Wales took four points off Belgium in qualifying for these championships but I fear this is a different sort of Belgium team now. They lost their opening game to Italy but they look like a team who are now running into form. Eight goals scored in their last three games and none conceded.
Wales have been brilliant. The last “home nation” to survive they have enjoyed themselves. They have also enjoyed the fact that England are gone. Then again most of us enjoyed that as well.
This is the biggest game for Wales since the World Cup way back in 1958 and again as always the pressure will be on Gareth Bale to once more to deliver.
The problem for Wales is that Belgium appear to have more options. Eden Hazard was superb in the 4-0 thrashing of Hungary in the last round and they will look to him again for inspiration.
Wales beat Northern Ireland in the last round but in truth they were a tad lucky. An unfortunate own goal from Gareth McAuley was the difference in a game that Northern Ireland could easily have won. Belgium are better than Northern Ireland. They are well organised at the back and they can score goals.
Wales have improved according to Bale “we have become better as the tournament has gone on and we know we are a better side”.
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