Belgium vs Estonia: Head to head statistics
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Having battled to victory on the road at the weekend, will Belgium pull clear at the top of Group F?
On Saturday, the Red Devils enjoyed a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Azerbaijan at Dalğa Arena.
The only goal of the evening in Bakı came towards the end of the first half, when Johan Bakayoko’s shot was diverted in by Yannick Carrasco, who’s very much claiming the goal.
So, at the half-way mark of this campaign, Domenico Tedesco’s team have ten points on the board, their sole slip-up coming in June, held to a 1-1 draw by Austria in Brussels.
Coming up next month, Belgium will face the other two contenders to qualify, taking on Austria at Ernst-Happel-Stadion, before a home game against Sweden three days later.
Ahead of those tougher fixtures to come, the Red Devils will feel three points is a must in this one.
Well, this seems likely, given that Estonia were demolished 5-0 by Sweden at A. Le Coq Arena on Saturday, suffering their biggest defeat since a drubbing by the same scoreline in Amsterdam in 2019.
In this campaign, the Blueshirts have just one point to their name, leaving Azerbaijan with a 1-1 draw in June, and the return fixture between those two in Tallinn next month is certainly their best hope of further points.
Belgium and Estonia have met five times in the last seven years, with the Red Devils winning all five encounters, scoring 21 goals.
Another emphatic home victory at King Baudouin Stadium is likely to be on the cards.
Belgium team news
With Thibaut Courtois sidelined long-term and Simon Mignolet having retired from international football, Belgium have a little bit of a goalkeeper crisis.
Matz Sels started away to Estonia in June, but it was Koen Casteels who got the nod in Azerbaijan, with the Wolfsburg shot-stopper in line to win his seventh cap here.
Kevin De Bruyne is also injured, so Leandro Trossard could be given another start, with Jérémy Doku hoping to come into the XI this time.
Amazingly, Romelu Lukaku had scored in 15 successive appearance in European qualifiers, a sequence dating back to June 2017, before failing to find the target in Bakı.
Estonia team news
Despite shipping five at the weekend, young Arsenal goalkeeper Karl Hein continues to impress for Estonia, set to earn his 24th cap here.
At the opposite end of the expirence spectrum, should captain Konstantin Vassiljev feature in this one, it would be his 153 appearance for the national team.
He needs just five more caps to become the male player with the most international appearances without every featuring at a major tournament, an unwanted accolade currently held by compatriot Martin Reim.