Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
After dropping a two-goal advantage in the Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk, Antwerp will look to return to winning ways when they take on Eupen in the Jupiler League round 10 on Sunday afternoon. Despite failing to find the net in the midweek loss, experienced Dutch forward Vincent Janssen will continue leading the line for the hosts, while both Ritchie De Laet and Jacob Ondrejka are out of contention through injuries.
The Pandas, on the other hand, are on a four-game losing run in the Belgian top flight and given their shaky defence, we believe that the reigning champions are going to emerge triumphant in Sunday’s clash. Amadou Keita is banned for the match, while both Bartosz Bialek and Kevin Mohwald are major doubts and the duo will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. In their last meeting at Bosuilstadion Antwerp defeated Eupen 2-0.
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.