Belgium vs Slovakia Prediction: Team to Win, Form, News and more

Here is our prediction for the upcoming Euro 2024 Group Game between Belgium and Slovakia on Monday, June 17th 2024.

 
10:20am on Monday 17th June 2024
By
Jake Skudder

Belgium and Slovakia will kick off their Euro 2024 Group E campaigns on Monday evening in an exciting clash at the Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt.

With Romania and Ukraine also in this competitive group, both teams will be eager to start their tournament with a victory.

Belgium's Form and Key Players

Belgium, under the management of Domenico Tedesco, enters the tournament with a series of encouraging results. The side secured wins in friendly matches against Montenegro and Luxembourg, scoring five goals without conceding any. Belgium remains unbeaten in all competitions since their 2-0 loss to Morocco at the 2022 World Cup.

Belgium's lineup will likely feature Romelu Lukaku, their all-time leading scorer with 85 goals in 115 appearances.

The forward will be pivotal in Belgium’s attacking strategies. Manchester City stars Kevin De Bruyne and Jeremy Doku are also expected to play crucial roles, adding creativity and pace to the team.

However, Belgium will miss defenders Jan Vertonghen and Arthur Theate due to injuries, with Thomas Meunier also a potential absentee.

Slovakia's Form and Key Players

Slovakia, led by Francesco Calzona, enters the match following impressive friendly wins against San Marino and Wales, both with a 4-0 scoreline.

The side have only lost one of their last seven matches and finished second in their European Championship qualification group behind Portugal.

Key players for Slovakia include Milan Skriniar of Paris Saint-Germain, who will be winning his 69th cap, and Ondrej Duda, the team’s leading scorer with 13 goals.

Napoli midfielder Stanislav Lobotka will also play a crucial role in the midfield.

Prediction

Belgium's superior attacking quality, spearheaded by Lukaku, is expected to give them an edge in this encounter.

While Slovakia has the potential to challenge, Belgium is likely to secure a narrow victory.

Our prediction: Belgium 2-1 Slovakia

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