Belgium and England face each other in a game for this phase of the World Cup (3rd / 4th Place). There is only one recent direct showdown between these two teams, on 28-06-2018, which ended with Belgium winning by 0-1.
Analysis of Belgium
In order to reach this phase of the World Cup (3rd / 4th Place), the team had to eliminate: France, Brazil and Japan. In the last 6 matches for the World Cup, Belgium won 5 and lost 1. Their attack has scored regularly, having scored goals in 5 of the last 6 games for this competition. In their games there is a tendency for goals to be scored, as 18 of their last 26 games have finished with over 2.5 goals.
The Belgian side have come to this unmotivated game after losing 1-0 to France, adding to their first disappointment in this competition. it is important to remember that the Belgians made a good World Cup, by overtaking, for example, Brazil in the quarter-finals of this competition. In this game against England, coach Roberto Martínez should go 3-4-2-1 favoring the low block and quick transitions to the attack, especially through the left aisle: Hazard is a very fast player on the counterattack. We emphasize the importance of Kevin De Bruyne in the tactical scheme of the Belgian team, being this phenomenal in the offensive process. On the other hand, Lukaku is the best scorer of this selection with 4 goals scored. There are no weight absences for this game.
Eleven headline confirmed: T. Courtois, V. Kompany, T. Meunier, T. Alderweireld, J. Vertonghen, K. De Bruyne, N. Chadli, Y. Tielemans, A. Witsel, R. Lukaku, E. Hazard.
Analysis of England
The team arrives at this stage of the World Cup (3rd / 4th Place) after having played previous qualifiers with: Croatia, Sweden and Colombia. In the last 6 games for the World Cup, England has 4 wins and 2 losses.
For this competition, you have not lost as a visitor for 4 games. The team conceded goals in 5 out of the last 6 games, so it has not shown great defensive solidity, but its attack has been regular, since it managed to achieve in 5 of the last 6 games for this competition. In the last 20 games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: suffered 6 of his 14 goals in the minutes (76'-90 ').
England leave for Croatia after a 2-1 draw after a 1-1 draw at the end of the 90's: Trippier made the only goal of the team. To enjoy a team with more technical and tactical quality, coach Gareth Southgate is keen to keep possession of the ball and the attacks organized, especially in the corridors: Lingard is the great organizer of the offensive process. In addition to this the Manchester United midfielder displays great technical quality and finish. Harry Kane is the best scorer in England and this World Cup with 6 goals scored. All players are available for this game.
Eleven headline confirmed: J. Pickford, P. Jones, K. Trippier, H. Maguire, D. Rose, J. Stones, R. Loftus-Cheek, F. Delph, E. Dier, H. Kane, R. Sterling.