to get off to winning starts.
Sorted into Group B with Denmark and Finland this edition, both teams will come into the tournament with good runs behind them. Currently ranked No.1 in the world, Belgium is expected to end the qualifications atop their table. The Red Devils considering that they have not lost a single game in the lead up to this event will look to start off in dominant fashion. Whereas Russia have won all but two games in the qualifiers.
Belgium vs Russia Match Details
Fixture: Belgium vs Russia
Date: June 13, 2021
Timing: 12:30 AM IST
Venue: Saint-Peterborough Stadium
Belgium vs Russia head to head
Belgium and Russia will meet on the second day of the European Championship on Saturday in what will be their sixth meeting at a major tournament, but the first at the Euros.
Russia won the first two encounters at the 1970 and 1982 World Cups. Having said that, it goes back to the time when they played both as USSR. However, since then, Belgium have prevailed in all three subsequent matches.
Belgium vs Russia Predictions
Belgium is the number one ranked team in FIFA rankings for a reason. Not only do they have one of the best mid-fielders and wingers, yet they can haunt a haunt with their blistering counter attacks. With the likes of Romelu Lukaku at the top with Eden Hazard on the wings and Dries Mertens in the mid-fielders, this team can still stamp their authority on Russia without Kevin De Bruyne.
While the best chance for Russia to emerge victorious in this match, is to take their chances since the beginning of the game. As it has been recently observed that the World No. 1 Football team takes their own time to settle into every game, observing each team.
Who Will Win Belgium vs Russia?
It seems like a Belgium are going to emerge victorious in their opening fixture of EURO 2020. Not only are they on the backs of an amazing run. Yet their coach has ensured that the players feed on each other’s strengths.
Statically speaking, Belgium have scored 14 goals in the last five games where they have conceded three and kept two clean sheets. Russia have scored eight, conceded five and kept just one clean sheet. This signifies the clear intent Belgium shall have since the opening minute.
PREDICTED SCORE LINE: Belgium 3-0 Russia