Waasland-Beveren vs Antwerp
Waasland Beveren couldn't do much more in their 2:0 defeat away to Charleroi last weekend, staying with two goals down in the first halftime and not being able to respond properly later on.
Two goals from Rezaei in the 27th and 39th minutes were enough for Charleroi to get the victory, even though they lowered down the tempo in the second halftime.
The guests had a bit more of the ball possession, but it was nowhere close to really threatening side that could go back into the match.
The side is now three points above the relegating placed Cercle Brugge KSV and needs improvement.
Midfielder Dierckx (11/2) is out with a knee injury similar to midfielder Kobayashi (8/1), while forward Asomani (1/0) remains doubtful with little chances to play anyway.
Antwerp was set as a big favorite at home against KV Mechelen last weekend and the team managed to justify it with a narrow 1:0 result.
However, they were probably even more convincing on the field, missing some good chances to seal the victory earlier, including a penalty missed in the first halftime.
The team now has three victories in the last four rounds, being just two points behind the second placed Standard Liege and surely wants to remain with the same positive momentum.
They also come from an interesting and important victory after penalties against Genk in the last sixteenth phase of the Belgian Cup at home after a 2:2 ninety minutes game and additional 1:1 result in extra-time last Tuesday night.
The guests continue to miss defenders Pius and Opare (both long-term absentees without playing so far), also midfielder Defour (4/0) who is out with a muscle problem.
Beveren plays much better and more offensive football in front of their own fans, so they attacking here as well, shouldn't come up as such a big surprise.
Antwerp is offensive on the road as well, however, remains with big defensive vulnerabilities when playing away.
Waasland-Beveren vs Antwerp prediction
Over 2.5 & BTTSOdds: 2.20 at Bet365
Result: 0-4 LOST (-8 units)
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