Sports Innovation previews the World Cup qualifier between Wales and Belgium and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
Another decisive World Cup qualifier awaits in Cardiff as Wales face Belgium on Tuesday evening.
Belgium visit the Welsh capital with their spot in the 2022 World Cup as Group E winners already sealed, having qualified for the tournament after a 3-1 win over Estonia at the weekend.
For Wales, though, it’s not over yet. Their destiny is in their own hands, as they have already qualified for the World Cup playoffs in March due to winning their Nations League group. But if the Dragons can avoid defeat to Belgium, a home tie in the playoff semi-finals is possible.
Facts and figures for Wales vs Belgium in World Cup.
- Wales unbeaten the last 6 matches in a row;
- Wales unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home;
- Wales scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Wales’s last 3 of 5 matches.
- Belgium has won the last 5 matches in a row;
- Belgium unbeaten the last 8 matches in a row;
- Belgium unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Belgium has won in the last 7 of 8 matches.
Current form — Wales vs Belgium
Unbeaten Dragons performing to expectations
Wales look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. Rob Page’s side look well suited to take on any opponent at the moment, as their last 3 matches saw them gaining 7 points. They started off drawing 2-2 with the Czech Republic, before downing first Estonia by 1-0, then Belarus in a 5-1 win.
The Red Devils getting back to their best
Belgium go into this encounter hoping to build on their recent return to form. In their 3 most recent outings, Roberto Martinez’s side had to dig deep for results. They first suffered back-to-back to France and Italy before returning to winning ways in a 3-1 win over Estonia last time out.
Wales vs Belgium — fixture history
The last match between these teams was a World Cup qualifier back on 24 March 2021 and saw Belgium claim a 3-1 victory.
In the last 6 meetings of these teams, the opponents played on an equal footing. The two rivals have shared the spoils in recent outings in the World Cup. Both have claimed 2 wins in the last 6 encounters with 2 matches finishing without a winner.
Current table in the World Cup
Gareth Bale won’t start against Belgium and is a doubt for the match altogether. Therefore, Wales will hope an in-form Aaron Ramsey can continue his fine run with a crucial goal in Cardiff.
While Christian Benteke, Yannick Carrasco, and Thorgan Hazard covered the goals for Belgium against Estonia in the absence of star striker Romelu Lukaku.