Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
All eyes will be on Lotto Park when Anderlecht and Antwerp face each other in the Jupiler League round 11. Anderlecht did well to beat Kortrijk 3-1 on the road in their last league match, with Germany rising star Lukas Nmecha scoring a brace. The 21-year-old is likely to keep his place up front, but the likes of Cobbaut, Mukairu, Sardella, and Trebel should all miss the match with injury. Dauda and Vranjes are both rated doubtful after the duo was tested positive for coronavirus.
Antwerp, on the other hand, look unstoppable at the moment, with the team recording a win in each of their last four league fixtures. The league leaders are likely to stick to their attacking style of play, and seeing that the attacking partnership of Mbokani and Refaelov has been in a perfect working order, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score.
Highlighted Player (Jordan Lukaku):
Jordan Lukaku is well known for his older brother Romelu Lukaku, who plays for Everton as a striker. Jordan began his senior career at Anderlecht, but he made no more than eight league appearances for the club. The left-footed full-back played for fellow Belgian outfit Oostende from 2013 to 2016 and at the end of the 2015/2016 season he moved to Italy.
Jordan Lukaku signed a deal with Italian club Lazio for a fee of £5 million (plus £1 million in bonuses). His main position is left-back, but he is capable of playing as a left midfielder as well. Speaking of his international career, Jordan Lukaku made his Belgium debut against Andorra on 10 October, 2015.
However, he has yet to find the net for the Belgian national team. Jordan was born in Antwerp on 25 July, 1994. His father Roger Lukaku was a professional footballer as well and played for the Zaire national team.
Highlighted Team (Antwerp):
Founded back in 1880, Antwerp is one of the oldest clubs in Belgium. The Great Old welcome their rivals at Bosuilstadion, the venue with the capacity of 16,144 people. Antwerp are well known for their red home kits, with the team wearing white shirts and white jerseys when playing on the travels.
Over the years Antwerp have been trying to close the gap between Belgian giants Anderlecht and Club Brugge, but they have yet to win the title in the recent history. The Great Old clinched their first domestic trophy back in 1929, with the team repeating the success two years later. The third and the fourth titles came in 1944 and 1957 respectively.
Beerschot A.C. are considered the club’s fiercest rivals, but they have a rivalry with Club Brugge as well. The club chiefs had a long-term partnership with famous English club Manchester United in the past, with Antwerp taking young footballers on loan to Old Trafford.