Belgium plays Wales in Round 5 of the 2022-23 UEFA Nations League group stage matches.
The match will start at 6:45 p.m. G.M.T on Thursday, 22 September 2022. The match venue is Stade Roi Baudouin, Bruxelles.
Latest odds on betting sites
Belgium to win odds are priced at 1.67 (-149; 167/100), the odds for a draw are priced at 4.50 (+350; 7/2), while Wales to win odds are priced at 9.50 (+850 American; 17/2 Fractional).
The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Belgium— 63%, draw — 22%, Wales — 15%.
Latest betting odds on Belgium vs Wales (22 September 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 2.06 (+106; 53/50)
- Under 2.5 goals — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)
- Asian handicap (+0.25) on Belgium — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
- Asian handicap (-0.25) on Wales — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.83 (-120; 83/100)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.93 (-108; 93/100)
Match preview and statistics
Belgium got a 1-0 win over Poland in their last Nations league game. Michy Batshuayi scored the only goal of the game in the 18th minute with a nice header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Belgium was totally dominant with 69% of the ball and completed 719 passes. The Red Devils had an expected goal of 2.82 while creating two big chances. Belgium had 12 shots with four being on target
Belgium is second in their group with seven points. The Red Devils have scored nine goals while conceding six goals with a difference of +3.
Belgium team news: Romelu Lukaku is unavailable due to an ankle injury.
Wales suffered a 2-3 defeat to the Netherlands in their last Nations League game. Noa Long opened the scoreline in the 17th minute with a nice finish into the corner. Cody Gakpo doubled their lead in the 23rd minute with a top finish into the bottom corner. Brennan Johnson pulled one back in the 66th minute with a nice strike off the post into the net.
Wales were awarded a penalty in the 92nd minute as Roberts was brought down. Bale levelled the scoreline with a nice finish into the bottom corner from the spot. Depa scored the winning goal in the 93rd minute as he squeezed the ball into the net.
The Dragons had 40% ball possession and 312 passes completed. Wales had an expected goal of 2.02 while creating one big chance. They had nine shots with three being on target.
Wales is fourth in the group with one point. The Dragons have scored five goals while conceding eight goals.
Wales team news: All players are fit and available for the game.
Belgium vs Wales H2H
Belgium has won one of the last three games between both sides.
Two of the last two games between both sides have ended in a 1-1 draw
Lineups and key players
Belgium projected starting lineup:
- Thibaut Courtois
- Thomas Meunier
- Toby Alderweireld
- Jan Vertonghen
- Timothy Castagne
- Axel Witsel
- Kevin De Bruyne
- Youri Tielemans
- Thorgan Hazard
- Christian Benteke
- Yannick Carrasco
Notable subs: Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens.
Kevin De Bruyne is one of the best players in the world with his incredible ability to create chances. De Bruyne has scored one goal in the Nations League while creating four chances.
Wales projected starting lineup:
- Wayne Hennessey
- Danny Ward
- Chris Gunter
- Chris Mepham
- Joe Rodon
- Ben Davies
- Joe Allen
- Aaron Ramsey
- Gareth Bale
- Harry Wilson
- Keiffer Moore
- Dan James
Notable subs: Brennan Johnson, Joe Morrell, Ethan Ampadu and Tyler Roberts.
Gareth Bale has been brilliant for Wales. Bale scored a goal in their 2-3 defeat to the Netherlands. Bale has scored one goal in the Nations League.
Prediction and betting tips
Belgium got a 1-0 win over Poland in their last Nations League game. They are second in the group with seven points. The Red Devils smashed Poland by six goals to one while also getting a 1-0 win over them. Belgium played a 1-1 draw against Wales in the first leg and will be looking for a win in this game. They are the stronger side. I predict Belgium to win.
Kevin De Bruyne is one of the best players in the world and has been great this season. The Manchester City player has been brilliant for Belgium as he created so many chances. He will be looking to get a goal against Wales. I predict De Bruyne will score anytime.
Betting prediction: Belgium to win
Odds: 1.67 (-149 American; 167/100 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Kevin De Bruyne to score anytime
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)
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