Antwerp vs Leuven prediction, odds & betting tips 02/12/2023

Antwerp
02/12/23 - 19:45

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OH Leuven

Antwerp - OH Leuven

Belgium First Division A - Bosuilstadion

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Here are our predictions for Antwerp vs Leuven on Saturday. The hosts will be looking to strengthen their push for European football with a win against a Leuven side that look set to be involved in a relegation battle this season.

Antwerp vs Leuven prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Vincent Janssen to Score Anytime

  • Janssen top scores for Antwerp this season with eight league goals.
  • Janssen has scored three goals in Antwerp's last two home games.

Another reason why we're backing this bet over any other Antwerp vs Leuven betting tips is that Janssen has already scored against Leuven this season, during the pair's August reverse league fixture.

Latest odds

Head to Head

18/08/23

Belgium First Division A Belgium

OH Leuven

OH Leuven

Antwerp

Antwerp

1

1

26/02/23

Belgium First Division A Belgium

OH Leuven

OH Leuven

Antwerp

Antwerp

1

1

07/08/22

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Antwerp

Antwerp

OH Leuven

OH Leuven

4

2

02/04/22

Belgium First Division A Belgium

OH Leuven

OH Leuven

Antwerp

Antwerp

0

1

29/08/21

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Antwerp

Antwerp

OH Leuven

OH Leuven

2

2

Last Five - Antwerp

17/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

Antwerp

Antwerp

1

0

L

11/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

RWD Molenbeek

RWD Molenbeek

Antwerp

Antwerp

0

4

W

08/02/24

Belgium Cup Belgium

KV Oostende

KV Oostende

Antwerp

Antwerp

1

1

D

04/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Club Brugge

Club Brugge

Antwerp

Antwerp

1

2

W

31/01/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Standard Liege

Standard Liege

Antwerp

Antwerp

0

1

W

Last Five - OH Leuven

24/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

RWD Molenbeek

RWD Molenbeek

OH Leuven

OH Leuven

1

1

D

17/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Charleroi

Charleroi

OH Leuven

OH Leuven

0

0

D

10/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Standard Liege

Standard Liege

OH Leuven

OH Leuven

1

0

L

03/02/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Westerlo

Westerlo

OH Leuven

OH Leuven

0

3

W

31/01/24

Belgium First Division A Belgium

Genk

Genk

OH Leuven

OH Leuven

1

2

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 4/11 (1.36) – 73.3%
  • DRAW: 43/10 (5.30) – 18.9%
  • AWAY: 7/1 (8.00) – 12.50%

Antwerp are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 73.3%, and given the performances of both teams so far this season, you can see why that is. for more football betting tips on this game, check out the Both Teams to Score market. You can back BTTS in this game at 7/10 (1.70) which has a probability of 58.8%, while a bet on BTTS – No is priced at 13/10 (2.30) but only has a probability of 43.5%.

Antwerp vs Leuven prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 3-1

  • Antwerp have scored at least three goals in three of their last four home games.
  • Leuven have conceded at least three goals in their last three away games.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • At least three goals have been scored in three of Antwerp's last six outings in all competitions.
  • Over 2.5 Goals have been produced in four of Leuven's last six matches.

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Antwerp vs Leuven team news

Antwerp

Ritchie De Laet picked up a knock during Antwerp's 1-1 draw away at Sint-Truiden last time out, so could miss the game against Leuven this weekend. Anthony Valencia is out until the new year and Jacob Ondrejka, Sam Vines and Björn Engels are rated as doubtful to feature this Saturday. Chindera Ejuke scored a late equaliser in the game against Sint-Truiden to put Antwerp onto twenty-four points for the season which sees the club sitting fifth in the table.

Predicted Lineup: Butez (GK), Wijndal, Alderweireld, Bataille, Coulibaly, Ekkelenkamp, Yusuf, Vermeeren, Janssen, Muja & Balikwisha

Leuven

Leuven didn't pick up and fresh injuries or suspensions in their last match, a 1-0 defeat at home to Belgian giants Club Brugge. Federico Ricca and Alexandro Calut are on their way back from injury but aren't expected to feature against Antwerp this weekend. Leuven's defeat last time out leaves them sitting third from bottom, just three points clear of last place Kortrijk.

Predicted Lineup: Leysen (GK), Miguel, Mendyl, Pletinckx, Sagrado, Schingtienne, Schrijvers, Misao, Maziz, Þorsteinsson & Opoku 

Antwerp

Antwerp
4-2-3-1
23
Toby Alderweireld
be
48
Arthur Vermeeren
be
44
Soumaila Coulibaly
fr
8
Alhassan Yusuf
ng
10
Michel-Ange Balikwisha
be
34
Jelle Bataille
be
19
Chidera Ejuke
ng
24
Jurgen Ekkelenkamp
nl
5
Owen Wijndal
nl
1
Jean Butez
fr
18
Vincent Janssen
nl
Substitutes
91
Senne Lammens
be
33
Zeno Van Den Bosch
be
27
Mandela Keita
be
11
Arbnor Muja
al
7
Gyrano Kerk
nl
9
George Ilenikhena
fr
52
Kobe Corbanie
be

OH Leuven

OH Leuven
3-5-2
11
Ezechiel Banzuzi
nl
23
Joel Schingtienne
be
52
Richie Sagrado
be
1
Tobe Leysen
be
18
Florian Miguel
fr
21
Nathaniel Opoku
gh
28
Ewoud Pletinckx
be
3
Raz Shlomo
il
20
Hamza Mendyl
ma
7
Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
is
8
Siebe Schrijvers
be
Substitutes
88
Youssef Maziz
fr
5
Pierre-Yves Ngawa
be
6
Joren Dom
be
43
Nachon Nsingi
be
10
Raphael Holzhauser
at
9
Jonatan Braut Brunes
no
38
Oregan Ravet
be
15
Konan Nu2019Dri
ci
26
Owen Jochmans
be

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Michel Balikwisha

Antwerp's young forward is enjoying his third full season with the club since making the move from Standard Liege in 2021.

The 22-year-old is yet to score into double figures in a single First Division A season but did manage to net seven goals in the previous campaign. This season, as well as scoring four times in the league, Balikwisha has also proven himself to be a supplier of goals for his teammates as he tops the assists chart for Antwerp having set up four goals.

Balikwisha got an assist in Antwerp's last match and we're backing the attacker to impress once again this weekend.


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James Kelbrick

A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.