Our prediction for this Nations League match:
All eyes will be on Allianz Stadium when Belgium and France go head to head in the UEFA Nations League semis. The Red Devils have been impressive in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, with the team winning five games, while drawing one in Group E. The good news for Roberto Martinez is that Man City ace Kevin De Bruyne has overcome his injury. As always, Chelsea attacker Romelu Lukaku will lead the line for the hosts, while Napoli star Dries Mertens has been left out of the squad due to the lack of fitness.
Les Tricolores, on the other hand, head into the match following a 2-0 win over Finland. Kylian Mbappe missed the last World Cup qualifier through injury, but the PSG superstar is fit for the Allianz Stadium showdown. Both Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez return to the squad as well, while AC Milan striker Olivier Giroud has been omitted. Given the attacking potential of the two sides, both teams to score betting option should be considered.
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 (France):
Recording impressive results on international stage since 1904, France are widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful national teams, with three major trophies to their name. Two of those were won on home soil as Les Bleus emerged triumphant at the 1984 World Cup and 1998 European Championships, before also winning the 2000 Euros in Netherlands and Belgium.
Michel Platini, Jean Tigana, Luis Fernandez and Alain Giresse formed the “Carre Magique” during the 80’s as one of the most impressive attacking line-ups made life difficult for opposition defenders for years on end.
The new golden generation appeared at the turn of the century and featured players like Thierry Henry, Zinedine Zidane, David Trezeguet and Youri Djorkaef, winning back to back major trophies to place Les Bleus back on the map.
A new world-class team appears to be in the making as the likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane are the pillars of the team led by Didier Deschamps. France national team now play their games at the stunning Saint Denis, or Stade de France.