Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
All eyes will be on Lotto Park when Anderlecht and Royale Union SG go head to head in the Jupiler League derby on Sunday. Anderlecht proved their worth in back-to-back wins over Antwerp, with the team keeping their Champions League hopes alive. The capital club are high on spirits ahead of the visit of Royale Union, and they are surely capable of picking up all three points from the match. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Francis Amuzu, who has been in a splendid form of late.
The visitors, on the other hand, impressed in the regulation season, but following back-to-back losses to Club Brugge, they are unlikely to win their first ever Jupiler League trophy. Given the lack of confidence in the away team’s dressing room, we believe that there is a big value in betting on Anderlecht. Defender Koki Machida is banned for the away side.
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.