Our prediction for this match:
Stade Roi Baudouin will host Saturday’s football match between Belgium and Portugal. The Red Devils aim to prepare in the best way possible for the upcoming FIFA World Cup finals and we predict that they are going to take the friendly against Egypt very seriously. Coach Roberto Martinez has a number of top-class footballers to choose from and we believe the likes of Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne are going to make life difficult for the opposition defenders. The Pharaohs did well to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, but they head into Wednesday’s football game against Belgium without key player Mohamed Salah, who suffered an injury in the Champions League final against Real Madrid. Belgium are likely to take advantage of the situation and we are positive that they are going to emerge triumphant in the friendly against the African side.
Highlighted Player (Thibaut Courtois):
Born on 11 May 1992, Thibaut Courtois is a very talented Belgian goalkeeper who plays for Chelsea. Courtois began his senior football career at Genk, but after spending two seasons at Cristal Arena, he joined Chelsea in 2011. The club chiefs decided to send him on loan to Atletico Madrid, but seeing that Courtois impressed during his spell with the La Liga team, Jose Mourinho confirmed in June, 2014 that the Belgian goalkeeper would return to Chelsea for the 2014/2015 campaign. Thibaut Courtois helped Chelsea win the Premier League trophy in 2015, but the general impression is that he had performed much better while at Atletico Madrid. He won the La Liga title in the 2013/2014 season, while lifting the UEFA Europa League trophy in 2012. Two years later Courtois participated in the Champions League final, but Real Madrid proved to be a big catch for Atletico Madrid. Speaking of his individual awards, Thibaut Courtois was named the La Liga Goalkeeper of the Year (2013).
Highlighted Team (Egypt):
Egypt are an African football team that plays their home games at Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria. Over the years Egypt have established themselves as the most successful national team in Africa and you should bear in mind that they won their seventh Africa Cup of Nations trophy in 2010. The Pharaohs participated at the World Cup finals on two occasions (1934 and 1990) and they failed to make it to the knockout stages of the showpiece tournament. Egypt suffered a 4-2 loss to Hungary on their World Cup debut and it has to be noted that the African team scored no more than one goal at the 1990 FIFA World Cup. Ahmed Hassan is the player with the most caps for the Egyptian national team (184), while Hossam Hassan is the team’s top scorer (68). The colour of Egypt’s home kit is red and white and the Pharaohs play their away games in white shits and black shorts.