Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany will start for Belgium tonight away in Greece against the 2004 European champions, and the job for the Red Devils is quite simple: three points and automatic qualification is guaranteed.
Belgium lead Greece by six points in Group H, and if they win they’ll have a nine-point advantage with only two matches to go. Even a draw would be enough thanks to their superior goal difference, but the only way to officially secure a spot in Russia is with a victory.
After destroying Gibraltar and winning 9-0 last Thursday, Belgium go into this match with a lot of confidence. Greece won’t be as easy to beat as Gibraltar, especially at home, but they’re not the strongest team in Europe either.
Belgium are massive favorites tonight, and if they get a win they’ll be the sixth team to guarantee a World Cup place. Kompany and De Bruyne will lead the line for the Red Devils, and this is a match you should not miss.
Belgium starting XI:
Courtois; Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Meunier, De Bruyne, Dembélé, Fellaini, Carrasco; Lukaku, Mertens
Greece starting XI:
Karnezis; Maniatis, Manolas, Sokratis, Tzavellas; Zeca, Alexandros, Samaris, Stafylidis; Fourtounis; Donis
How to Watch
Venue: Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis, Piraeus, Greece
Kickoff time: 7:45pm BST (UK), 2:45pm ET, 11:45am PT (USA), 12:15am IST (India)
Television: ESPN 3 (USA), Sky Sports Football (UK)
Online streaming: WatchESPN (USA), Sky GO (UK)
(Listings via LiveSoccerTV)