Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Bosuilstadion will host Saturday’s football game between Antwerp and Gent, the two top-table sides. Antwerp are eyeing their first league win since October 20, 2022, and we are positive that they will adopt an attack-minded approach against Gent. Both Christopher Scott and Bjorn Engels should miss out with injuries for the home side. The visitors, on the other hand, head into the match following a goalless draw with Standard Liege.
Since Gent are desperate to return to winning ways as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. All Nurio Fortuna, Sven Kums, Sulayman Marreh, and Tarik Tissoudali should miss out with injuries for the visiting side. In their last encounter in the Belgian top flight Antwerp defeated Gent, which is yet another reason why we are going to put our money on BTTS this time out.
Highlighted Player (Radja Nainggolan):
Born on 4 May 1988, Radja Nainggolan is a Belgian footballer who plays for AS Roma as a central midfielder. The combative midfielder failed to leave a mark on domestic stage, having left his first club Germinal Beerschot for Piacenza as a 17-year-old. Nainggolan soon started to prove his worth at senior level, earning a move to Cagliari in 2010.
He continued with impressive performances in Italian Serie A and eventually snubbed a number of top European sides to join AS Roma in 2014.The central midfielder enjoyed a very good start to his career at Stadio Olimpico, while also establishing himself as a first team regular in the Belgian national team, helping the Red Devils climb to first place in FIFA Rankings and also qualify for the Euro 2016 finals.
A highly skilled midfielder who does not shirk from defensive duties, Nainggolan is also famous for his fiery temperament that has seen him earn 2 red cards and over 70 yellow cards during the course of his career.
Highlighted Team (Gent):
Gent are a Belgian football club that plays their home games at Ghelamco Arena. The venue has been the club’s home ground since 2013 and the capacity of the stadium is 20 000. De Buffalo’s participate in the Belgian Pro League and they clinched their first domestic trophy in the 2014/2015 season.
Gent finished the regular part of the season in second place in the standings, but they eventually climbed to the top position in the table in the play-off. The club won their third Belgian Cup trophy in 2010 and it has to be noted that they defeated Club Brugge in the Belgian Super Cup in 2015. Laurent Depoitre scored the winner for Gent three minutes before the final whistle.
A number of top-class players were part of the team in the past and the likes of Victor Fernandez, Johan Boskamp, Bob Peeters, Trond Sollied and Michel Preud’homme are some of notable footballers who played for Gent in the past.