Anderlecht – Brugge, First Division A Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR ANDERLECHT - BRUGES
Even after the resumption of the championship in the new format after the split it became clear that Anderlecht will not become champions this season. The reason is that they have categorically lost against Genk as a guest with 0-3 and this opened a difference of 9 points between the two teams. Besides, Bruges and Liege are also ahead of them, so for Anderlecht the times are not the best. However, they have to play the big match with Bruges completely concentrated, because in the case of win they will be only 2 points away from their opponents, and the second place is eligible for participation in the Champions League.
Bruges did not play in this championship way they did in recent years. There is a slight regression in the form of the team. However, they are in a relatively good series. They have won 3 of their last 4 games, surprisingly the loss of RMP. In their visits, they made quite simple errors, however, allowing 8 goals in their last 4 visits.
Here, over the years, there have been closed matches as well. The past month and a half ago was not like this and ended 2-2. Now we do not expect it to be again like that. Just the form of the two teams and their style of play are such that it will likely happen. We think that Bruges will certainly score a goal. They have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 away games in the league. The traditions of this match at this stadium, however, are quite serious. The curse is over Bruges and they have not defeated Anderlecht as a guest in 30 consecutive games. Their last victory is in 1998. Anderlecht also have a strong attack, so a prediction BTTS at 1.69.
- Bruges has not only scored one of their last 18 away games in the league
- Anderlecht have not scored a goal at home in just three league games this season
ANDERLECHT TEAM NEWS
Trebel (16/2 m, probably in), Lokonga (6/0 m, out for the season), Dimata (20/13 f, 2nd top scorer), Bakkali (17/1 m) – Out
BRUGES TEAM NEWS
Mitrovic (12/0 d), Nakamba (15/0 m), Poulain (22/1 d), Vlietinck (11/1 d) – Out