Anderlecht vs Sint-Truiden
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK / 14:30 CET
Venue: Stade Constant Vanden Stock (Bruxelles).
Anderlecht suffered an embarrassing 0-3 defeat to lower-division Union Saint-Gilloise on Thursday evening to face an early cup exit. Hein Vanhaezebrouck expected a much easier job at this stage of the competition and he rested his main players after the weekend’s league win over Standard Liege.
Nevertheless, it proved out to be a fatal call from him as Purple & White completely ruined the atmosphere inside their dressing room with such failure. Will they be able to bounce back from it on Sunday afternoon when they host Sint-Truiden in the first game of the day?
The visitors did not have any troubles storming past KFC Duffel on Wednesday, beating the lower-division outfit 3-0 in front of the home fans in the Belgian Cup.
Anderlecht vs Sint-Truiden: Head-to-head
Anderlecht won 24, drew 7 and lost only 9 of 40 matches against Sint-Truiden over the course of history,
Purple & White were especially dominant in H2H games against Sint-Truiden at Stade Constant Vanden Stock where they won 16 and lost only 3 of 20.
However, we have to mention that the Canaries came on top in last two meetings with Anderlecht, a thread which includes a 2-3 victory in their previous visit to the capital.
Anderlecht vs Sint-Truiden: Prediction
Apart from the aforementioned victory against Standard Liege, Anderlecht have really been struggling of late. It was their lone win in last six games across competitions, a streak which saw as many as four defeats along.
Vanhaezebrouck’s men failed to find the back of the net at all in three of last four outings. They might continue to struggle on Sunday given the opposition enter the match high on confidence following a fine streak of late.
The visitors won four on the bounce in all competitions and they climbed to seventh place as a result. They shipped just one goal along the way, meaning Purple & White could have troubles in the build-up play moving forward.
The value is massive with Sint-Truiden not to lose at 2.80, while you can alternatively back Anderlecht not to score two or more goals in the match at 2.62.
Anderlecht vs Sint-Truiden: Bet Tips
Sint-Truiden or Draw @ 2.80 (13/5)
Anderlecht Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.62 (13/8).