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| On Oct 7, 2021 8:15 PM IST

BEL vs FRA Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Belgium vs France Nations League Live Score October 8


BEL vs FRA Dream11: European heavyweights Belgium and France collide in the second semi-final of the UEFA Nations League. The winner will meet Spain in the finals, who beat Italy 2-1 yesterday. Belgium topped the group consisting of the likes of England and Denmark. They head into this game following victories against the Czech Republic and Belarus.

France, on the other hand, came out on top of defending champions Portugal, Sweden, and Croatia. They finally ended their winless run of five games by defeating Finland 2-0. Antoine Griezmann scored a brace in that game.

Date: 8 October, Thursday
Kick-Off: 00:15 AM (IST)
Venue: Allianz Stadium

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Recent Form
Belgium: WWWLW
France: WDDLD

Head to Head 

France have won three of the last five while there were two goalless draws.

BEL vs FRA Today Match Prediction Details

Belgium News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Thomas Meunier is injured.
  • Dries Mertens and Divock Origi are not part of the squad

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Belgium will lineup in their usual 3-4-3 formation.
  • T Courtois will start between the sticks.
  • T Alderweireld, D Boyata, and J Vertonghen are expected to be the back three.
  • Y Tielemans and Axel Witsel should occupy the midfield slots while Y Carrasco and T Castagne could operate as fullbacks.
  • K De Bruyne and E Hazard should lineup behind striker R Lukaku.

Belgium XI (likely)

Thibaut Courtois
Toby Alderweireld
Dedryck Boyata
Jan Vertonghen
Timothy Castagne
Youri Tielemans
Axel Witsel
Yannick Carrasco
Kevin De Bruyne
Romelu Lukaku
Eden Hazard

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France News

Injury Report and Unavailability: 

  • Anthony Martial and Ngolo Kante are doubtful for this game.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • France will lineup in a 4-3-3 formation.
  • H Lloris should be starting in goal.
  • B Pavard, R Varane, P Kimpembe, and L Hernandez are expected to lineup in defence.
  • P Pogba, J Veretout, and A Rabiot could occupy midfield positions.
  • A Griezmann, K Benzema, and K Mbappe should start as the front three.

France Starting XI (likely)

Hugo Lloris
Benjamin Pavard
Raphael Varane
Presnel Kimpembe
Lucas Hernandez
Paul Pogba
Jordan Veretout
Adrien Rabiot
Antoine Griezmann
Karim Benzema
Kylian Mbappe

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BEL vs FRA Fantasy Football Tips

Captain Options

Romelu Lukaku can bring home handsome points. He has five goals and one assist in the Uefa Nations League in five games.

Games Played 5
Goals 5
Assists 1
Pass Accuracy 81
Chances Created 6
Interceptions 0
Tackles 1
Clean Sheets 2

Antoine Griezmann has been in great form for club and country. He has two goals and one asisist in six games in the Nations League.

Games Played 6
Goals 2
Assists 1
Pass Accuracy 84
Chances Created 12
Interceptions 3
Tackles 9
Clean Sheets 3

Differential Pick

Kevin de Bruyne could be a shrewd differential pick. We all know about his abilities. He has one goal and three assists for the national side in four games.

Games Played 4
Goals 1
Assists 3
Pass Accuracy 81
Chances Created 7
Interceptions 0
Tackles 1
Clean Sheets 1

BEL vs FRA Dream11 Teams

Goalkeeper – H Lloris
Defenders – T Alderwireld, J Vertonghen, L Hernandez, P Kimpembe
Midfielders – K De Bruyne, P Pogba, T Tielemans
Forwards – R Lukaku, A Griezmann, K Mbappe

Likely Winner:

  • In their last six meetings, Belgium and France have split the wins, with the other two games ending in a tie.
  • Belgium has only lost one of their past 17 matches in all competitions (W14 D2), the one setback coming against Italy in the UEFA Euro 2020 quarter-finals.
  • Despite being eliminated on penalties by Switzerland in the UEFA Euro 2020 Round of 16, France has not lost a game within 90 minutes in any of their last 14 matches across all competitions (W8 D6).
  • Belgium are slight favorites for this game considering the form of the two teams.

Match Odds: 

Belgium: 2/1
France: 17/10

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