These two sides face off at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium ahead of an important clash in Group J. Anderlecht have struggled in the Europa League so far, failing to win either of their two matches.
Their opening group game saw them draw 1-1 at home to French outfit AS Monaco courtesy of a late Lacina Traore equaliser and this was followed by a disappointing 1-0 loss at FK Qarabag.
On the other hand, Tottenham have made a strong start to their Europa League campaign after they defeated FK Qarabag 3-1 on matchday one, followed by a 1-1 draw at Monaco last time out.
This leaves Anderlecht on one point after their first two matches and their Europa League adventure will be in jeopardy if they fail to at least draw with Spurs tonight.
Anderlecht’s form in the Belgian Pro-League has been pleasing and they remain unbeaten at home this season. They have W3-D4-L0 of their home games in all competitions so Spurs will be expecting a tough match as they head to Brussels.
Spurs have also enjoyed good form in the Premier League so far, only losing on the opening day of the season against Manchester United.
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Spurs have W1-D3-L1 of their five away fixtures in all competitions so it is hard to separate these teams based on their respective home and away form – especially when you factor in the changes that will be made to the teams.
Tottenham will need to be wary of Stefano Okaka who leads Anderlecht’s scoring charts and the former Roma man has scored five goals in his last four league games. Spurs are likely to make a few changes to the side that drew against Liverpool last Saturday, with Clinton N’Jie expected to be included from the start.
Anderlecht simply cannot afford to lose this game if they want to progress to the next round of the Europa League and their home form suggests that they are good enough to get something from this game.
Spurs have drawn six of their twelve matches in all competitions and another draw here would not be surprising. 1-1.