Anderlecht vs Villarreal – Prediction, and Match Preview

Anderlecht vs Villarreal – After losing to KAA Gent 1-0 in their previous First Division A match, RSC Anderlecht will be looking to pick up a win here.

RSC Anderlecht had 50% of the possession in that game and made three attempts on goal, scoring on none of them. Only one of Gent’s 14 shots on goal was on target. KAA Gent’s Gift Orban scored a goal (57′).

Recently, RSC Anderlecht’s defensive grit has been all too infrequent. They will be concerned that RSC Anderlecht’s defense has been breached in six of their previous six matches, resulting in the leakage of eight goals. The future of this tendency on this site remains to be seen.

Villarreal enters this match on the heels of a 0-2 La Liga victory over UD Almera in their previous match.

Villarreal had 71% of the possession in that game and two of their six shots on goal were successful. Both of Villarreal’s goals came from José Luis Morales (88′) and Gerard Moreno (76′). Almera attempted six shots on goal, but none were successful.

The numbers don’t lie, and Villarreal have allowed goals in five of their last six games while having 10 goals scored against them overall. Villarreal has not been performing well at the back.

Anderlecht vs Villarreal – Betting Analysis

For RSC Anderlecht manager Brian Riemer, Hannes Delcroix (knee injury) and Marco Kana (toe injury) will be sidelined.

There is only one fitness issue for Villarreal manager Quique Setién to worry about due to an otherwise available group. Nicolas Jackson (Hip problems) won’t be playing here.

Our thinking is that RSC Anderlecht may not find it easy to hit the back of the net against this Villarreal team who we think will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.

What are the top odds for the game?

Regarding the latest bookmaker odds in the full-time result market, victory for RSC Anderlecht is available for 3.5, a bet on a drawn result is 3.48 and selecting the win for Villarreal is 2.16. These are the most competitive bets available at the moment.

Anderlecht vs Villarreal – Head-to-Head


Anderlecht vs Villarreal

Our Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals

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