Wales v Belgium live, Thursday 22 September, 7.45pm
Wales will look to boost their chances of survival in League A by recording an upset victory against Belgium on Thursday.
Rob Page’s side are in a perilous position in Group A4 after picking up just one point from the first 12 available. They are three points behind third-placed Poland, who they host next week in Cardiff. But defeat to Belgium on Thursday would lead to relegation if Poland avoided defeat to the Netherlands. If they are to guarantee their survival in League A, Wales must win their two remaining matches.
It won’t be easy. Belgium are aiming for first place and qualification for next year’s Nations League final. Three points behind the Netherlands, only a win will be enough for Roberto Martinez’s men when they host Wales.
But despite the largely disappointing results, Page will have taken some positives from his side’s campaign to date. Each of their three losses has been by a single goal. One of them, against Poland, involved a heavily rotated Wales side. Both losses to the Netherlands came with game-winning goals in second-half stoppage time.
As for Belgium, they weren’t entirely convincing apart from a 6-1 thrashing by Poland. They were only able to draw in the second leg at the Cardiff City Stadium, while their home game against the Dutch ended in a 4-1 loss.
Aaron Ramsey has been left out of the Wales squad with a hamstring injury but Gareth Bale is set to start on Thursday. Harry Wilson and Ben Davies are also on the treatment table, as there is a call for 17-year-old Luke Harris from Fulham (opens in a new tab).
The Belgium squad are missing the injured Romelu Lukaku, while Jeremy Doku has also been ruled out due to fitness issues. Leicester (opens in a new tab) The trio Youri Tielemans, Timothy Castagne and Wout Faes could face club colleague Danny Ward.
Kick-off is at 7.45pm BST on Thursday September 22 and is distributed by First Sport 1 United Kingdom. See below for international streaming options.
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