Belgium vs Greece by Isaiah
Belgium entered new qualifying path to the next World Cup 2018 in the best possible way, as the team has four victories after four matches played and in case they obtain another three pointer here, they would be very close to be the quickest nation to seal the qualification during this year already.
In the most recent game they played, the side won with impressive 8:1 result against Estonia, while they previously defeated Gibraltar 6:0, Bosnia & Herzegovina 4:0 and on the road to Cyprus 3:0. As it can be seen, they continue with great performances in attack and I definitely see them scoring more than couple of goals in this one as well.
Home team won't be counting at defender Vincent Kompany (70/4, Manchester City), Nicolas Lombaerts (38/3, Zenit), midfielder Steven Defour (49/2, Burnley) and striker Eden Hazard (76/17, Chelsea).
Greece opened up their qualifying path with three victories, firstly winning over Gibraltar, Cuprys and Estonia, but the team failed to obtain a victory in front of own fans in their first real test, when they welcomed Bosnia & Herzegovina but stood only only a 1:1 draw.
Must be said that they had many problems developing the game in attack and that at the same time, even though quite deserved, they were lucky to get the point in that game since their goal came in fifth minute of additional tie via Tzavellas, while the visitors were leading all the way since 30th minute with an own goal. Knowing their quality, but also current results that probably means that the team will be battling against Bosnia in order to get the second and play-off position, while they'll need a surprising positive result in this one in order to remain in the battle for the first position against Belgium.
In comparison to previous few call-ups, Greek side won't be able to count at goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis (41/0, Udinese), defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos (25/4, Hamburger SV) and forward Nikos Karelis (17/2, Genk).
Individual quality is completely with the home team here and I won't hesitate to risk with them here. But not only individual quality, current form and fluency in attack speak for the hosts and even though the Greeks are known for decent defending, I don't see them staying completely competitive till the end.