Probable Lineups


Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(25) 11 Goals 4 (9)
(21) 10 Assists 2 (6)
(7) 7.3 Average Ratings 6.3 (6.2)
31.1 Average Age 28.8
186.3 Average Height (cm) 183.1
(1.4) 1.6 Shots pg 0.7 (0.7)
(57%) 68% Aerial Duel Success 50% (46%)
(1.1) 1.2 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.3)
(1.1) 1.1 Tackles pg 1.3 (1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in World Cup Qualification UEFA 1st Round Grp. E.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Youri Tielemans Out 6.97
Toby Alderweireld Out 7.16
Player Reason Status Rating
Karl Hein Out 7.05
Mattias Käit Out 7.18
Bogdan Vastsuk Out 6.32
Märten Kuusk Out 6.61

Team News

  • Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans has withdrawn from the Belgium squad through injury and is now sidelined for a few weeks. Toby Alderweireld is also ruled out.
  • Romelu Lukaku only returned to light running for Chelsea last week so he wasn't called up by Roberto Martinez.
  • Michy Batshuayi would usually come in for Lukaku but he too is unavailable so Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke may lead the line here.
  • Hans Vanaken has played a direct hand in seven goals in three qualifiers for Belgium and is a more than capable replacement for Tielemans.
  • Alternatively, Kevin De Bruyne could play deeper in Tielemans' role with Dries Mertens supporting Benteke and Eden Hazard.
  • Alexis Saelemaekers, Timothy Castagne and Thomas Meunier are in competition to start at right wing-back.
  • With Wales to come next, even though that game may mean nothing for Belgium, Robert Martinez may hold back some key players for that one.
  • Vladislav Kreida and Henri Anier are back from bans for Estonia but now they have lost Märten Kuusk to suspension.
  • Tottenham youngster Maksim Paskotsi has a good chance to start at centre-abck with Kuusk suspended.
  • First-choice goalkeeper Karl Hein has withdrawn from the squad because of injury and will need replacing.
  • Starting midfielders Mattias Kait and Bogdan Vastsuk have also pulled out of the squad through injury.


  • Belgium will guarantee first place in Group E with a win here. They are five points clear of Wales, who they face next, with two games to play. Belgium have won five and drawn one of their six qualifiers to date.
  • Estonia sit second from bottom in the group with four defeats from six qualifiers. They lost 5-2 to Belgium in the reverse fixture and another heavy defeat is expected on Saturday.

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