07.09.2012 Wales – Belgium Match Preview

Match Preview & News & Prediction & Team Performances




Wales had very bad performance in their last European Championship adventure. Actually they did more then I expected. They were really in a hard group. There were Bulgaria, Montenegro, Switzerland and Enngland. They able to won three matches in group and they lost 5 matches. They scored 6 goals and conceded 10 goals in 8 matches. They didn’t play very bad but they weren’t promising too. Now they have Serbia, Belgium, Scotland, Croatia and Macedonia in group. I believe they will not do more what they have done last time. Scotland, Croatia, Serbia and Belgium are almost equal powers in group and there are really power differences beetween Wales and all these teams. Wales will face with Belgium this match in World Cup 2014 qualification group stage. I don’t expect much from Wales but they are always dangerous in home matches.

Wales had three friendly matches. They played against strong national teams like Costa Rica, Mexico and Bonia and they lost all these matches.


Wales Players


Steve Morrison

Steve Morison (Striker) from Norwich is one of the most important players of Wales. However he didn’t able to score yet in Premier League. 29 years old International Footballer played 16 times for Wales and he could score 1 goal for national team



Craig Bellamy
Craig Bellamy (Left Winger) 33 years old Welsh player. He played 70 matches for Wales and scored 19 goals. He is playing for Cardiff City now. He lest to Liverpool at the begining of season and he returned to Wales. He also played for Machester City, West Ham United, Blackburn Rovers in his career. He is still fast and he is very experienced international footballer of Wales.



Gareth Bale
He is playing for Tottengam Hotspurs. He can play winger bak and winger left position. He is 23 years old and he is one of the best wingers of Great Britains. He played 34 times for Wales and scored 6 goals.




Captain Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal(Midfielder, 21 years old), James Collins from West Ham United (Defender, 29 years old) are another important players for Wales Squad.


Injured Players:
Swensea City’s left defender Neil Taylor is injured in this match. I believe manager Chris Coleman will take Bale to left winger back position in this match. Otherwise there are not any other quality player for left back position in Wales.



Belgium didn’t have good performance in European Championship Qualification Group Stages too… There were Germany, Khazakhstan, Turkey, Austria and Azerbeijan in their group. They didn’t play well in group stages however other teams performances weren’t very good as same as them. (Except Germany) They lost against Germany in two matches and lost to Turkey in away match. They lost their final match in group matches and couldn’t qualify to group matches.

Belgium played 4 friendly matches in this year. They got two draws (Montenegro and Greece), a lose (England) and a win (Holland).



Belgium Players


Vincent Kompany

He is very important player for Belgium. He already plays for Manchester City and his performance will affect this match. He already played for Anderlecht and Hamburg before. He is strong defender and Belgium will need him every matches in group stages. He played 47 matches for Belgium and scored 2 goals.


Eden Hazard

Very creative and decisive attacking midfielder. He is 21 years old he is playing for Chelsea now. Chelsea has transferred him at the begining of season and he scored 1 goals and 6 assists for Chelsea. He also played 29 times for Belgium National Football Team.



Marouane Fellaini

24 years old midfielder is famous with his hair. He is playing for Everton since 2008 and he did very good job there. He is famous with his key passes and surprising dribblings.




Axel Witsel (Midfielder) from Benfica, Thomas Vermaelen (Defender) Arsenal, Thibaut Courtois (Goalkeeper) from Atletico Madrid are another important teams for squad and these players performances will affect to match, certainly.

Injured Players:

Nacer Chadli is injured in Belgium squad but I don’t think that it’s very important lose for Belgium. He is already substitute and Dries Mertens or Kevin Mirallas are already playing in that positions.

Both Teams has no suspended players in their squad.


Match Prediction:

Belgium has stars but they have a problem that they can not play like a team. If they could do that we could see a very successful Belgium last year. Wales hasn’t got very star players like Belgium but they can be dangerous at home. I can recommend you to think about less then 2,5 goals for this match. I don’t recommend this but if you think about a result, so think about a draw.



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