Games against Belgium have provided Wales with some memorable nights over the past decade, but the main focus for Thursday’s meeting in Brussels will be preparations for this winter’s World Cup.
Robert Page’s side secured their ticket to Qatar with a 1-0 win over Ukraine in June and today’s Nations League Group A4 game is their second to last game before the start of the tournament.
With a host of regulars including Joe Allen, Aaron Ramsey and Harry Wilson absent through injury and Gareth Bale’s involvement unclear having only joined the squad on Tuesday, there appear to be opportunities for some fringe players to prove their point before the World Cup.
But Thursday’s game will be a real test given the quality of Belgium’s squad and the fact that Roberto Martinez’s players will look to cement their place in his Qatar 2022 plans.
Wales took an impressive point in the second leg in Cardiff but four games into the 2022/23 Nations League season that’s their only point and they face relegation to League B if they don’t score next week be able.
That adds an interesting dimension to Thursday’s game, but make no mistake, both teams will play with one eye on the World Cup.
RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know to watch Belgium vs Wales on TV and online.
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When does Belgium play Wales?
Belgium vs Wales takes place on Thursday 22 September 2022.
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When is kick-off?
Belgium v Wales kicks off at 7:45pm.
There are plenty of other Nations League games this week including England v Germany.
What TV channel is Belgium vs Wales on?
The game will be broadcast on S4C from 7:25pm and on Premier Sports 1 from 7:35pm.
How to stream Belgium vs Wales online
Premier Sports subscribers can watch the game online via the website or the Premier Player app, while the game is also available via S4C Online or BBC iPlayer on a variety of devices including most smartphones and tablets.
Belgium vs Wales team news
Belgium predicted XI: Courtois; Boyata, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Castagne, Witsel, Tielemans, Carrasco; De Bruyne, Batshuayi, E. Hazard
Wales predicted XI: Hennessy; Ampadu, Rodon, Davies; N. Williams, Morrell, Smith, Norrington-Davies; James, Moore, Johnson
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Belgium v Wales Odds
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bet365 Odds: Belgium (4/11) Tie (15/4) Wales (7/1)*
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Our prognosis: Belgium vs Wales
There are only two games left before the start of the World Cup and neither coach will want to pass up this opportunity as tomorrow’s game gives them a chance to find out a little more about some of the players pushing for places and things are going smoothly allow .
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Given his importance to the side and all the talk of managing him ahead of the tournament, it would be a surprise to see Bale in the starting XI but he is one of a number of absences that should offer opportunities elsewhere.
Wales needed a late equalizer from Brennan Johnson to secure a draw in the second leg, but with both sides looking to switch gears ahead of Qatar 2022 and with less experience in the middle of the park, Thursday’s game could be just as close.
Our prediction: Belgium – Wales 3:1 (1.10 at bet365)
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