Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
After suffering an unexpected 2-1 loss to Kortrijk in the previous league fixture, Antwerp will be looking to get back to winning ways when they face St. Truiden in the Jupiler Pro League round 11. The home side are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Friday’s game, as they have been conceding less than one goal per match this season. Vincent Jansen will pose a big threat to the opposition back-line, as he scored seven goals in his last six starts for Mark Van Bommel’s this term.
All Faris Haroun, Michael Frey, M. Ange Balikwisha are rated doubtful, while Aurélio Buta is out of contention through injury. Björn Engels is back in training and is pushing for a start. St. Truiden, on the other hand, will be aiming to make amends for home 1-0 loss to Eupen and will try to make life hard for the league leaders. The away side, though, will have a mountain to climb in round 11; therefore, we are positive that the hosts will emerge triumphant in Friday’s clash. Both Steve De Ridder and Kenny Steppe should miss out with injuries.
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.