Anderlecht vs Lokeren
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Thursday, 1st November 2018
Kick-off at 13.30 UK/ 14.30 CET
Venue: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Anderlecht.
Powerhouse Anderlecht takes on minnows Lokeren in the Jupiler League this weekend at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium.
Anderlecht is placed at the fourth position of the league table while Lokeren is struggling in the relegation zone hoping they could survive this season.
Anderlecht will be furious at themselves after dropping three points against low-placed Eupen, on the road. A 2-1 loss is nothing to be ashamed of, but for a team like Anderlecht with high ambitions, missteps like this will come back to haunt them later. After conceding two goals in the first half, they were able to pull one back through Santini.
Lokeren will be pleased with themselves after holding the ninth-placed Oostende to a draw at home. Both sides tried for the win but were not able to penetrate the defenses set by each other. The moral victory of course belonged to the penultimate team in the table, Lokeren.
Anderlecht vs Lokeren Head-to-head (h2h)
- Last eight victories have belonged to Anderlecht when these two teams met.
- Anderlecht is unbeaten in three of its last four matches.
- Lokeren is winless in last four of its matches.
- Anderlecht has just two losses in its last ten home matches.
- Lokeren has lost seven and drew one of its last ten matches on the road.
- Of the last 18 results between these teams, Anderlecht has won 15 matches at its home and lost just three.
Anderlecht vs Lokeren Prediction
Anderlecht comes out the clear-cut favourite for this match against the extremely poor in form Lokeren. The home team has absolutely dominated the opponents for this match, historically as well as recently.
Especially at home, the results have been skewed to such an extent that even Lokeren fans won’t be expecting a good showing from them.
Anderlecht likes to keep possession for long times, and try to split open opponent defences with clever through balls and passes. Lokeren players, who are down in morale will be no match for the team with championship dreams.
Expect a lot of goals in this match. Lokeren forwards will have to deal with the relentless pressure from the Anderlecht midfield. The visitors tend to lose possession so much, and it will likely be exploited by the hosts.
Anderlecht vs Lokeren Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Anderlecht/ Anderlecht @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 match goals @ 1.45 (5/11).