Belgium welcome Russia for a clash in the European Championship at Saint Petersburg Stadium this coming Saturday. Belgium enter the Euro 2020 as number 1 in the FIFA world ranking, thus signifying the gap between these teams as Russia come here with a ranking of number 38.
Before their first match at the tournament Belgium are heavy favorites with the bookmakers to top their group. Belgium put on an absolutely dominant display on their way to a 1st place in the group stages and they are expected to great things the Euro 2020.
Winning their group might be too much to expect, however it would be a small surprise to see Russia packing their bags before the knock-out stages. While not entirely convincing all the way through the qualifying, Russia still booked a fairly secure 2nd place in the qualification group.
Belgium vs Russia stats and analysis
Belgium get their Euro 2020 campaign going with whopping stats in their previous 10 internationals. Belgium averaged 4 goals per game, scoring 40 times and conceded a meagre 3 goals. That makes an average of 0.3 per game, as they pulled off a clean sheet in 7 of the matches.
Russia are brimming with confidence arriving at the Euro 2020 with extraordinarily good stats from their last 10 internationals. Russia managed a massive 3.3 goals a game, scoring 33 times while allowing a scarcely noticeable 8 goals against them. That is an impressively low 0.8 per game, with a clean sheet in 7 of the matches.
Missing out on three points in their opening match at the tournament will be nothing short of scandalous for Belgium. With more tough matches coming up, securing a win in the opener is essential for Belgium here.
Have Russia got the quality to secure even a single point in their first encounter at the Euro 2020? The bookmakers seem to think it is a question of how big a defeat they will suffering.
Form Belgium vs Russia
Belgium continue to sparkle.
Belgium look to have found a rich vein of form right now with yet another win last week. The last 3 times Belgium played out an international match they managed to get a rather comfortable 3-1 home win to Wales, which was followed by a 1-1 draw with Tjekkiet. Their most recent international served up a 8-0 win against Hviderusland.
Russia hope to stop the rot.
Russia will enter the match hoping to finally end their dismal run of form in recent matches. The last 3 times Russia played out an international match they earned a 3-1 win over Malta, which was followed by a 2-1 win against Slovenien. Their most recent international served up a 2-1 defeat against Slovakiet.
- Belgien has won the last 10 matches in a row;
- Belgien has won the last 6 matches in a row at home;
- Belgien has won in the last 13 of 14 matches;
- Belgien has won in the last 9 of 10 matches at home.
- Rusland has won the last 4 matches in a row when playing away;
- Rusland has won in the last 8 of 9 matches;
- Rusland has won in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
- Rusland scored in the last 17 of 19 matches.
Belgium v Russia Fixture History
Romelu Lukaku has certainly delivered the goods for Belgium is recent matches. Both he and his fellow countrymen hope he can add to the 4 goals he has managed in the previous 6 internationals. Russia will hoping Artem Dzyuba can find the back of the net once again. He is on 4 goals in their last 6 internationals and Russia need him to shine.