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Belgium vs France Predictions & Tips - Belgium backed to reach UEFA Nations League final

  • Belgium vs France predictions for Thursday’s UEFA Nations League semi-final
  • The match is being played at Allianz Stadium (7.45pm BST)
  • Belgium have won 8 of their last 9 matches
  • Can France turnaround their poor form in Torino?
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Belgium last met France in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals (Getty Images)
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Eddy Tora 04 Oct 2021
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Belgium vs France Predictions


France are underperforming and will miss N'Golo Kante in midfield. Belgium have the quality to win and reach the UEFA Nations League final.
  • Belgium vs France Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Belgium Form
  • Belgium Squad & Team News
  • France Form
  • France Squad & Team News
  • Belgium vs France Live Stream FAQ

  • Belgium have won 8 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku has scored 8 goals in his last 9 internationals (all competitions).
  • France have drawn 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • France have kept 1 clean sheets in their last 6 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Belgium have a 30-25 advantage against France with 19 draws in 74 matches.

They last met in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, France winning 1-0 in St. Petersburg with Samuel Umtiti scoring the winner.

Belgium Form


Belgium lost 2-1 against Italy in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals. The Red Devils bounced back by winning their next three World Cup qualifiers. 

Roberto Martínez’s side won 5-2 in Estonia, 3-0 against Czech Republic and 1-0 in Belarus with Dennis Praet scoring the winner.

Belgium Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Koen Casteels, Thibaut Courtois, Simon Mignolet
Defenders: Toby Alderweireld, Dedryck Boyata, Timothy Castagne, Jason Denayer, Thomas Meunier, Jan Vertonghen
Midfielders: Kevin De Bruyne, Leander Dendoncker, Thorgan Hazard, Alexis Saelemaekers, Youri Tielemans, Hans Vanaken, Axel Witsel
Forwards: Michy Batshuayi, Yannick Carrasco, Charles De Ketelaere, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Dodi Lukebakio, Leandro Trossard

Charles De Ketelaere is in the squad with Jérémy Doku and Dries Mertens out.

Christian Benteke misses out with Michy Batshuayi, Romelu Lukaku, Dodi Lukebakio and Charles De Ketelaere options up front.

Lukaku has scored 67 goals in 100 internationals.

France Form


France had a disappointing tournament at Euro 2020. 

Les Bleus drew three of their four games, throwing away a 3-1 lead against Switzerland in the Round of 16 where lost in a penalty shootout.

Didier Deschamps’ side didn’t get much better in the World Cup qualifiers.

France drew 1-1 against Bosnia-Herzegovina and 1-1 in Ukraine before a 2-0 win against Finland with Antoine Griezmann scoring both goals.

France Squad & Team News


Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (captain), Mike Maignan, Benoît Costil
Defenders: Raphaël Varane, Lucas Digne, Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Léo Dubois, Dayot Upamecano, Jules Koundé, Theo Hernandez
Midfielders: Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Jordan Veretout, Matteo Guendouzi
Forwards: Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappé, Anthony Martial, Wissam Ben Yedder, Moussa Diaby

Steve Mandanda, Corentin Tolisso, Moussa Sissoko, Kingsley Coman, Ousmane Dembélé and Olivier Giroud miss out.

Chelsea's N'Golo Kante tested positive for COVID-19 and misses out.

Matteo Guendouzi has been called up for the first time.

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Verdict

Belgium are full strength with a number of match winners in form. I am backing the Red Devils to beat France and reach the UEFA Nations League final.

Romelu Lukaku has scored 8 goals in his last 9 internationals.

Best Bet: Belgium Double Chance $1.57 at Ladbrokes Australia - 4 Units
Value Bet: Belgium Win Full Time Result $3.20 at betfair - 2 Units
Value Bet: Romelu Lukaku Anytime Goalscorer $2.90 at Bookmaker - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Romelu Lukaku First Goalscorer $6.00 at Betstar Australia - 1 Unit

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