Fenerbahce – Anderlecht SOCCER PICKS
Fenerbahçe and Anderlecht meet at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadyumu, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). Attention to the home factor, since the Fenerbahçe usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 2 rd position, with 4 points won, after 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Spartak Trnava, by (2-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Anderlecht, by (2-2). 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 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Galatasaray by (2-2). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Fenerbahçe have won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 26 of the last 28 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 20 out of the last 28 there were Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 14 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 7 of their 16 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Fenerbahce enter this game after a two-way foreign draw on the Galatasaray field trip. The home team usually acts in a tactical system in 4-3-3, favoring a faster style of play. In this tactical drawing, the three most advanced players, responsible for throwing the panic in the opposing defense, are Valbuena, Frey and Ayew. By acting inside the house you can guess that Fenerbahce wants to take on the game from the first whistle. The coach of the premises will not be able to count on Ekici, Cigerci, Guctekin and Topal, for being injured.
The away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 1 point won, after 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Dinamo Zagreb, by (0-2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Fenerbahçe, by (2-2). 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 in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 22 suffered. The team comes to this match after an away win with Waasland-Beveren by (1-2). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Anderlecht have won 5, tied 1 and lost 4. Defensive consistency has not been their best, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularity, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that scores only few times and was only able to open the scoring in 2 of its last 15 games, of these 2 it reached the break in advantage in all and won at the end of the 90 ‘in 1. In 15 matches, only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Anderlecht enter this round motivated, after a foreign victory, by 1-2, in the visit to the land of the WB: Dimata and Trebel marked the goals of the triumph. Like the rival of this day, the foreign team must act in a tactical system in 4-3-3, with the aim of taking advantage of fast transitions. In any case, we believe that Anderlecht will adopt a more defensive stance, with the aim of not allowing spaces for its adversary. We believe that Bakkali, Gerkens and Dimata will perform in the most advanced zone. Coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck will not be able to count on Sowah Adjei and Cobbaut, for being injured.