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Belgium vs Wales Predictions & Tips - Romelu Lukaku To Fire

  • Belgium vs Wales predictions for Wednesday’s FIFA World Cup qualifier
  • The Group E clash is being played at 7.45pm GMT at Den Dreef Stadium
  • Belgium have won by 4+ goals in 4 of their last 5 World Cup qualifiers at home
  • I am backing Belgium in the handicap market and Romelu Lukaku to score
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Romelu Lukaku has scored 17 goals in his last 14 internationals (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 23 Mar 2021
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Belgium vs Wales Predictions

Belgium have a far stronger squad than Wales with Romelu Lukaku expected to score in a home win.

  • Belgium have won 16 of their last 18 matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Belgium have won by 4+ goals in 4 of their last 5 home matches (World Cup qualifiers).
  • Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku has scored 17 goals in his last 14 international matches (all competitions).
  • Wales have failed to score in 3 of their last 6 matches in including friendlies (all competitions).

Head to Head

Belgium have a 4-4 record against Wales with three draws in 11 matches.

They last met in the 2016 European Championship Quarter-Finals. Wales won 3-1 after Radja Nainggolan put Belgium ahead, goals to Ashley Williams, Hal Robson-Kanu and Sam Vokes overturning the deficit.

Belgium Form

Belgium finished top of Group 2, League A in the UEFA Nations League. They won five of their six matches with one defeat, losing 2-1 against England at Wembley.

Roberto Martínez’ side won their last two matches, both at home. 

The Red Devils beat England 2-0 and Denmark 4-2 with Youri Tielemans, Romelu Lukaku (2) and Kevin De Bruyne on target.

Belgium Squad & Team News

Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet, Koen Casteels, Thomas Kaminski
Defenders: Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Vermaelen, Thomas Meunier, Dedryck Boyata, Jason Denayer, Leander Dendoncker, Timothy Castagne, Brandon Mechele
Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne (Vice-captain), Nacer Chadli, Yannick Carrasco, Youri Tielemans, Thorgan Hazard, Adnan Januzaj, Dennis Praet, Hans Vanaken, Thomas Foket, Alexis Saelemaekers, Albert Sambi Lokonga
Forwards: Dries Mertens, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Benteke, Michy Batshuayi, Yari Verschaeren, Jérémy Doku, Leandro Trossard, Charles De Ketelaere

Romelu Lukaku has been allowed to join the squad after an outbreak of COVID-19 at Inter Milan.

Midfielder Axel Witsel and winger Eden Hazard miss out through injury.

Wales Form

Wales had a positive UEFA Nations League campaign, finishing top of Group 4 in League B. They won five of their six matches with one draw, conceding only one goal and scoring seven.

Ryan Giggs’ side kept five consecutive clean sheets before a 3-1 home win against Finland in their last match. They played against 10 men for 78 minutes with Harry Wilson, Daniel James and Kieffer Moore on target.

Wales’ last defeat came in a friendly against England in October, losing 3-0 at Wembley.

Wales Squad & Team News

Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey, Danny Ward, Adam Davies, Tom King
Defenders: Chris Gunter, Ben Davies, Connor Roberts, Ethan Ampadu, Chris Mepham, Tom Lockyer, Joe Rodon, James Lawrence, Neco Williams, Rhys Norrington-Davies, Ben Cabango
Midfielders: Joe Allen, Jonny Williams, Harry Wilson, Daniel James, Joe Morrell, Matthew Smith, Dylan Levitt, Josh Sheehan
Forwards: Gareth Bale (captain), Hal Robson-Kanu, Tom Lawrence, Kieffer Moore, Tyler Roberts, Rabbi Matondo, Brennan Johnson

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey recently made a comeback from injury and should be fit to face Belgium.

Midfielder Aaron Ramsey misses out because of injury. 

Harry Wilson and Kiefer Moore compete for a spot up front.

Gareth Bale is Wales’ top scorer with 33 goals in 87 international appearances.

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Wales were defensively solid in the UEFA Nations League but Belgium are a big step up in class. Romelu Lukaku is expected to score in a routine home win for Belgium.

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