Royal Excel Mouscron vs Anderlecht Predictions & Match Preview

Royal Excel Mouscron vs Anderlecht
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Sunday, 4 August 2019
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Stade Le Canonnier (Mouscron).

Anderlecht did manage to seal a place for themselves in the top-tier and thus get qualified for the European playoffs. But their performances took a hit once the post-season started, and had to settle with nothing. They could not even make it into the qualifying rounds of the Europa.

For sure the team will be frustrated with the ending and will want a considerably better finish to their campaign this time around.

Mouscron too has a similar story to share, albeit at the other end of the table. They had finished tenth once the regular schedules were over, and dropped to second from the last in the next phase.

But the one thing that separates these two is that, despite their respective league standings in 2018-19, Anderlecht lost their season-opener last week, while their opposite number recorded a win.

Royal Excel Mouscron vs Anderlecht Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Five of the last six meetings saw Anderlecht taking the win.
  • Eight of the last ten clashes had Excel concede two or more goals.
  • Both teams found the back of the net in every single clash at this venue.
  • 100% of ties at this stadium had over 2.5 goals.

Royal Excel Mouscron vs Anderlecht Prediction

Encounters between these two have always been high-scoring ones. We’re in line for another one of those considering the current circumstances.

Anderlecht is in pursuit of a European ticket after their playoff qualification in 2018-19 returned them zilch. On top of that, they lost their first game in the competition and will want to get back on track with a win this week. Mouscron, meanwhile, has the home advantage and is high in confidence after their win. They will also want to avoid the last-minute rush of their last campaign to get away from the relegation line.

Moreover, every single h2h encounter at this venue had both teams finding the back of the net, and a total of three goals or more. Also, Mouscron has never kept a clean sheet against this opponent, and in fact conceded twice or more in every meeting bar twice. Also, Royal has scored thrice or more in two of the last three h2h clashes.

All of these overwhelmingly support our claim of this one being a goal-fest.

Royal Excel Mouscron vs Anderlecht Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3)
  • Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.75 (3/4).