Our prediction for this match:
High-flying Belgium will be aiming to extend their winning run to seven games when they face Mexico at their Stade Roi Baudouin in a friendly game. The Red Devills were scoring goals for fun in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers and they put icing on the cake on a very successful qualifying campaign with a 4-0 win over Cyprus. The Belgians qualified for the World Cup finals in style, but they do not want to stop now. Roberto Martinez’s men aim to keep on raising their form and we predict that they are going to take Friday’s football match against Mexico very seriously. Juan Osorio’s men, on the other hand, finished their World Cup qualifying campaign in top position in their group, but beating Belgium in Brussels is easier said than done. Kevin de Bruyne has been in a splendid form in the first half of the season and the Manchester City man is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Lukaku):
Jordan Lukaku is well known for his older brother Romelu Lukaku, who plays for Everton as a striker. Jordan began his senior career at Anderlecht, but he made no more than eight league appearances for the club. The left-footed full-back played for fellow Belgian outfit Oostende from 2013 to 2016 and at the end of the 2015/2016 season he moved to Italy. Jordan Lukaku signed a deal with Italian club Lazio for a fee of £5 million (plus £1 million in bonuses). His main position is left-back, but he is capable of playing as a left midfielder as well. Speaking of his international career, Jordan Lukaku made his Belgium debut against Andorra on 10 October, 2015. However, he has yet to find the net for the Belgian national team. Jordan was born in Antwerp on 25 July, 1994. His father Roger Lukaku was a professional footballer as well and played for the Zaire national team.
Highlighted Team (Mexico):
Football was brought below the United States border by European immigrants who build the foundations for what went on to become one of the most prominent footballing nations in the world. El Tri have qualified to the total of 15 World Cups and have become one of six nations to qualify successfully for the tournament since 1994. Alongside Brazil and Germany, Mexico are the only country to make it past the group stage over the last six World Cups so it is fair to say that miners from Cornwall and Spanish exiles fleeing the Civil War made a pretty good job embedding the football gene. Mexico are the reigning CONCACAF champions having beaten the surprise package Jamaica 3-1 in the final. Juan Carlos Osorio’s team is captained by Rafael Marquez who is the fourth most-capped player behind Gerrardo Torrado, Pavel Pardo and Claudio Suarez. Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez is the team’s biggest star and current squad’s top scorer with 81 goals to his name. Chicharito is only eight goals behind Jared Borgetti who is the nation’s top scorer.