Belgium vs Spain: Predicted Lineup For The Spanish Side
A 2-0 win over England certainly would provide the Spanish with a lot of confidence as they continue to prepare for their defence of the Euro crown. Spain haven’t been anywhere close to the dominance seen in the 2012 Euro or even the 2010 World Cup but another friendly win, this time against Belgium could provide the shot in the arm they have needed.
We look ahead to this mouth-watering clash between two of the best teams in Europe and predict the starting lineup for the Spanish.
David de Gea
While Iker Casillas started the last game, the best goalkeeper in England should start for the Spanish team against Belgium. De Gea has been exceptional for Manchester United this season and will be hopeful of doing well this time as well.
Mario Gaspar Perez
A magnificent overhead kick helped Spain win over England last time around and Perez should continue in his role as the right-back against Belgium.
Mikel San Jose
The Athletic Bilbao defender will be hopeful of a starting spot this time around in place of Marc Bartra, who started against England and did pretty well.
Pique should be an automatic choice for the team but with Sergio Ramos picking up and injury and El Classico coming up soon, would Pique be risked for this friendly?
The Chelsea defender came on in the second half to replace Bartra and could start this game as left-back against Belgium and do well to cement a starting spot in the team.
Last season the Fabregas – Costa axis was scoring goals for fun but this time around it has died down. Hopefully the Chelsea men can combine and with Fabregas playing in midfield, he could have a bigger say in the game.
The Barcelona man is the destroyer in midfield and should keep his place for the national side in this friendly against Belgium.
The attacker from Manchester United didn’t get a chance to show his ability in the last game but could be given the starting spot when they play the next friendly.
Pedro hasn’t done that entire great for Chelsea this season, but he could get a chance to prove himself against Belgium after sitting out on the bench in the last game against England.
The Chelsea striker hasn’t done much this season apart from picking fights but maybe playing in the Red of the national team can help Costa score a couple of goals or at least play better for the rest of the season.
The Juventus striker didn’t get a chance to play against England but could be given the opportunity to do some damage against the Belgians and hopefully get the place from Paco Alcacer.