Belgium often flatter to deceive but they finally delivered on the big stage at the 2018 World Cup by finishing third behind France and Croatia. They will be looking to make a good impression on the first ever Nations League as they take on Switzerland and Iceland in Group 2 of League A.
The Belgians were knocked out of the 2018 World Cup at the semi-final stage losing to eventual winners France. Before that game they had won five matches in a row including defeating Brazil in the quarter-finals. It all got a bit scary in the last sixteen though when they found themselves 2-0 down in the second-half to Japan before winning 3-2. They beat England 2-0 in the third and fourth place play-off to get their best ever finish in the World Cup.
Switzerland also played in the World Cup finals during the summer and while Belgium beat Brazil, the Swiss side managed to get a draw with them in their opening fixture. That was their best display though and they were knocked out in the last sixteen in a poor game against Sweden.
Both teams play against Iceland before this European Nations League game takes place and this clash between Belgium and Switzerland should have a major influence on who wins the group. Please read our Belgium vs Switzerland betting tips article and see just how we feel this European Nations League game will progress.
1. Belgium v Switzerland Predictions and Favourites
Belgium come into this first ever European Nations League tournament as one of the favourites to win it. They put in an impressive display in Russia during the summer reaching the semi-finals and then finishing third overall.
They could have had a much tougher draw in this tournament as Switzerland only reached the last sixteen in Russia and Iceland failed to get out of their group. They will be without Kevin du Bruyne for this game but have plenty of depth in their squad.
The Belgians have gone 28 home games without defeat and scored goals aplenty. You have to go back to 2010 for their last home loss in a competitive game and that was to Germany. No surprise then that this Belgium v Switzerland prediction article believes a home win is on the cards here and at Bet365 there are odds on Belgium winning this match.
Switzerland lost in the last sixteen of the 2018 World Cup in a rather unforgettable match against Sweden. Before that they had drawn with Brazil, beat Serbia with a last-minute goal and drew with Costa Rica. They are a solid enough team but lack a good goalscorer and will be looking for more from Seferovic and Shaqiri if they aren’t to end up in a relegation battle in this European Nations League.
Their last 21 games have seen them lose just twice, the defeat to Sweden and the vital 2-0 defeat at Portugal in the qualifiers. Switzerland won their first nine World Cup qualifiers but then still had to go into the play-offs after that loss in Portugal. The Swiss are eighth in the latest FIFA World rankings, six places below their opponents. The Belgium v Switzerland betting odds on an away win are there at Bet365.
2. Belgium v Switzerland Odds and other bets
Home games for Belgium often mean plenty of goals being scored. Seven of the last ten have had over 2.5 goals scored in them and four of the last five meetings of these two sides would have seen bets on over 2.5 goals being scored come out as a winner. The Belgium vs Switzerland odds of over 2.5 goals in this match are not that high.
The last three home games that Belgium have played against Switzerland has seen them keep clean sheets. This Belgium vs Switzerland betting predictions article can tell you there are odds at Bet365 on Belgium keeping a clean sheet in this match.
3. Belgium v Switzerland Live Streaming
This European Nations League game should be one that will have a major say in who wins the group and it’d be great to see the match live as it happens. That way you can follow all the action and see how the bets you’ve placed after reading this Belgium vs Switzerland predictions article get on. Live streaming of the game is available at Bet365 and also 1xBet so don’t miss out. Remember also that you can keep up to date with all the latest tournament odds at JohnnyBet as well as Nations League live streaming info.