Anderlecht – Fenerbahce SOCCER PICKS
Anderlecht and Fenerbahçe face at Stade Constant Vanden Stock, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 29-08-2007, in a match that ended with the final score: Anderlecht (0-2) Fenerbahçe. The Fenerbahçe presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
After 2 defeats, the home team reaches this 3rd round in the 4th position of Group D, without having conquered any points. In the previous match, they lost by (0-2) at home against Dinamo Zagreb, after in the first match of this group stage they lost by (1-0) out against Spartak Trnava. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor. against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Pro League, they beat Círculo de Brujas at home (4-2). In the last 10 home matches Anderlecht has won 5, tied 2 and lost 3. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so there are defensive processes that need improvement. This is a team that usually scores a few times first: they only opened the scoring in 3 of their last 14 games, of these 3 they reached the break in advantage in 2 and won at the end of the 90 ‘in all. In 14 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times, but got the comeback in 2.
Anderlecht is a club that has already conquered the Europa League once throughout its history, winning the title in 1982/83, in addition to a final of the competition, in 1983/84, and 34 titles of the 1e Klasse (Belgian Championship) ). In the current season, the team has been doing a bad campaign within the Europa League, since they lost the first two games they played in the group stage, thus being in the fourth and last position of Group D, six points behind the leader . In the last five games that Anderlecht played at home, in four there were more than 1.5 goals. We believe that in this match Anderlecht, the one that needs to win to have some qualification opportunity for the next phase of the competition, will make a game more offensive and with several goals.
After 1 victories, 0 draws and 1 loss, the away team comes to this 3 rd round in the 2nd place of Group D, with 3 points won. In the previous match, they won at home against Spartak Trnava by (2-0), after in the first match of this group stage they lost by (4-1) out against Dinamo Zagreb. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 25 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 33 goals scored and 14 conceded. In the last match that they played, for the Süper Lig, they got an away tie against Sivasspor by (0-0). In the last 10 away matches Fenerbahçe has a record of 1 win, 3 draws and 6 losses. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 8 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Fenerbahce is a club that has never won a continental title, but throughout its history has won the Turkish Super League (19), with the most recent title being won in 2013/14. In the current season, the team has been doing a relatively good campaign within the Europa League, achieving a victory and a draw in the first rounds, thus being in second place in Group D, three points behind the leader. In the last five games that Fenerbahce played as a visitor, in three he suffered goals. We believe that in this match Fenerbahce will suffer again and will make a very offensive game, which will end with several goals.