Alphonso Davies Returns? Canada Predicted Lineup vs Belgium

Alphonso Davies, posing with outstretched arms, is in the Canada predicted lineup

Canada look to start the World Cup 2022 in style against European giants Belgium. See Last Word on Football’s Canada predicted lineup for the nation’s first match of the World Cup.

Canada Predicted Lineup vs Belgium

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How Canada Have Lined-up Recently

Canada play in something of a 3-4-1-2 formation. Milan Borjan starts in goal, with Steven Vitoria, Kamal Miller and Alistair Johnson protecting him. Sam Adekugbe and Tajon Buchanan protect the back-line from the wide positions.

Atiba Hutchinson and Stephen Eustaquio play in central midfield, providing support for the front line. A relatively set front line includes Alphonso Davies on the left-wing, Jonathan David to the right and Cyle Larin in the middle.

Canada Recent Form and Tactics

The Maple Leafs are currently on a mixed run of form. The last five matches have seen victories over fellow World Cup attendees Qatar and Japan, with losses to Honduras and Uruguay. A 2-2 draw with Bahrain makes Canada’s form perfectly balanced.

The side looks to be as dangerous as possible on the break. This is thanks to the pace of David and Davies, with the Bayern Munich left-back using his skills far higher up the pitch on the international stage.

Canada Injuries to Consider

The Canadian squad is missing a few major players through injury. This includes Maxime Crepeau, one of the strongest goalkeepers in MLS and arguably a starter at this World Cup.

Although Alphonso Davies has suffered with injuries of late and remains something of a doubt, he’ll look to force his way into the side. If he’d want to play any match at this World Cup, it would be the Pot A opposition, Belgium.

Canada Predicted Lineup

  • Milan Borjan
  • Alistair Johnson
  • Steven Vitoria
  • Kamal Miller
  • Tajon Buchanan
  • Sam Adekugbe
  • Stephen Eustaquio
  • Atiba Hutchinson
  • Alphonso Davies
  • Jonathan David
  • Cyle Larin

Current Odds: Canada vs Belgium

Belgium are favourites at 10/17, with the draw at 17/5. Outsiders Canada are at 27/5.

 

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