Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Antwerp will be looking to make amends for a 2-0 loss to Leuven when they take on Kortrijk in the Jupiler League round 29. Antwerp were struggling in front of goal in Den Dreef clash, meaning that experienced attacker Dieumerci Mbokani is likely to return to the starting XI. You should bear in mind the Great Old are eyeing their eighth home win of the process.
Kortrijk, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a 2-1 defeat to Waregem. De Kerels have been struggling at the back of late, and seeing that Antwerp are eager to retain their spot in top two, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. In the previous meeting between the two sides Antwerp defeated Kortrijk 3-1, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered this time out.
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.