Belgium vs Russia: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News, Score Prediction European Qualifiers – Group I

Belgium vs Russia: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News, Score Prediction European Qualifiers – Group I
Belgium start their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign at home to Russia, as they bid to qualify for a tournament at which they will be among the favorites to lift the trophy.
 
Belgium are coming off a 5-2 defeat away at Switzerland in their final UEFA Nations League fixture. 
 
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Thorgan Hazard struck a brace as they ended the campaign second on the table. 
 
Roberto Martinez’s men remain one of the form teams in Europe at the moment having won five of their last seven matches. 
 
They have been particularly impressive at home with two wins and a draw from the last three matches.
 
Romelu Lukaku missed Manchester United’s FA Cup defeat to Wolves due to injury and is a doubt for Thursday’s clash. 
 
Michy Batshuayi is likely to step in for the 26-year-old having scored four goals in his last six matches.
 
Russia suffered a 2-0 defeat against Sweden in their final group fixture in the UEFA Nations League. 
 
The result meant they finished second in the standings. They are priced at 9.00 to emerge victorious in Belgium.
 
Russia have not been at their best lately as the loss in Sweden was their second consecutive defeat. 
 
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They have also struggled for goals in recent matches having failed to score in three of their last four fixtures.
 
Captain Artem Dzyuba is included in the squad for the matches against Belgium and Kazakhstan. 
 
The striker is expected start on Thursday despite failing to score in his last three appearances for Stanislav Cherchesov’s team.
 
Team News
 
More injury concerns for Manchester City duo Vincent Kompany and Kevin de Bruyne mean both men miss out on the latest Belgium squad, as does Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel. 
 
The only other player missing from the squad which faced Switzerland last time out is defender Christian Kabasele. 
 
Brandon Mechele and Leandro Trossard are the only uncapped outfield players in Belgium’s 28-man squad.
 
With the injury worries which beset their UEFA Nations League campaign behind them, it is a much-changed Russia squad preparing to face Belgium. 
 
Denis Cheryshev, Aleksandr Golovin, Mario Fernandes, Roman Zobnin and Fyodor Kudryashov are all back in the Russian squad, while there are four uncapped players selected too – Maksim Belyayev, Vyacheslav Karavayev, Ilzat Akhmetov and Fyodor Chalov. 
 
Roman Neustadter, Aleksandr Yerokhin and Dmitry Poloz are among the more experienced players left out from the squad which travelled to Sweden in November.
 
LineUp
 
Belgium likely XI: Thibaut Courtois, Jason Denayer, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Thomas Meunier, Youri Tielemans, Mousa Dembele, Nacer Chadli, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens
 
Russia likely XI: Guilherme, Mario Fernandes, Georgi Dzhikiya, Ilya Kutepov, Fyodor Kudryashov, Yuriy Gazinskiy, Roman Zobnin, Midfielders:Denis Cheryshev, Daler Kuzyaev, Aleksandr Golovin, Artem Dzyuba
 
score prediction: Belgium 3-0 Russia
 



 
How to watch and live stream Belgium vs Russia
You can watch the game live on Sky Sports Football from 7:40pm.
Sky Sports subscribers can also stream the match via the SkyGo app.
If you don’t have Sky, you can watch the match through NOW TV. You can get a Sky Sports day pass for £8.99, a week pass for £14.99 or a month pass for £33.99, all without needing a contract. 
NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles. 
It will also be available on NewGersy Blog.
 
Belgium vs Russia Head-to-Head 
 
Belgium have never lost to Russia, claiming three wins and two draws in five previous meetings. The last fixture between both teams was a friendly in Sochi in 2017 which ended 3-3.
 
More Details
 
European Qualifiers – Group I
Belgium vs Russia
7:45pm Thursday 21st March
King Baudouin Stadium  
 
Source: REUTERS

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