Euro 2016 is onto another quarter final match! This time it’s Wales vs Belgium. Some are saying it’s Belgium’s time to win while Wales is capitalizing on their team spirit.
This is Wales‘ first encounter at the Euro 2016 and beginner’s luck is definitely on their side. They have their star player Gareth Bales. He has since bagged 3 goals, an assist and a man of the match award. The Welsh team has also packed team spirit and belief along with some of the noisiest merrymakers to celebrate each and every goal they have. However, if the Welsh team wishes to advance, they will need to make sure they have the ball enough times to get an opportunity to score a goal.
Belgium may have had a false start against Italy but they followed it with a string of victories ending with a knockout 4-0 win against Hungary. If Wales has Bales, Belgium can rely on Hazard as the catalyst for their “well-oiled attacking machine,” UEFA notes. However, Belgium will have to face Wales with a battered defense line. Wilmot’s line of defense in Kompany and Nicolas Lombaerts crumbled when the pair sported injuries that bars them from helping Belgium advance.
Euro 2016 Quarter Finals Prediction: Wales vs Belgium
Between the debutantes and the rising team, their numbers are close. Numbers show Belgium is more poised to take risks and get its rewards than Wales. However, that openness to risk might also cause Belgium headache when it comes to being booked.
Though Wales has had a wonderful run, Belgium’s efficiency of attacks, possession and passing accuracy is hard evidence. They may still win the team their spot at the quarter finals despite a maimed defense. If Belgium can keep their attacks coming and the ball in their possession, their spot at the semi finals will be secured. Between the two, we see Belgium ending as the victor.
Watch Online: Wales vs Belgium
Wales vs Belgium will meet again but this time in the quarter finals round. Their Euro 2016 quarter final match is scheduled for Friday, July 1 at 9:00PM (Saturday, July 2 at 5:00AM NSW) in Lille.
Don’t miss the action and watch the Wales vs Belgium match online on beIN Sports.