Fenerbahce vs Anderlecht Prediction & Match Preview

Fenerbahce vs Anderlecht
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 8 November 2018
Kick-off at 15:50 UK/ 16:50 CET
Venue: Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium (Istanbul).

Group D is all about who comes second, and both these sides are in contention for that spot.

The former Turkish champs are second in the group with 4 points. They are just 3 points away from their opponents for Thursday, who are last in the group. The hosts are winless in the last 4 games across all competitions and they tend to draw more games.

Over 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of the last 5 games across all venues. They are not consistent at home. In the last 5 home matches, they have only 2 wins and have lost 1 also. Another main problem is that they have conceded 6 goals in this year’s competition, which is the most by any team in their group.

The Yellow Canaries are also struggling in the Turkish league having won only 2 of their 11 games. Manager Erwin Koeman has to get a better result out of this upcoming match to raise his team morale.

The Purple and White are last in the group table and also are winless in their 3 group games. With a win in this match, they will have a chance to progress to the next round.

In the last 6 matches from all competitions, they have won 3. Over 2.5 goals were produced in 5 of those 6 games. Their away record is much worse, with 4 defeats in 6 matches. In last 3 matches on the road over 2.5 goals were produced at the final whistle.

So it is a do-or-die match for the traveling side as only a win will give them hope for progression.

Fenerbahce vs Anderlecht: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The only competitive h2h between them was the reverse fixture in the league in October. The match in Belgium ended 2-2.

Fenerbahce vs Anderlecht: Prediction

In 4 of their last 5 matches across all competitions and last 2 home games Fenerbahce played, a final score of over 2.5 goals was produced. The same trend was followed by the away side in 5 of their last 6 matches across all venues and also the last 3 matches on the road as well. Also with the reverse fixture ending in a similar scoreline, we can bet on a score of over 2.5 with 1.84 odd.

The Turks never failed to score in 9 of their last 10 matches at home. The former Belgian champions have also scored in 6 games on the trot. Also considering the hosts have conceded 6 goals in their 3 group matches we can expect both the teams to score again in this match like the last h2h and place a bet on the same with 1.67 odds.

Fenerbahce vs Anderlecht: Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.84 (5/6).