Iceland take on Belgium on Matchday 4 of the UEFA Nations League. The Iceland vs Belgium live stream will begin on Thursday, Wednesday,WATCH LIVE October 14 (October 15 at 12:15 am IST). The UEFA Nations League fixture will take place at Laugardalsvöllur in Reykjavík, Iceland. Here is our Iceland vs Belgium prediction, Iceland vs Belgium team news and UEFA Nations League live stream information.
NAME: Iceland – Belgium
DATE: 14 Oct 2020
TIME: 18:45 UTC
VENUE: Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavik, Iceland
Iceland vs Belgium live stream info and preview.Belgium visit Iceland looking to bounce back from their recent defeat against England. The side lost 2-1 away to England and currently find themselves in second place with six points from three games. After a 12-match winning streak, Belgium have failed to win their last two games will be looking to return to winning ways in the UEFA Nations League encounter.
Iceland hopes to earn its first points of the 2020 UEFA Nations League competition on Wednesday when it hosts Belgium in a Group A2 matchup. Through its first three games, Iceland sits in last place with a goal differential of -8, most recently losing to Denmark 3-0 and scoring just once
in a group that also includes England and Denmark. Belgium, meanwhile, trails group leader England by a point after being defeated by them 2-1 this past Sunday. In the first matchup between these two sides, Belgium ran rampant on offense in a 5-1 victory, led by a two-goal performance for Michy Batshuayi and additional goals scored by Axel Witsel, Dries Mertens and Jeremy Doku.
Iceland, on the other hand, are still looking for their first point in this year’s edition of the tournament. The hosts are placed last in their group and lost 3-0 to Denmark last time out. They come into the game knowing that they have to avoid defeat to have a realistic chance of escaping relegation.
Iceland: In the absence of Ragnar Sigurdsson and Alfred Finnbogason, all eyes will be on Gylfi Sigurdsson. The midfielder has 24 goals in 75 appearances for the national side.Belgium: Dries Mertens will be expected to shoulder the creative burden after Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne’s withdrawal from the squad. Romelu Lukaku will be another player to watch out for, with the striker having scored from the spot in the last game.
Sunday’s 3-0 home loss to Denmark leaves Iceland four points adrift at the foot of Group 2. Coach Erik Hamrén said Aron Gunnarsson, Alfred Finnbogason, Jóhann Gudmundsson and Ragnar Sigurdsson would not feature against Belgium.A 2-1 defeat in England ended the Red Devils’ 13-game unbeaten run (W12 D1), but Belgium remain just one point behind the Group 2 leaders.revious meetings Belgium have won all 12 of their previous meetings with Iceland, most recently beating them 5-1 in their first UEFA Nations League Group A2 encounter in September.
Iceland at least scored; they had not done so in their previous eight competitive games against Belgium, since they lost 5-2 at home to the Red Devils in a 1957 FIFA World Cup qualifier.What the coaches sayHighlights: Iceland 0-3 Denmark Erik Hamrén, Iceland coach: “We have had three difficult games in the space of six days, both mentally and physically. The goal I had for these games was that as few players as possible would start all three games. Is this job harder than I expected? We have difficult opponents in the Nations League and it is very hard to get points.”
Roberto Martínez, Belgium coach: “We played a very good first half [in the defeat against England], but the second half was not good enough. And so you lose the game. Although we had several good chances. It’s a shame to lose.”