Sunday, April 23, at 19:00 EESt, Anderlecht vs Club Brugge, derby of the 4th round of the Jupiler League playoffs!
Anderlecht had a very busy period, it disputand five matches in the last three weeks, taking into account that she was also involved in the Europa League. The race for Europa Leagueended on Thursday after making a good game, but Manchester United proved lucky and won 2-1 (3 – 2 in general) and Stanciu & Co. can now concentrate 100% on the championship.
The main nominee for winning a new trophy, Anderlecht ranks first after the first three stages of the play-off, with 38 points, being one of the two unbeaten teams of the play-off.
On the other hand, returning to Brussels is a clear reason for joy, as Rene Weiler’s team is unbeaten for 19 years in direct duels on the “Constant Vanden Stock Stadium”. Moreover, in the only match on their own at these stages, Anderlecht made 0 – 0 with Gent, his main pursuer at this moment.
On the other side, Club Brugge is the team ranked with second chance, but the band’s Preud’homme has shown he can do good matches, managing to beat Anderlecht 2 – 1 in the regularly championship round.
The champion’s problems have begun since the beginning of March, when they lost to Genk and since then they has failed to recover, losing his first place in the league, but also the chance to stay relatively close to the leader. With 32 points, Club Brugge takes third place in the play-off, six lengths behind the opponent in this match.
With no success in the first three matches, Wesley & Co. managed to score, all three games played till now ending with goals on both sides.
Going beyond the fact that it is a derby in the true sense of the word, this is the last chance for Club Brugge to keep close to Anderlecht, reason to believe the show will be assured. A draw does not take advantage of the visiting team at all, which makes me believe that we can have a show match in which both teams score at least one goal.
Anderlecht vs Club Brugge : Both Team To Score = LOST