Antwerp’s Romanian manager, Boloni, will not be able to use two of his players as Oulare is sidelined through injury and Sall is still ineligible due to administrative reasons. The atmosphere in the team is really good as Royal Antwerp have gained 10 points at the start of the season. Royal Antwerp have had a surprisingly good start to the current campaign after spending several seasons in the lower division. Hosts enter into this match full of confidence as they have won their last two fixtures and are slight favorites for this match but will need a really good performance against Sint-Truiden, who are also in very good form, to win and beat the -0.25 handicap. Antwerp are using a pretty attacking formation and have an offensive approach, therefore, the game should be pretty open and both teams should be able to create a good number of scoring chances, which makes beating the 2.5 total goal line realistic.
De Roeck’s Sint-Truiden side will face Antwerp without four players as Gueye’s injury turned out to be more serious than initially thought. Ceballos and Ayala are both sidelined through injuries and Acolaste, who has recently joined the team, is not fully fit. The atmosphere inside the locker room is very good at the moment as Sint-Truiden have won four out of their five games this season, defeating teams such as Anderlecht, Standard Liegeand Gent. Recent results prove that they are in good form and really confident, therefore, the +0.25 handicap seems to be really good value. Both sides have similar potential, which should make this game pretty open. Sint-Truiden have scored five goals in their last three games, which shows that their attackers are in good form, and makes the 2.5 total goals line possible to beat.
Verdict & Prediction
The atmosphere inside the team is excellent at this point of the season, as Sint-Truiden have won four out of their five league fixtures in the current campaign. They are in 3rd position, three points behind the leaders, Club Brugge and Sporting Charleroi. Sint-Truiden are in very good form, however, their rivals have also been really impressive at the start of the season. Visitors will need a good display to take three points back home, however, they certainly have the potential to win.
Prediction: St. Truiden +0.25 Asian Handicap
Odds: 1.94 Pinnacle
Another Jupiler League betting preview for today: Waregem – Kortrijk. We will add two betting previews for MLS a little bit later.