EUROPE – UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE : Belgium vs Poland match prediction.
Tip Belgium – Poland
Belgium and Poland had mixed fortunes at the start of the Nations League; Belgium losing as Poland opened with a win. The two will face off on Match Day 2 with Belgium hosting, and hoping to rise from the bottom. Meanwhile, Poland are second and hoping to rise above the Netherlands with a win here. Belgium suffered a humiliating 4-1 loss to the Netherlands in their opening game of League A, Group 4 which left them with just one clean sheet in seven matches. They’ve been on a downward trajectory too, winning just two of their last seven matches and conceding two or more in four of the seven matches will be a big concern. They’ve now lost in three straight Nations League games, and having graced the finals in the last competition, they may fail to replicate the same.
Poland came from a goal down to beat an understrength Wales side in their opening game, as Wales rested players in preparation for their World Cup qualification playoff final. Here the Poles meet a real challenge, as Belgium look to make up for their opening loss. Unlike the Belgians, the Poles go into this game unbeaten in three and having won the last two. However, Poland have just one clean sheet in five matches, and both sides have scored in four of the five games. They take to this game a prolific scoring run; Poland have scored in each of their last 19 matches. The last time they failed to score was in 2020, in a 2-0 loss to Italy in the Nations League. Three of their last five matches have produced over 2.5 goals, and the same is the case for six of their last 10 away matches.
Key points Belgium – Poland
Three of Poland’s last five matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
Belgium have three straight losses in the Nations League.
Each of their last four Nations League matches has produced over 2.5 goals.
Belgium have one clean sheet in the last seven matches.
Poland have scored in each of their last 19 matches.
ConclusionBELGIUM – POLAND
This will be the first meeting between these two nations since their Euro 2008 qualifiers meetups in 2006/07. The two face off on the back of mixed results but good scoring runs and with attacking players in great form. Perhaps the big concerns for the managers will be in defence, looking at the quality they have to deal with in attack. Poland will be out to build on their opening win while Belgium hope to rise from defeat so we don’t expect any side to sit back, thus we will go for over 2.5 goals.