Scotland and Belgium meet at Hampden Park, in a match for this stage of the EC Qualification (Qualifying Round). In 2 head‑to‑heads in the last 3 years, the away team won 2. Scotland registers significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth special attention.
Scotland VS Belgium
09 September 2019 – 19:45
Qualifying Round – Group I – Round 6
09 Sep – 19:45
Who will be the winner?
Analysis of Scotland
The home team is currently in the 4th position, with 6 points won, after 2 wins and 3 losses. In the penultimate round, they have lost an away match against Belgium by (3‑0). In the last round, they have lost a home match against Russia by (1‑2). 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 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 18 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 9 home matches Scotland has won 4 and lost 5. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 8 of their 15 matches, and have only turned the score around in 1.
There is no doubt that the Scottish team’s mission is very difficult this round, as they will face an extremely qualified opponent. Therefore, if they want to avoid defeat they will need to work hard on the field and above all make no mistakes. Of course, the favoritism is with the visiting team and this makes the local team have to take some action. The main one is to arm their defense well, knowing that if they do not suffer goals they’ll at least get a draw. In this match the best players available will be on the field.
Analysis of Belgium
The away team is currently in the 1st position, with 15 points won, after 5 wins. In the penultimate round, they have won a home match agaisnt Scotland by (3‑0). In the last round, they have won an away match against San Marino by (0‑4). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 39 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 13 wins and 2 draws at their stadium, with 39 goals scored and 8 conceded. In the last 9 away matches Belgium has won 7 and lost 2.
In this competition, they have a sequence of 5 wins in the last matches. Defensive consistency has been one of their best features, as they have only conceded goals in 1 of the last 5 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition. In their away mathes there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 9 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that likes to score first. They have opened up the score in 13 of the last 15 matches, they have reached half‑time in front in 9 of those 13 matches and have held on to the lead until the end of the 90′ in 11 of them.
The Belgian national team is the big favorite to take first place in their group because of their quality. They are certainly going after their objectives and that is why even away from their domains it is focused on winning a victory. Having a qualified cast it ends up having favoritism for itself and wants to turn this favoritism into three points.So, they expect to play good football and without mistakes to approach the result they expect. In this match the best players available will be on the field.