Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Antwerp will be aiming to build on back-to-back wins over Gent and Cercle Brugge when they welcome Oostende at their Bosuilstadion on Matchday 21. Franky Vercauteren’s troops are eager to secure a top-four finish, but they will have to be at their sharpest in the remainder of the season if they are to meet the goal. Antwerp are after their third consecutive win at home ground, but they will have to do it Butez, Coopman, Haroun, Pius, and Verstraete in Saturday’s clash.
Oostende, on the other hand, aim to make amends for a 2-1 loss to Club Brugge, and seeing that they produced a fine display in the clash against the reigning champions, share of spoils is on the cards at Bosuilstadion. Guri is out of contention through injury, while Capon, Hubert, Marquet, and Theate have all been tested positive for coronavirus.
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.