Antwerp vs. Tottenham
Thursday, October 29, 2020 – 01:55 PM EDT at Bosuilstadion
This will be the 1st ever meeting between the two sides. Antwerp lost both games against English opponents while Tottenham are winless on the road against Belgium opposition.
The visitors kicked off their Europa League season with a convincing win, 3-0 against LASK sitting 1st in the standings after Week 1 while Antwerp managed to come back from 1 goal down to win 2-1 on the road in Bulgaria against Ludogorets.
As predicted, Jose Mourinho rested Son Heung-min and Harry Kane using Carlos Vinicius and Gareth Bale. Son came from the bench replacing Bale and he delivered once again. He scored 5 goals in his last 4 games, 4 in Premier League and 1 in Europa League. He is simply on fire but once again he will probably be benched and catch some minutes in the 2nd half.
Spurs are unbeaten since their loss to Everton in the first game of the 2020-21 campaign and it looks like they will extend their good run of form with another good performance in Belgium. The Special One and Co have no serious injury concerns heading into the fixture and we expect them to return home with the 3 points.
Antwerp should not be underestimated. The Belgium side are leading their domestic league with 20 points earned in 10 games and they are scoring goals for fun. They have a decent squad, and they are dangerous going forward so we expect them to also find the back on the net. According to reports in Belgium, Antwerp welcomes back defenders Jordan Lukaku (Inter’s Romelu Lukaku brother) and Abdoulaye Seck, as they both tested negative.
Rangers vs. Lech Poznan
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 04:00 PM EDT at Ibrox Stadium
Steven Gerrard's men have enjoyed a brilliant start to their 2020/21 season both in their domestic league and Europa League. They are sitting 1st in the Scottish Premiership with 32 points earned in 12 games. They are unbeaten so far dropping points in just 2 games. They scored 28 goals in the process conceding just 3 which is amazing.
In Europa League, they started on the right foot beating St. Liege 2-0 on the road. It’s very important to note that St. Liege had no shots on target with Rangers being very organized at the back and letting no gaps.
On the other side, Lech Poznan were smashed last week at home by Benfica losing 4-2 and we don’t expect them to pull off the upset in Scotland. Lech Poznan have failed to score in three of their last four away games in the UEFA Europa League. Rangers have scored at least 2 goals in 14 of their last 15 games and we expect them to add 3 more points to their group tally.
It should be an easy win for Gerrard and Co.