Wales will host Belgium in a UEFA Nations League encounter at the Cardiff City stadium.
Rob Page’s team did secure a place in the World Cup finals by getting the better of Ukraine, they haven’t managed to replicate that form in the Nations League so far.
Wales lost their first two games to Poland and Netherlands and will try to get back to winning ways when they host Belgium in the next match. The joy of sealing a World Cup berth after 64 years was shortlived as they had to digest a very bitter defeat at the hands of Holland.
Teun Koopmeiners took the lead for the away side in Cardiff and Wales equalised through Rhys Norrington-Davies in the 92nd minute. But the Netherlands didn’t keep calm and went on to put another one in the goal through Wout Weghorst which turned out to be the winner for them.
Wales are not in the relegation crisis till now but another defeat could put them in sheer danger and that’s why they need to put on a good show against the Red Devils.
Belgium showed their might as they thrashed the hapless Poland 6-1 in the last match and that too without the service of their target man Romelu Lukaku.
Axel Witsel opened the scoring and the flood gates opened. Kevin De Bruyne then scored his only goal of the evening while a Leandro Trossard brace and another Leander Dendoncker strike put them in the driver’s seat.
Rober Lewandowski scored a consolation one for the Polish side. Irrespective of their results Belgium have scored in each and every match since their 2018 World Cup defeat against France.
Belgium are three points behind the Netherlands in the points table and will definitely fancy their chances when they take on Gareth Bale’s team in Cardiff.
WAL vs BEL, UEFA Nations League
Date: 12th June 2022
Time: 12:15 AM IST
Venue: Cardiff City stadium
Wales Nations League Form
Wales Form (all competitions)
Belgium Nations League Form
Belgium Form (all competitions)
Danny Ward is not expected to make the squad while Wayne Hennessey’s fitness remains a concern. Adam Davies is likely to get the nod.
Romelu Lukaku will be the only player who will miss the match due to an injury.
Wales possible lineup
Davies; Ampadu, Rodon, Davies; Williams, Morrell, Allen, Norrington-Davies; Ramsey; James, Bale
Belgium possible lineup
Mignolet; Faes, Alderweireld, Boyata; Castagne, Dendoncker, Witsel, Carrasco; Trossard, Mertens, T.Hazard
Belgium have a pretty balanced squad on paper and they remain favourites for this tie.
WAL vs BEL Fantasy XI No. 1
Mignolet; Ampadu, Rodon, Castagne; De Bruyne, Witsel, Ramsey, Allen; Bale, James, Trossard
WAL vs BEL Fantasy XI No. 2
Mignolet; Ampadu, Rodon, Castagne, Boyata; De Bruyne, Witsel, Ramsey; Bale, James, Trossard