Royal Antwerp FC
18:30 GMT 28 July 2017
The Antwerp vs. Anderlecht match will be played on Friday, at the Bosuil Stadium, Deurne. This is the opening match of Belgium First Division A 2017/18 season. Antwerp was the winner of Belgium First Division B and achieved the promotion, while Anderlecht won the title in the previous season.
In their previous ten meetings, Anderlecht recorded seven victories, Antwerp won one game, while two matches ended in a draw. They haven't played against each other for more than 13 years.
Antwerp finally managed to return to the Belgium First Division A, after numerous attempts in the recent years were futile. They don't have many ambitions, apart from staying in the league. The match against the reigning champion will show them where they stand regarding quality with the teams which are expected to fight for the title this year. Therefore, they will try to play as much as they can, and they hope to avoid some humiliating defeat that would destroy their self-confidence right at the start of the league.
Latest matches: Royal Antwerp FC
|22.07.2017||Club||St. Truidense VV||Royal Antwerp FC||1:1||D|
|05.04.2017||Club||Royal Antwerp FC||Royal Mouscron||1:2||L|
|31.03.2017||Club||Royal Antwerp FC||KVC Westerlo||1:1||D|
|11.03.2017||Firs||KSV Roeselare||Royal Antwerp FC||1:2||W|
|05.03.2017||Firs||Royal Antwerp FC||KSV Roeselare||3:1||W|
Anderlecht started the season in the best possible way, by winning another trophy - Super Cup. They have the highest ambitions in the domestic league again, and they will have to win the matches against the teams such as Antwerp, to get a good result.
Latest matches: RSC Anderlecht
|22.07.2017||Supe||RSC Anderlecht||SV Zulte Waregem||2:1||W|
|19.07.2017||Club||FCV Dender EH||RSC Anderlecht||1:3||W|
|07.07.2017||Club||RB Salzburg||RSC Anderlecht||4:1||L|
|21.05.2017||Firs||RSC Anderlecht||KV Oostende||3:2||W|
|18.05.2017||Firs||Royal Charleroi SC||RSC Anderlecht||1:3||W|
Anderlecht is an absolute favorite in the upcoming game. They will try to record a convincing victory, while the hosts would be delighted with a draw.
28 July 2017 - 18:30 GMT
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