Anderlecht vs Manchester United
UEFA Europa League Quarter Final First Leg
Date: Thursday, 13th April 2017
Kick-off at 20:05 UK / 21:05 CET
Venue: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium (Anderlecht).
Manchester United carry a slight advantage going in to the first leg of Europa quarterfinal clash against Anderlecht due to their fine away form in all competitions.
Anderlecht are unbeaten in their last 6 matches in all competitions with 5 wins and a draw. They also kept 5 clean sheets during the period which means the head-coach Rene Weiler couldn’t have wish for a better team spirit for Thursday’s tie.
At home, the Belgian side’s last defeat came in the Europa League clash against Saint Etienne. Since then, they are unbeaten in 10 competitive matches with 7 wins and 3 draws. The number of clean sheets during the period is an impressive 8.
On the other hand, Manchester United keep accumulating draws from home matches while showing some lethal touch in road games. However, they won all their five home matches in the Europa League with 4 clean sheets to their name.
Since the 2-1 away defeat to Fenerbahce on November, the Red Devils are unbeaten in 12 away matches in Premier League and Europa League with 9 wins and 3 draw.
Anderlecht vs Manchester United: Head-to-head Stats
Overall 6 meetings in European Competitions: United 4 wins as against Anderlecht’s 2. The goal aggregate is 22 to 6 in favour of the Premier League side, but 12 of those came in the 12-0 aggregate win from 1956 edition of European Champions Clubs’ Cup.
Anderlecht against English Premier League clubs, 32 matches: 7 wins, 5 draws, 20 losses. At home, 6 wins, 2 draw and 7 losses from 15.
Chelsea’s h2h against Belgian sides, 8 matches 6 wins and 2 losses. It is worth to note that six of those matches were played against Anderlecht. Their only other Belgian opponent is Club Brugge, whom they met during the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League play-offs.
Anderlecht vs Manchester United: Prediction
One cannot underestimate Anderlecht for this clash. They normally fare at home and are coming on the back of some fine form. But Manchester United will be the strongest team that they are meeting this season. With Zlatan and form on their side, the Red Devils are an intimidating opposition for the Belgians.
Anyhow, we expect the home advantage to play a key role in the outcome of this match. Therefore, our prime pick focus on Anderlecht to remain unbeaten here.
Anderlecht vs Manchester United: Bet Tips
Asian Handicap Anderlecht +0.5 at 1.92 odds with Bet365
Under 2.5 match goals at 1.74 with Unibet.