Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
All eyes will be on Maurice Dufrasnestadion when Standard Liege and Antwerp take on each other in the closing match of Wednesday’s program. The Red Devils failed to win the previous seven league matches and, no doubt, they are low on confidence ahead of the visit of Antwerp. Midfielder Aiden O’Neill is on international duty with Australia, while Ibe Hautekiet continues to miss out with injury.
The reigning champions, on the other hand, suffered an unexpected loss to Eupen at the weekend, but it has to be noted that key attacker Vincent Janssen failed to convert a penalty midway through the second half. Antwerp are desperate to return to winning ways in the Belgian top flight and seeing that they will go for a victory as well, both teams to score betting option should be considered. You should bear in mind that over 2.5 goals have been netted in each of the previous six meetings between the two sides in the Jupiler League. Aforementioned striker Vincent Janssen misses the game through suspension, while Yusuf Abdullahi is on international duty.
Highlighted Team (Antwerp):
Founded back in 1880, Antwerp is one of the oldest clubs in Belgium. The Great Old welcome their rivals at Bosuilstadion, the venue with the capacity of 16,144 people. Antwerp are well known for their red home kits, with the team wearing white shirts and white jerseys when playing on the travels.
Over the years Antwerp have been trying to close the gap between Belgian giants Anderlecht and Club Brugge, but they have yet to win the title in the recent history. The Great Old clinched their first domestic trophy back in 1929, with the team repeating the success two years later. The third and the fourth titles came in 1944 and 1957 respectively.
Beerschot A.C. are considered the club’s fiercest rivals, but they have a rivalry with Club Brugge as well. The club chiefs had a long-term partnership with famous English club Manchester United in the past, with Antwerp taking young footballers on loan to Old Trafford.