Preview - Greece vs Belgium 4 Sep

Started by Bensergi, Sep 04, 2017, 05:39 AM

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Greece vs Belgium

Belgium can secure their place at FIFA World Cup 2018 with victory over Greece on Sunday, September 3, at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis in Athens.

Roberto Martinez's men are currently six points clear at the top of Group H with three games left to play and are yet to lose a game so far in their World Cup qualifying campaign.

In fact, Belgium have only dropped points once so far in the group, against Sunday's opponents in a 1-1 draw in Brussels back in March.

It could have been worse for the hosts too, Belgium needing an 89th-minute equaliser from Romelu Lukaku to rescue a point in a frantic finish with Greece ending the game with nine men.

Belgium also fielded Kevin De Bruyne, Dries Mertens and Yannick Carrasco against Gibraltar, and the firepower available to Martinez will surely even trouble a Greek side that has only conceded three goals in seven games.

Greece, meanwhile, go into the game in second place in the group but were held to a goalless draw in Estonia last time out.

That result was the third consecutive draw for the Greeks, who look strong defensively but have not managed to find the back of the net in their last two games.



Bensergi

Match Stats:

  • Greece 1-2 Belgium
  • Shots: 7-7
  • Possession: 41%-59%
  • Corner kicks: 7-4

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