Royal Antwerp vs Union St. Gilloise
Belgian First Division A
Date: 28 May 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Bosuilstadion (Deurne).
Stakes will be high on Sunday afternoon at Bosuilstadion as the top two teams of the First Division A standings will lock horns in the penultimate round of the competition.
Royal Antwerp and Union St. Gilloise sit lock on points at the very top of the standings going into this weekend’s tie in Deurne.
They sit three points above third-placed Genk who are also well in title race despite taking just one point from the previous three outings in the Championship Group.
Antwerp slipped up for the first time in the postseason as they fell 2-0 away at Club Bruges seven days ago.
It was a modest attacking display from Mark van Bommel’s troops who were completely toothless in the final third on the occasion.
It was a surprising display indeed if we know that Antwerp had earlier scored at least two goals in each of four successive wins, including the 2-0 victory over Mechelen in the Belgian Cup final.
Looking at form, Union St. Gilloise should enter this tie in higher spirits after taking seven out of nine points from the previous three league outings.
Karel Geraerts’ men did an excellent job to take four points in a double-header against Genk, showing particularly strong defensive performances along the way.
Royal Antwerp vs Union St. Gilloise Head-to-head
- This will be the sixth head to head encounter between these teams in this season. Antwerp won three and lost two of the previous five.
- Antwerp eliminated Union St. Gilloise in the cup semifinal on penalties (1-1 on aggregate) and they picked up a 0-2 victory in the reverse game in the Championship Group at the start of May.
- Only one of the last eight head to head matches between these two outfits saw three or more goals scored.
Royal Antwerp vs Union St. Gilloise Prediction
We are very surprised to see attractive 2.05 odds offered for the Under 2.5 goals FT pick. Only one of the last eight H2H matches between Antwerp and Union St. Gilloise provided three or more goals.
Also, Union St. Gilloise looked fantastic defensively in the recent double-header against Genk while Antwerp boast the best defensive record in the whole league with 31 goals shipped in 38 outings this term. Alternatively, we like the value offered by Union St. Gilloise to leave Deurne unbeaten at the 1.70 odds.
Royal Antwerp vs Union St. Gilloise Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.05 (21/20)
Union St. Gilloise to win or draw @ 1.70 (7/10) odd.