Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
All eyes will be on Bosuilstadion when Antwerp and Genk face each other in a postponed Jupiler League game. Antwerp aim to build on back-to-back wins over Eupen and Seraing, and they are likely to adopt yet another attack-minded approach. Japan international Koji Miyoshi should keep his place in the starting XI despite failing to find the net in the triumph over the newcomers, while all Balikwisha, Coopman, Engels, Nsimba, Vines, and Yusuf are all out of contention with injuries.
Genk, on the other hand, will be without Bongonda, Hrosovsky, Jukleroed, and Preciado in the midweek game. Anyhow, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered as the visitors have already netted 15 goals in the process. You should bear in mind that there have been over 3.5 goals in each of the previous four meetings between the two teams in the Belgian top flight.
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.
Highlighted Team (Genk):
Founded in 1988, Genk are considered one of the youngest clubs in Belgium. Luminus Arena is the home stadium of the club, the capacity of the venue is 24 956 and it was built in 1999. Speaking of UEFA matches, the stadium can hold 21 500 spectators.
Genk clinched one Belgian Pro League trophy in the 20th century, with the team winning the 1989/1999 title. They finished the season with 73 points, two points clear of second-placed Club Brugge. Genk won their second domestic trophy in 2002 and the team lifted the Belgian Pro League title in 2011 as well. Speaking of the Belgian Cup, the club clinched their fourth trophy in the competition in 2013.
The club is well known for their brilliant school and you should bear in mind that the likes of Steven Defour, Christian Benteke, Thibaut Courtois, Divock Origi and Kevin De Bruyne are all products of Genk’s football academy.