Kortrijk vs Anderlecht
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 28 July 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Guldensporenstadion (Kortrijk).
Anderlecht have been rock-solid through their pre-season and they travel to Kortrijk as they open the new season in the hope they can do better than what we’ve seen late last term, where they suffered three consecutive losses and finished behind Standard Liege – who secured the Champions League Qualifiers.
They come into the match on the back of a seven-game unbeaten streak, where they bagged wins over RWDM, Ajax, and Rennes and earned four draws along the way. Hein Vanhaezebrouck’s men have thus regained confidence and we do feel they come to Guldensporenstadion in great shape, as favourites to bag the points.
Kortrijk haven’t been as consistent but they come into the match on the back of a 0-5 win over Harelbeke, which will also be a boost to their confidence. They’ve been a great side at this ground through most part of the last season, which should make the task of lifting his men’s spirits all the easier for Glen De Boeck.
Kortrijk vs Anderlecht: Head-to-head
However, Kortrijk don’t really have head-to-head records against Anderlecht to boast.
Anderlecht have bagged four wins and a draw in their last five games against the rivals, including a 4-0 win in their last clash in November 2017.
We’ve seen three or more goals in all of the sides’ last six matchups.
Kortrijk vs Anderlecht: Prediction
We’ll now back Anderlecht to bag all three points at Guldensporenstadion and go for an Away win at 1.72, which has been rated value by many in the know after seeing their fine spell of form since late June and through the pre-season.
The visitors could have to outgun the rivals to do so once again and this promises another exciting clash, as we’ve come to get used in their matchups. With that in mind, going for Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.64 does seem like more of a banker bet and we do believe it’s well worth taking at this point.
Kortrijk vs Anderlecht: Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.72
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.64.