Anderlecht vs Lokeren: Preview and Prediction

Anderlecht vs Lokeren
Belgian First Division A
Date: Sunday, 16th October, 2016
Kick-off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Constant Vanden Stock in Brussels.

Anderlecht will have a nice opportunity to snatch the leading position in the First Division A after this round, as the current leaders Zulte-Waregem, who are two points clear at the top, are visiting Gent in the derby match of the round. Anderlecht will be playing 11th placed Lokeren on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts managed to bounce back after a disappointing home defeat to Westerlo three weeks ago. The team led by the Swiss manager Rene Weiler first played a 1-1 draw at Saint-Etienne, conceding a late equalizer. While they came out with victories from the last round’s derby in the domestic competition, having beaten Standard Liege with 0-1 away from home thanks to Teodorczyk, who scored the only goal of the match 11 minutes from time.

Lokeren on the other side escaped the bottom part of the table by claiming two back to back victories in the league competition, on home ground over Cercle Brugge and Kortrijk.

Anderlecht vs Lokeren: Head-to-Head Stats

The teams will play their 50th head to head clash this Sunday. As expected, Anderlecht have been much more successful historically, since the visitors have won only five matches versus Anderlecht’s 31. However, Weiler’s men did not have an easy job at all in the last couple of encounters as they have not won the match with more than one goal difference in a while, and the last encounter between the two sides has seen a 1–1 draw, in December last year.

Anderlecht vs Lokeren: Prediction

The best betting pick for this match would be both teams to score because the visitors have shown a decent attacking potential over the last couple of weeks. The odds given on home win are just too low to be considered, even though Anderlecht will be favourites and will most likely win the match.

Anderlecht vs Lokeren: Betting Tips

  • Both teams to score at 1.80 (4/5)
  • Over 2.5 goals in the match at 1.55 (11/20).