Our prediction for this Euro 2024 match:
After surviving Serbia in a friendly, Belgium will look to clinch top position in Group F with a win over Azerbaijan in their final Euro 2024 qualifiers. The Red Devils have already booked their place at the next year’s tournament and they are now on a quest to put icing on the cake on the very successful qualifying campaign. Kevin De Bruyne remains on the sidelines with injury as well as Jan Vertonghen and Charles de Ketelaere, while Roma striker Romelu Lukaku should be recalled to the starting XI.
The Azeri, on the other hand, did well to shock Sweden in their last qualifying match, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Belgium, who have turned their King Baudouin Stadium into a real fortress. To make things even worse for the visiting side, defender Bahlul Mustafazada misses out through suspension as he was sent off in the 3-0 triumph over the Swedes.
Highlighted Player (Romelu Lukaku):
Romelu Lukaku Bolingoli, born on 13th of ay 1993 is a Belgian player with roots form Congo. Lukaku played for several youth teams before he got picked up by RSC Anderlecht. After playing for only 2 seasons for Anderlecht Chelsea picked him up for around12 million euro.
Lukaku was never able to get a spot in the starting eleven of Chelsea and after playing for WBA he moved to Everton for approximately 35 million euro.Lukaku made his debut in February 2010 by the age of 16 and is one of the youngest players that player for the highest Belgian national team.
The biggest achievement of Lukakui is winning the Eerste klasse in Belgium and the English FA Cup. With his strength and goal scoring abilities Lukaku can be considered as one of the deadliest strikers of the world. Nicknames for Lukaku are Big Rom and the Tank.
Highlighted Team (Azerbaijan):
Azerbaijan footballers were playing for Soviet Union national team from 1920 to 1991. In 1991 Azerbaijan gained its independence and they have been competing on the international stage ever since. The Azeri have yet to qualify for the finals of a major tournament, but they have been producing fine performances ever since Robert Prosinecki took over the reins.
On September 17, 1992 the Milli suffered a 6-3 loss to Georgia in their first international match and seven years later they recorded their biggest win, with the team beating Liechtenstein 4-0 in front of home fans in Baku. The Azerbaijan national football team wear blue shirts and blue shorts when playing at home ground, while the colour of their away kit is red.
Gurban Gurbanov is the most capped played (68) and the legendary attacker, who played for Azerbaijan from 1992 to 2005), scored 14 goals for the national team. It has to be noted that the former Soviet republic play their home matches at Baku Olympic Stadium, which was opened on March 6, 2015.