Anderlecht vs Spartak Trnava Prediction & Match Preview

Anderlecht vs Spartak Trnava
UEFA Europa League.
Date: Thursday, 29 November 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium (Anderlecht).

Both these teams are at the bottom of the group. Anderlecht is literally out of the top 2 spots as they have only a point until now.

The former Belgian Champions are struggling both in their domestic league and Europe.  The Purple and White are the only team in the group to not win a game this season. They lost 3 of their 4 matches in UEL.

In their previous 5 matches in all competitions, they lost and won 2 each. Over 2.5 goals were recorded in 6 of their last 9 games as well. They have been poor in defending as they have only 1 clean sheet in their last 10 fixtures overall.

At home, they are on a 4 match unbeaten streak which includes 2 wins. Over 2.5 goals came in 3 of their recent 4 home games also. In the Belgian First Division, they are 4th, winning 9 of their 16 matches. Progressing to the knockout stages of UEL is still not sure even if they win the remaining 2 matches.

The team from the Czech Republic have a better chance to qualify for play-off than their hosts for Thursday.  As Zagreb has already qualified there is only one spot remaining, which will be contested by Fenerbahce and Trnava.

Recent results for the away side are not hopeful for their fans. From the last 6 matches, they lost thrice and won only 2. Under 2.5 goals came in 4 of those games. They are not good at scoring as well as defending, as they have conceded 7 times while scoring thrice only.

Away from home, they are not better either. In their last 5 matches on the road, 2 were lost and they also won the same number of games. Under 2.5 goals were scored in total in 3 of those matches also.

The hosts have nothing to lose, but it is a must-win-game for the visitors. So we can expect a closely contested match on Thursday.

Anderlecht vs Spartak Trnava: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • In the reverse fixture, Trnava won at home with a final score 1-0.

Anderlecht vs Spartak Trnava: Prediction

Anderlecht has been on a 4 match unbeaten streak at home. Since the last match between them was a close game we can expect a similar game here too. But based on their home form we can expect the hosts to win with 1.64 odd.

In the recent 5 away games played by Trnava, 3 had a score below 2.5 goals in total. The same trend can be seen in 3 of the previous 5 home matches of the hosts as well. Since the last h2h also had a score under 2.5 goals, we can bet on a final score of under 2.5 goals with 2.00 odd.

Anderlecht vs Spartak Trnava: Betting Tips

  • Anderlecht to win @ 1.64 (7/11).
  • Under 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).