Our prediction for this Belgian Cup match:
Anderlecht will be aiming to book their place in the Belgian Cup semis when they host Kortrijk to their Lotto Park on Thursday evening. The capital club played out a 2-2 draw with Club Brugge in the Jupiler League derby at the weekend, with the team extending their fine goal-scoring run. Since Anderlecht scored 15 goals in total in the previous five games in all competitions, we believe that home win should be considered.
All Delcroix, Lissens, Leoni, and Sardella should miss out with injuries, while both Amuzu and Raman are pushing for a start. Kortrijk, on the other hand, are on a three-game winning run in the Belgian top flight, but Anderlecht will pose a much bigger threat for the visitors than their previous rivals. The likes of Alioui, Gueye, Hermann, Ocansey, and Osabutey are likely to miss the game with injuries for the visiting team.
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.