Belgium hosts Ivory Coast

Belgium hosts Ivory Coast at the Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussel in a friendly game between these two national teams. For the Red Devils this is going to be a warm-up before their Nations League fixtures against England and Iceland. Roberto Martinez called a huge 33-man squad for the next three matches. Let’s preview the first one in our football prediction betting tips today.

Surprisingly for everybody Roberto Martinez decided to call the super star Eden Hazard in his 33-man squad for the next games. At the same time it seems that Hazard won’t play as he was not involved in Real Madrid’s games against Real Valladolid and Levante in La Liga. The winger is still recovering from his last injury and he’s progressing too slowly at the moment.

For Belgium this friendly game against Ivory Coast comes after two strong performances in the Nations League in September. Roberto Martinez’ team achieved two consecutive wins against Denmark and Iceland, scoring 7 goals in the process. The Spanish managed called most of his stars including Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois, Yannick Carrasco, Kevin De Bruyne and Axel Witsel. It’s a pretty strong squad, there’s no doubt about this.

Ivory Coast will face Belgium and Japan in two friendlies in October. The Elephants are trying to prepare as good as possible for the upcoming Nations of Cup qualifiers against Madagascar.

At this moment the Elephants are managed by the 42-years old Patrice Beaumelle who was the assistant of Herve Renard for many years.

These are our football prediction betting tips today for the friendly game between Belgium and Ivory Coast on Thursday. The Red Devils were flawless in their Nations League games in September, so we expect them to continue in the same way. At the same time we should not forget that Ivory Coast are one of the strongest African teams. Will we see a surprise here?