Our prediction for this Belgium Pro League match:
Waregem and Antwerp take on each other at Elindus Arena in what is expected to be one of the most exciting games of Saturday’s program. Waregem made a slow start to the season, and, as a result, they sit in the danger zone ahead of the visit of Antwerp. Francky Dury’s troops experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-1 loss to Seraing, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as underdogs in Saturday’s clash.
To make things even worse for the hosts, midfielder Frank Boya misses the match through suspension. Antwerp, on the other hand, aim to overtake Eupen in top position in the standings, and given their five-game winning run in the Jupiler League, anything but a routine away win would be a major surprise. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be summer signing Michael Frey, who has netted 12 goals in the new domestic campaign to date.
Highlighted Player (Saido Berahino):
Saido Berahino was born on 4 August, 1993 in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi. He began his senior career at West Bromwich Albion at age 17, but in the 2011/2012 he was sent on loan to Northampton Town. After ending his loan spells with Brentford and Peterborough United in 2012, the right-footed attacker returned to the Hawthorns.
Berahino impressed in the 2014/2015 Premier League campaign, with the English striker scoring 14 goals in 38 appearances for the team. At the end of the season he was on the verge of joining Tottenham Hotspur, but he eventually stayed at the Hawthorns.
Berahino has yet to make his England debut, but he scored ten goals in 11 appearances for England U21 team. It is well known that Berahino is a Manchester United fan. In 2015 he founded his own charity foundation which helps disadvantaged people in Great Britain improve the quality of their lives.
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.