UEFA Nations League: France vs Belgium Match Preview, Team News, And Dream11 Team Prediction

France vs Belgium: UEFA Nations League Semi-final Match Preview, Team News, Dream 11 Prediction. Make your Fantasy Football League team with our match preview, prediction, and details.

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UEFA Nations League: France vs Belgium Match Preview, Team News, And Dream11 Team Prediction

The second semi-final match of the UEFA Nations League will be played between France vs Belgium. Juventus Stadium will host the second semi-final on 8th October from 12:15 a.m. Two of the best teams in Europe with star-studded players will clash in this high-profile match. And both these teams will try to prove their caliber as they disappointed in the past summer's European championship. With the eligible players in both teams, they will play strong to book a ticket to the finals of the UEFA Nations League. The winner of the game will face the winner of semi-final 1 between Italy and Spain in the finals. The defeated team needs to play in a third-place playoff on 10th October. Follow our Fantasy Football Predictions for all the tricks, tips, and dream teams.

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France vs Belgium: The recent form of both teams:

It is true that France finished on the top of its groups in the UEFA Nations League just like Belgium. But their recent performances is not that much intriguing. At the Round of 16 of Euro 2020, they had to exit the tournament after a shocking loss against Switzerland. After that incident, they faced one after another draws against Bosnia, Herzegovina, and Ukraine. Lastly, they won 2-0 against Finland in the World Cup Qualifiers.

France's recent form: W-D-D-L-D

Belgium's recent performances have been going great after losing against Italy in the quarter-finals of Euro 2020. They had some marvelous victories over the Czech Republic, Estonia, and Belarus recently. Also, they finished on the top of its respective groups in the UEFA Nations League.

Belgium's recent form: W-W-W-L-W

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France vs Belgium: team news, head to head record and Probable starting xi


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N'Golo Kante is a major loss for Les Bleus as he tested positive for Covid-19 at the September end. The presence of Anthony Martial is uncertain. None of the players are injured.

France possible starting lineup:

Hugo Lloris, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Hernandez, Paul Pogba, Jordan Veretout, Aurelien Tchouameni, Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe

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Thomas Meunier had to leave the squad because of his knee injury. Timothy Castagne will probably be replacing him on the right-wing. Also, Dries Mertens, Christian Benteke, and Divock Origi are not a part of the squad. Either Yannick Carrasco or Thorgan Hazard is supposed to start on the left flank. Lastly, Lukaku will certainly lead with Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard behind him.

Belgium possible starting lineup:

Thibaut Courtois; Toby Alderweireld, Dedryck Boyata, Jan Vertonghen; Timothy Castagne, Youri Tielemans, Axel Witsel, Yannick Carrasco; Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard

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Head to head:

France and Belgium faced each other 74 times previously since 1904. Belgium is ahead of France as they won 30 times whereas France won 25 times. The left 19 matches ended with a draw.

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