Our prediction for this Euro 2020 match:
Belgium will be aiming to build on a 9-0 win over San Marino when they take on Kazakhstan at Astana Arena. The Kazaks suffered a 2-1 loss to Cyprus in their last group game and, as a result, they will not participate at the 2020 European Championship. Michal Bilek’s troops have little to play for in the remained of the qualifying process, but their pride will be at stake in Sunday’s football game against Belgium.
The Red Devils, on the other hand, rolled over San Marino 9-0 on Thursday evening and extended their winning run to seven games. Roberto Martinez’s troops aim to keep their 100% record intact and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Kazakhstan in the Astana Arena clash. You should bear in mind that Eden Hazard and Co. are after their fourth consecutive win over the Kazakhs.
Highlighted Player (Dmitri Shomko):
Born in Ekibastuz, Kazakhstan on March 19, 1990 Dmitri Andreievich Shomko is a defender who plays for Astana. Shomko is a product of his home-town club Ekibastuzets, but he started his senior career at Batyr Ekibastuz.
As expected, the 182-cm tall footballer returned to his boyhood club and it has to be noted that he made nine appearances in the league for Ekibastuzets. Dmitri Shomko then moved to Irtysh Pavlodar and he played for the Kazak club from 2009 to 2014. In 2011 he was sent on loan to Astana and three years later he signed a permanent deal with the Blue and Yellows. His main position is left-back, but he is used as a left midfielder as well.
Over the years Shomko has established himself as a first-team regular at Kazakhstan national football team and he made his debut for the Hawks on February 2, 2011 in a 1-1 draw with Belarus. Shomko came as a substitute for Nurgaliev in the 85th minute of the match. He has 17 caps for the U21 team as well.