Scotland vs Belgium
Euro 2020 Qualifiers
Date: Monday, 9th September 2019
Kick off at: 19.45 BST
Venue: Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland
Europe powerhouse, Belgium, are looking to continue their fine run in Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday. Roberto Martinez could be on for a tricky test as they play host nation, Scotland at Hampden Park.
Scotland vs Belgium Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be preparing to help them get all three points.
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups:Marshall(g); O’Donnell, Cooper, Mulgrew, Robertson(def);McGregor, McTominay, Christie(mid);Forrest, Fraser, McBurnie(att)
Expected Formation: 3-5-2
Probable Lineups: Courtois(g);Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Vermaelen(def);Meunier, De Bruyne, Dendocker, Tielemans, Carrasco(mid); Mertens, Lukaku(att)
Before heading into this Monday international clash, both teams have been involved in other matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have more information about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches):LWWLL
Steve Clarke’s men haven’t been doing too well so far in their Euro 2020 campaign. From their five previous games, the Scots have only managed to get two wins and suffering three defeats.
Their most recent home game ended in a 2-1 defeat against Russia on September 7th. Clarke will try to motivate his players in getting themselves ready for another difficult task at Hampden Park.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : WWWWW
The Red Devils in contrary to their opponent have been flying high so far in their Euro 2020 qualifier. Roberto Martinez’s men won all of their previous five games including their first qualifying match up against Scotland.
Winning 3-0 in their earlier meeting will give Belgium enough confidence to beat their opponent on Monday. Forrest, Fraser and McBurnie set to start up front for the home team with the hope of breaking down their visitor’s defense.
Clarke is still unable to field his best possible squad with several players remain out for this upcoming tie. Kieran Tierney, Matt Ritchie along with Scott McKenna are still out with injuries ahead of the Monday clash.
However, Andrew Robertson is ready to feature for this tie after missing out in Scotland’s first meeting against Belgium. Up front, Timo Werner most likely will be leading the line with help from Marco Reus and Serge Gnarby.
Martinez will also lose some important names for this upcoming away fixture on Monday. Eden Hazard, Thorgan Hazard, Vicent Kompany along with Axel Witsel are all ruled out for the match.
Fortunately, The Red Devils still have plenty top talents available like Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens and others. Considering Hazard’s absence, De Bruyne’s role become more important in supporting Mertens and Lukaku up front.
Head to Head Records:
In their previous four meetings, Belgium have been dominant over their opponent winning all of their past matchups.
Their most recent battle was also in the Euro 2020 qualifying back on Jun 12, 2019 which saw Martinez’s boys winning 3-0.
Playing at home could give Scotland a bit morale boost from their loyal fans support. However, that might not be enough in stopping the quality of their opponent next monday.
Belgium themselves remain eager to get another three points and keeping their 100% record going strong. The Red Devils remain favorite in taking three points, but they must remain cautious of their opponent.
Final Score: 0-2