Bookies have made Anderlecht the clear favourites for this game, having won the last two Supercups and also expected to finish at least second in this season's Belgium Pro League. Lokeren, on the other hand, are predicted a respectable 5th place finish but many pundits and fans alike have acknowledged that they could end up anywhere at the end of the season due to their new inexperienced manager who could prove a wild card, or perhaps a failure.
Both managers have noted that the Supercup is not too important in the big scheme of things, downplaying it's reputation as a trophy, but both have stated they have intentions to win it and will be playing a full-strength team to attempt to get a win in their first game of the season.
This game will be Rami Classen's managerial debut, and there is little in the way of pressure on him to win this game. He has admitted his excitement for the game in a recent interview and has encouraged fans to get behind the team.
"I'm looking forward to [the game]. This is the sort of game where we can really assert ourselves as a big, ambitious team in this league," Classen told an interviewer. "If we can win this, or at the least put in a good performance, we can show we are not pushovers. I know my team will play well because they are all in a very good mindset, I think all we need now is that extra push so I ask that the fans come in strength to Anderlecht and help give our team an edge."
Besnik Hasi, manager of Anderlecht, has downplayed Lokeren's chances and predicted a win for his own team, though he admits that it will be a challenge.
"We should win this game, and I think we will, but that is no insult to Lokeren. They are a good team. We'll have to work hard but I'd like to hit the ground running in our campaign and winning this game is the way to do it, so I think the team will come away with the trophy."