Anderlecht vs Eupen Prediction & Match Preview

Anderlecht vs Eupen Belgian Cup Prediction and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Anderlecht vs Eupen
Belgium – Belgium Cup
Date: Thursday, 3 March 2022
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Lotto Park.

The first leg of Belgium Cup witnessed a thrilling 2-2 draw at Kehrwegstadion in Eupen last month after an injury time penalty awarded to Anderlecht thereby making it a tie. Three of the four goals netted were through penalties and Eupen slipped a win at the dying minutes of the game. This second leg is scheduled at Lotto Park where the Pandas will be visiting, hoping to seize an away victory this Thursday.

Anderlecht vs Eupen Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Past 5 h2h fixtures saw both teams winning once while a draw happened on thrice other occasions.
  • Those meetings saw 15 goals in total with an average of 3 goals per game.
  • They clashed last month in Belgium First Divisions A, where Anderlecht won against this rival by 4-1 at home.
  • Their first-leg Semi finals at Cup action, saw a 2-2 draw in Eupen.

Anderlecht vs Eupen Prediction

The Purple & Whites cleared the Round of 8 after a 4-3 win against Seraing through penalty shootout. They then got advanced into the Quarter finals with Kotrijk where they dominated them by 3 goals to nil. Anderlecht then entered the first leg of Semi finals with Eupen ending in a tie.

The hosts remain 4th in the Jupiler Pro League after unbeaten in the last 4 league schedules. They however drew the last fixture to Leuven scoring none. In the zone for Championship Group, they lost only 5 times from the 29 games played so far.

On the contrary, round of 8 for Eupen was scheduled against Warengam and that match ended on 3-2 after extra time and the Pandas got into the Quarter finals against KV Mechelen who previously defeated Cercle Brugge. Their encounter ultimately saw 3-1 in the end and the visitors qualified for the first leg of semis with Anderlecht.

It has been 11 league fixtures where the visitors has been denied a victory. They however, drew the last match to the table toppers, Royale Union SG with no goals to spare. With only 28 points, they are third from the bottom in the First Division A.

Eupen couldn’t secure an away win since their past 4 games on road while Anderlecht are on back to back home wins recently. We therefore feel that a home win is likely to happen this Thursday as the visitors lost 7 out of the 15 games played on road this season.

Anderlecht vs Eupen Betting tips

  • Anderlecht (-1.5) Asian Handicap @ 1.85 odds.
  • No BTTS @ 1.83 odds.