Belgium takes on the visitors Costa Rica at “King Baudouin Stadium” in the international friendly clash. The match will be played in Brusel on Monday, June 11th.
Belgium are capable to bring like low-scoring fight (1:0 vs. Japan and 2:0 against Estonia), like the high-scoring battle (4:0 against Saudi Arabia as well as 4:3 vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina). Everything depends on the team’s proficiency to convert attempts into goals. “Les Diables Rouges” are notable with their wing play as there are obligatory two attacking footballers in each of them. Therefore, Belgium produces numerous side attacks, high crosses and low crosses. Besides, it should be bearing in mind that nearly all midfielders settled long-range shots that also lead to the corners. The side recorded 214 overall shots (on average 21.4 per game), 95 kicks on target (on average 9.5 per match) and 78 corners (on average 7.8 per fight) in 10 encounters conducted within the Europe’s Qualifiers Group stage for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. As for the team’s statistics in the recent friendly tackles, Belgium made 26 shots with 14 of them been on target and 11 corners in the tackle against Saudi Arabia; 20 shots with nine accurate kicks on target and eight corners in its head-to-head against Egypt.
As for Costa Rica, the side has lost not to main line-up of England with 0:2 scoreline in the last friendly tackle. The side uses the scheme with five defenders, as a result, the massive defense often blocks shots and low crosses which lead to the corners. The team’s recent encounters are the good proofs of the mentioned above statistics: Spain has made 17 shots,10 kicks on target and 10 corners while England recorded 10 kicks, six shots on target and nine corners.
Taking into consideration that Belgium will put permanent pressure on Costa Rica, I believe that the hosts will manage to shot off eight corners in the forthcoming clash as it the average figure for them.
Prediction for the match: Belgium to take over 7.5 corners.