Our prediction for this World Cup 2022 match:
Belgium and Belarus take on each other in a David-vs-Goliath World Cup qualifier at Den Dreef on Tuesday evening. The Red Devils kicked off their 2020 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 3-1 win over Wales, with the team dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Czech Republic. The Belgians aim to regain top position in Group E, and they will not have a better chance than this to return to winning ways.
Eden Hazard remains sidelined with injury, and, in his absence, a man to watch in the home team will be Kevin de Bruyne, who provided an assist for Romelu Lukaku in the draw with Czech Republic. Belarus did well to beat Estonia 4-2 in their opener, but given their shaky defence, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of spoiling Belgium’s party at Den Dreef. This will be the first meeting between the two national teams in a competitive match.
Highlighted Player (Eden Hazard):
After impressing during his six-year spell with Lille (2007-2012), Eden Hazard signed for Chelsea in June, 2012. The Belgian midfielder helped the Blues win the Premier League trophy in the 2014/2015 campaign and it has to be noted that he was named the Premier League Player of the Year back then.
Eden Hazard made it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals with Belgium, but Argentina proved to be a big catch for the Red Devils in the last eight of the showpiece tournament in Brazil. Hazard scored one goal for Belgium at the Euro 2016 finals, while providing four assists for his teammates and no doubt he was the key player for Marc Wilmots’ team at the tournament in France.
Eden was born on 7 January, 1991 in La Louviere, Belgium and it is well known that his brother Thorgan Hazard is a professional football player as well. Eden Hazard is married to Natacha Van Honacker, who gave birth to their three children.
Highlighted Team (Belarus):
Belarus national football team have been competing on the international stage since 1992. The Belarusians played their first match against Lithuania on July 20, 1992, but the game was not FIFA-recognized. The White Wings faced Ukraine in their first official match, with the team sharing the spoils with the fellow former Soviet republic.
Belarus have yet to qualify for a major tournament and they have slim chances of booking their place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Belarusians recorded their biggest win on September 4, 2014, with the team rolling over Tajikistan 6-1 in Borisov and speaking of their biggest loss, they were hammered by Austria (0-5) on June 11, 2003.
Alexander Hleb is the most famous footballer who played for the Belarus national team and it is well known that he spent four seasons at Barcelona. Belarus play their home games at Borisov Arena and they wear white shirts and white shorts when welcoming their rivals. The colour of their away kits is black.