Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Anderlecht will be aiming to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Gent when they welcome Charleroi to their Lotto Park on Matchday 33. Anderlecht are eyeing their fifth consecutive win on home soil, and the bookies see them as favourites to beat the Black and Whites. All Majeed Ashimeru, Zeno Debast, and Hannes Delcroix should miss out with injuries for the home team.
Charleroi, on the other hand, rolled over Cercle Brugge 5-0 before the international break to stay in the Conference League berth, but given Anderlecht’s fine home record, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. As for the visiting side, all Mehdi Boukamir, Jules Van Cleemput, and Steeven Willems should miss out with injuries. In the first half of the season Anderlecht defeated Charleroi 3-1, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
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.