Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Buoyed by a 5-0 crushing of Seraing, Anderlecht will look to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they host St. Truiden to their Lotto Park. The capital club have been scoring goals for fun of late, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Defender Killian Sardella is definitely out of contention with injury, while all Theo Leoni, Lucas Lissens, and Hannes Delcroix are rated doubtful for the match.
De Kanaries, on the other hand, do not seem to be at their sharpest ahead of the trip to Brussels, and given their three-match losing run in the national championship, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Defender Robert Bauer is back from suspension, while all Wolke Janssens, Nelson Balongo, Oleksandr Filippov, and Stan Van Dessel continue to miss out through different reasons.
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.