Our prediction for this Belgian Cup match:
A spot in the Belgian Cup final will be at stake when Anderlecht and Eupen go head to head at Lotto Park in a highly-anticipated game. Anderlecht have been in a fine form of late, with the team recording three wins in the previous four league fixtures. All Colassin, Delcroix, and Lissens should miss out with injuries for the home sideThe capital club aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at the Pandas in the return leg.
Eupen, on the other hand, did well to hold league leaders Royale Union SG to a goalless draw in their last league match. The Pandas shared the spoils (2-2) with Anderlecht in the first leg, but seeing that the Purple & White are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Liege empty-handed. Michael Valkanis should have a full squad to choose from.
Highlighted Player (Lior Refaelov):
Lior Refaelov is an Israeli footballer playing as an attacking midfielder for the Belgium giants with whom he has been a mainstay since his arrival in 2011. Rafaelov began his career at Maccabi Haifa where he played 161 league appearances and scored 30 goals before moving to Belgium.
The experienced 30-year-old Israel international has made his senior debut for his country in 2007 and has since earned over 30 caps for Israel. Lior Rafaelov is a player of vast international experience despite the fact Club Brugge are his first and so far only club in Europe.
The 30-year-old attacking midfielder is a major force upfront who has scored six times during Brugge’s Europa League campaign in 2014-15, while he also scored the winner in the Belgian Cup final to earn his club a first trophy in eight years. Last season Rafaleov repeated the feat, having scored in the 2016 Belgian Cup Final, but it wasn’t enough for Club Brugge to avoid getting defeated 2-1 to Standard Liege.