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Eupen will visit Het Bosuilstadion on Sunday for the First Division A game with home side Antwerp.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Antwerp v Eupen are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Antwerp will be looking for a repeat result of the 2-3 First Division A victory vs Sint-Truidense VV.
For Antwerp, goals were scored by Simon Juklerød (16', 88') and Abdoulaye Seck (33'). Seung-Woo Lee (1', 23') scored for Sint-Truidense VV.
In their past six games, Ivan Leko's Antwerp have hit the target a combined total of 7 times, an average number of goals per match of 1.17.
Heading into this fixture, Antwerp haven't been defeated in their previous 16 league matches at home. What a fortress.
Eupen go into this clash following on from a 2-1 First Division A win over KAA Gent in their last game.
For Eupen, the goals were scored by Smail Prevljak (35') and Jens Cools (53'). Sven Kums (63') scored for KAA Gent.
The stats don’t lie, and Eupen have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 8 goals overall. In defence, Pandas just haven’t been too solid at all. Such a pattern isn’t assured to follow through here, however.
Analysis of their past results shows that Eupen:
- are undefeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
An inspection of past results between these clubs going back to 18/04/2018 shows that these encounters have been pretty painful for Eupen. They have not been able to get themselves any victories at all whereas Antwerp have been too good for them, beating them in 100 per cent of those games played.
16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 12 of them from The Great Old and 4 belonging to Pandas. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was First Division A match day 19 on 14/12/2019 when the final score was Antwerp 1-0 Eupen.
The referee was Frederik Geldhof.
Team News: Antwerp
Matheus (Calf Injury), Aurélio Buta (Torn Muscle), Alexis De Sart (Intraarticular ligament crack in the ankle) and Sander Coopman (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing for Antwerp manager Ivan Leko.
It seems likely that The Great Old may well employ a 3-5-2 system featuring Jean Butez, Moustafa Luete Ava Dongo, Ritchie De Laet, Abdoulaye Seck, Simen Kristiansen Juklerød, Faris Haroun, Pieter Gerkens, Martin Hongla, Nill De Pauw, Dieumerci Mbokani and Lior Refaelov.
Team News: Eupen
Due to a fully healthy group to pick from, Eupen manager Beñat San José does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this game. Jonathan Heris will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
There’s a good chance that Pandas appear most likely to begin the game with a 4-3-3 lineup, choosing Ortwin De Wolf, Adriano, Jordi Amat Mass, Benoit Poulain, Senna Miangue, Stef Peeters, Jens Cools, Knowledge Musona, Mamadou Koné, Smail Prevljak and Konan Ignace Jocelyn N’Dri.
Our thinking is that Antwerp have it within them to have the majority of the possession and should be able to turn a few of their chances into goals.
However, Eupen will be up against it to score themselves but we do fancy them seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
We’re tipping a comfortable 3-1 victory for Antwerp at the end of this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Het Bosuilstadion (16,144)
Captain: Faris Haroun
Chairman: Paul Gheysens
Manager: Ivan Leko
Competitions: First Division A position 8