Belgium Team Guide for the Euro 2021 Tournament | Will the perennial underachievers finally reach their potential?
Belgium are currently the world’s number one ranked team and one of the favourites to win the Euro 2021 competition. The pressure is on very fragile shoulders which have yet to achieve something in a international final.
The Belgium team play an attractive style of football and have been demolishing all their opponents.
- Roberto Martinez has the team firing on all cylinders at the moment. During the Euro 2020 qualifiers the team ended with a perfect record of 10 wins, no losses, and a goal different of +37, the best among all teams.
- Belgium are in a relatively easy Group B alongside Russia, Finland, and Denmark. They should qualify through the group stages with ease.
- Belgium’s star players are ageing, and both Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne have had a lot of injuries recently. If they are to achieve something special, this is the year.
Belgium Team Guide: Tactics
Belgium play an attacking style 3-4-3 formation with Thibault Courtois, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, and Romelu Lukaku forming the spine of the team.
Ever since his move to Real Madrid in 2019 Hazard has struggled with injuries and lack of form. He has appeared only 24 times for Real Madrid. He has not appeared for the national team since 2019 where he scored a goal vs Cyprus.
Martinez was a good club coach, most notably taking Everton up to 5th place in his first year in charge, got Swansea promotion to the Championship and won the FA Cup with Wigan. However, he is an even better national team coach, transforming Belgium into the number one ranked team in the world.
Belgium Team Guide: Player Profile
Kevin De Bruyne
Since Vincent Kompany retired and Eden Hazard is permanently injured, Kevin De Bruyne has become the undisputed leader of the team. He dictates the play and sets the pace. He is a complete player, can score, can assist, uses both feet, and is tactically astute.
The main goal is to keep De Bruyne fit for the rest of the year and make sure he is in top physical condition once the competition begins. He is essential as the team playmaker and without his influence the team will be weakened. If Belgium has all players fit they can get through this competition with relative ease.
Belgium Team Guide: Belgium Euro 2021 Odds to win
Belgium are one of the favourite teams in the Euro 2021 competition. Most sites have them as lone favourite, some others alongside England. If they do not make it to the Final, it would be a shock.
All odds were correct at time of publication on 23/04/21. Odds are subject to change.