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Belgium and Netherlands will both be looking to begin their Uefa Nations League campaign with a positive start when they lock horns at the Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussels on Friday evening.

The two teams will face off in Brussels after they were drawn in League A Group 4 alongside the likes of Poland and Wales, respectively.

Belgium will come into this fixture on a seven-game unbeaten run across all competitions after they cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Burkina Faso in an international friendly match after Hans Vanaken, Leandro Trossard and Christian Benteke all got their names on the score sheet at the Lotto Park Stadium on 29 March 2022.

Netherlands, meanwhile, will be hoping to bounce back and return to winning ways after they were held to a 1-1 draw against Germany at the Amsterdam ArenA in an international friendly match on 29 March 2022, which saw Steven Bergwijn cancel out Thomas Müller’s 45th-minute opener.

Belgium and Netherlands played out to 1-1 draws in their last two matches, which were both friendlies, however, they have not met in a competitive match since the 1998 World Cup, which ended in a goalless draw in the group stage.

Belgium are expected to be without in-form goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who is out with a groin strain, while Jason Denayer also misses due to an ankle issue, while Dutch boss Louis van Gaal will have a fully fit squad for the match.

Players To Watch:

Kevin De Bruyne: 
The Manchester City playmaker will be looking to prove his doubters wrong after winning the Premier League Player of the Year award after contributing to 15 goals and eight assists this season.

Memphis Depay: The Barcelona attacker will be looking to continue his form in the Nations League after netting at least twice in five of his six scoring games during the recent World Cup qualifiers.

Form Guide:

Belgium Nations League form:

Netherlands Nations League form:

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