Match date: 23 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: Belgium Football
| Stake: 7/10
| Pick: over 2.5
| Match result:
1-1 - Lost
Lokeren welcoming Anderlecht in 20th round of Belgium Jupiler league. Lokeren currently occupies 12th position at the table with 23 points. They didn't impressed with their performances in this campaign and their main goal is to reach higher positions in safe zone. They divided points with Waregem and Mechelen in previous two rounds while before that managed to overcome Kortrijk at home 3:0. They were eliminated from Cup in 1/8 finals by Club Brugge but in last six rounds in league are without defeat. Lokeren showed decent goal scoring skills and in 19 rounds scored 22 goals while conceded 23 and they should try to improve their defense. They have negative record in duels against Anderlecht suffered five defeats and got one draw and it will be very hard to set up different outcome now. Lokeren must try to improve their form in order to to at least retain their position, now they have a really hard task to achieve positive outcome against more than decent Anderlecht and to achieve that must show great performances here in front of their fans.
Anderlecht on the other hand is currently at 4th position at the table with six points and one match less than 1st placed Gent. Previous season Anderlecht ended at 3rd position while before that won the title in three consecutive seasons, and now must go for a victory to keep up with league leaders. In Europa league Anderlecht did a good job and managed to reach knockout stage as 2nd placed team in group J behind Tottenham. Anderlecht is playing good football in this season and for sure are able to achieve great results, in previous round they managed to overcome Club Brugge on the road in great match and achieve very important victory. Anderlecht is playing great football, they are among most effective teams in league with 32 goals scored while their defense also did a good job and conceded only 15. They suffered only two defeats in league in this campaign and both were on the road, while also were eliminated from Cup by Kortrijk in 1/8 finals, also on the road. They managed to achieve narrow victory in first duel against Lokeren in this season. Anderlecht must go for a victory here in order to reach 2nd position at the table and i'm sure that they will give their best here and achieve another victory in this campaign.
Lokeren is in decent shape but it will be very hard for them to save their net in this match against great Anderlecht, they must play on very high level here to avoid defeat, while Anderlecht almost has imperative to win, they are for sure favorites here, but I expect good football and over 2.5 goals seems like a logical choice here.