WESTERLO. Westerlo and Antwerp played an incredible match before drawing 3-3.
The match was played at the Het Kuipje stadium in Westerlo on Tuesday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Nathan Verboomen with the help of Ruben Wyns and Matthias Massa. The 4th official was Wesli De Cremer. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 5.7 degrees Celsius or 42.22 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 86%.
No teams had a vastly superior advantage in terms of ball possession. Westerlo was in possession of the ball for 48% of the time vs. Antwerp that controlled the ball for 52% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Antwerp had a more offensive attitude with 59 dangerous attacks and 16 shots of which 7 were on target. Nonetheless, that was not enough Antwerp to win the match.
Westerlo shot 10 times, 4 on target, 6 off target. Talking about the opposition, Antwerp shot 16 times, 7 on target, 9 off target.
Westerlo received 1 yellow card (Bryan Reynolds). On the opposite side, Antwerp received 1 yellow card (Ritchie De Laet).
After this match, Westerlo will have 27 points to sit in the 7th place. On the other side, Antwerp will have 36 points to remain in the 3rd place.
In the next match in the Pro League, Westerlo will play away with Zulte-Waregem on the 21st of January with a 8-6 head to head in favor of Zulte-Waregem (10 draws).
Antwerp will host Gent on the 7th of January with a 8-1 head to head in favor of Antwerp (4 draws).
Westerlo – Formation
Westerlo adopted the conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Jonas De Roeck decided to play with the following team: Sinan Bolat, Bryan Reynolds , Roman Neustädter , Ravil Tagir , Maxim De Cuyper , Nacer Chadli , Nicolas Madsen , Mathias Fixelles , Halil Akbunar , Lyle Foster and Nene Dorgeles .
The home team had on the bench: Kyan Vaesen, Nick Gillekens, Edisson Jordanov, Tuur Dierckx , Pietro Perdichizzi, Thomas Van den Keybus, Lukas Van Eenoo and Igor Vetokele.
Westerlo made 4 changes: Nacer Chadli for Lukas Van Eenoo (70′), Mathias Fixelles for Kyan Vaesen (78′), Dorgeles Nene for Tuur Dierckx (78′) and Halil Akbunar for Edisson Jordanov (89′).
Best player: Nicolas Madsen
The player that probably impressed the most for Westerlo was Nicolas Madsen.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 38 passes (84% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 3. He performed 2 crosses.
Antwerp – Formation
Also Antwerp adopted the conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Mark van Bommel played with: Jean Butez, Ritchie De Laet , Toby Alderweireld , William Pacho , Gastón Ávila , Jelle Bataille , Calvin Stengs , Arthur Vermeeren , Arbnor Muja , Michael Frey and Vincent Janssen .
These were the players on the bench: Laurit Krasniqi, Bruny Nsimba, Dinis Almeida, Viktor Fischer, Michel Ange Balikwisha , Zeno Van Den Bosch and Ortwin De Wolf.
Antwerp made 3 changes: Jelle Bataille for Michel-Ange Balikwisha (70′), Gastón Ávila for Bruny Nsimba (79′) and Arthur Vermeeren for Dinis Almeida (87′).
Best player: Calvin Stengs
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Antwerp was Calvin Stengs.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 55 passes (92% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 10. He performed 4 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Pro League.
- Sint-Truiden – Zulte-Waregem – 2-0
- Westerlo – Antwerp – 3-3