Anderlecht and Antwerp meet at Lotto Park, in a match for the 11th round of the Pro League. The record of direct confrontations at this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 2, tied 1 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams met at this stadium was on 15-09-2019. , in a match for the Pro League that ended with the victory of Antwerp by (1‑2). The goals of the match were scored by N. Chadli (65 ‘), for Anderlecht, and by K. Miyoshi (87’) and L. Refaelov (49 ‘), for Antwerp. Antwerp show considerable differences in their results at home and away, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in 7th position, with 17 points won, after 4 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they drew at home against OH Leuven by (2‑2). In the last match, they won away against Kortrijk by (1‑3). This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Anderlecht won 9 points out of 15 possible, after 2 victories and 3 draws in the last 5 matches they played in their stadium.
For this competition, he hasn’t lost in his stadium for 5 games. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive strength, but its attack has scored regularly, since it has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. The team does not usually have problems opening the scoring: they scored the first goal in 8 of the last 10 games for the Pro League, of these 8 they reached the break in lead in 5 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 4 There is 1 period that stands out in the last 6 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 4 of their 9 goals between minutes (31’ ‑ 45 ‘).
The Anderlecht team aspires to be among the best players in the championship, but they are aware that they need to draw less and win more. He has a good offensive system and although the defense is not the strongest, it has worked. He is coming off an important victory away from home and now, against a difficult opponent, he must propose the game, clinging to the local factor as a possible advantage. Especially since they know that this is a direct dispute at the top of the table.
The visiting team is currently in 1st position, with 20 points won, after 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won away against Zulte ‑ Waregem by (1‑3). In the last match, they won at home against Beerschot by (3‑2). This is a team that curiously has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses as a visitor; against 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In their last match, for the UEFA Europa League, they beat Tottenham Hotspur at home by (1‑0). In their last 5 away matches for the championship, Antwerp has recorded 3 wins and 2 losses, for which they have won 9 points out of 15 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive strength, but its attack has scored regularly, since it has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 10 games in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 5 times, but got the comeback in 3.
Living a great stage and managing to maintain regularity, the Antwerp team leads the competition and needs to defend that. While his defense isn’t one of the strongest, his offense is one of the most efficient in the league so far. Coming from 5 consecutive victories, they hope to look for 3 more points, although they know that it will be a highly contested duel. Therefore, they must be imposed offensively from the initial minutes of departure.