CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON - Saturday, December 3, 2011
Sacha Kljestan and Anderlecht look to protect their lead in the standings, while Americans Tristan Bowen and and Devann Yao look for more playing time in the Belgian second division.
RSC Anderlecht - Oud Heverlee Leuven
Les Mauves carry the momentum from Thursday's resounding 2-1 away victory over AEK Athens in the Europa League, to defend their lead in the Jupiler Pro League against struggling Leuven.
Sacha Kljestan will bolster the midfield as usual for the Purple and White, who currently hold a three-point edge over La Gantoise in the standings.
Anderlecht's injury situation remains unchanged with Lucas Biglia still nursing a shoulder injury, Dieumerci Mbokani a hamstring injury, and Ronald Vargas a knee problem.
Leuven will look to change the tide in Sunday afternoon's encounter, having lost their last three outings, most recently at St. Truidense VV.
In the 2-1 defeat, midfielder Maxime Annys picked up his fifth yellow card of the season, ruling him out of coach Ronny Van Geneugden's roster against Anderlecht.
KSV Roeselare striker Tristan Bowen will likely return to the bench after filling in for suspended player-coach Sergiy Serebrennikov, when the roll into the Belgian capital to face Royal White Star Woluwe FC on Saturday.
Devann Yao will look to increase his playing time when Boussu Dour Borinage host AFC Tubize on Sunday.