Belgium – Egypt FREE PICKS
Belgium and Egypt meet at Stade Roi Baudouin, in a friendly match. This is the 3rd friendly match of the year in Belgium, after friendlies against Portugal and Saudi Arabia. In the case of Egypt, this is their 5th friendly of the year, after previous friendly matches against Colombia, Kuwait, Greece and Portugal. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 09-02-2005, in a match that ended with the final score: Egypt (4-0) Belgium. Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
This is the 3rd friendly match of the year for the home team, after previous friendlies in which they registered the following results: Belgium (0-0) Portugal and Belgium (4-0) Saudi Arabia. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Belgian has won 7 and tied 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
Belgium comes into this game with a scoreless draw against Portugal, ending two wins in friendly friendly matches. We emphasize that the Mexicans will be present at the 2018 World Cup, as they finished in the first position of Group H of the qualifying phase. Normally the trainer Roberto Martinez plays in 3-4-2-1, being Lukaku the most offensive reference of the team. However, it is important to underline that the great highlight of the team is midfielder Hazard: this player is possessor of great technical quality and pass. We emphasize that the Belgian team presents enormous competition in the offensive organization and in the maintenance of possession of the ball. In doubt for this game is Kompany.
The visiting team disputes their 5th friendly of the year. In the previous friendlies he registered the following scorecards: Egypt (0-0) Colombia, Kuwait (1-1) Egypt, Egypt (0-1) Greece and Portugal (2-1) Egypt. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 6 conceded. In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Egypt won 2, drew 3 and lost 5.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 matches. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition.
The Egypt team comes to this game with a scoreless draw against Colombia, adding the fifth game in a row without winning in several competitions. Like his adversary, the Egyptians will be present at the 2018 World Cup. In this friendly, coach Héctor Cúper is expected to play in the usual 4-2-3-1, privileging defensive organization and counterattacks. In addition, the Egyptian team will use the flanks to create danger: Trezeguet is a very fast player and exempt in the transport of the ball. From outside due to injury continues Mohamed Salah, however, is recoverable for the 2018 World Cup.
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