Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Buoyed by a 2-0 win over Cercle Brugge, Anderlecht will be aiming to climb the standings even more when they take on Waasland-Beveren on Saturday evening. Anderlecht are undefeated in the 2020/21 season, but they need to start winning on regular basis if they are to put an end to Club Brugge’s dominance in the Belgian elite division. Defender Elias Cobbaut remains in the recovery room for the capital club with a broken ankle.
Waasland-Beveren, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their four-game losing run in the Jupiler League. The hosts obviously suffered a dip in form, and given Anderlecht’s display in the 2-0 win over Cercle Brugge, away win should be considered. Waasland-Beveren defender Maximiliano Caufriez remains on the sidelines through suspension, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Samir Nasri):
Samir Nasri is a French footballer who plays for Manchester City. The former Arsenal man used to play for Marseille in the past and he began his youth career at Pennes Mirabeau in 1995. Nasri is an attacking midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a winger as well.
The France international was born on 26 June, 1987 in Septemes-les-Vallons, the suburbs of Marseille. He is 175 cm tall and it has to be noted that his parents are Algerian. Samir Nasri has won two Premier League trophies with Manchester City, but he was not as successful during his spell with Arsenal.
It is well known that Arsenal fans were angry with Nasri when he signed a four-year contract with Manchester City in 2011. The transfer fee was in the region of £25 million. The French footballer has 41 caps for the national team, but he retired from international football on 9 August, 2014.
Highlighted Team (Anderlecht):
Founded on 27 May, 1908, Anderlecht are considered one of the oldest clubs in Belgium. The Paars-wit are the dominant force in the Belgian Pro League and in 2014 they won their 33rd domestic trophy. Anderlecht did remarkably well to win the UEFA Super Cup title in 1983, with the team defeating Benfica in the final of the competition.
The Belgian outfit recorded a 1-0 over the Eagles in the first leg, with the two teams playing out a 1-1 draw in the return leg. Anderlecht play their home games at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, the venue that was opened in 1917. The stadium was renovated in 1983 and current capacity of Anderlecht’s home ground is 28 063.
The Paars-wit have long-standing rivalries with the likes of Standard Liege and Club Brugge, whilst FC Brussels were considered the club’s bitter opponents in the past. The likes of Besnik Hasi, Lucas Biglia, Filip De Wilde and Romelu Lukaku are some of Anderlecht’s notable players.