Bitesize Prediction: Royale Union vs Anderlecht – 17/01/24

Competition: Belgium Cup

Market: Both teams to score

Odds: 8/11 @ 1xBet

In what promises to be an action-packed Belgium Cup battle on Wednesday night, Royale Union will welcome Anderlecht to the Joseph Marien Stadium for their quarter-final showdown.

Starting with the hosts, while Royale Union might have been left frustrated last season as they eventually had to settle for a bronze medal finish among Belgium’s elite, Alexander Blessin’s men look set to make real history this time around. Continuing to receive a string of plaudits, the Brussels-based outfit opened the New Year holding a six-point buffer at the top of the table and they are tipped as a standout contender to get their hands on a first domestic crown since way back in 1935. With the mood around the Joseph Marien Stadium at a red-hot high, Les Unionistes are unbeaten in all of their previous 10 straight appearances across all competitions – a run that stems all the way back to November 9th. With their extended purple patch underlined by a famous 2-1 victory against Premier League giants Liverpool on December 14th, Royale Union have also gained a reputation for their enjoyable affairs. In fact, Wednesday’s hosts have seen four of their last five showdowns finish with both teams getting on the scoresheet.

As for the visitors, although Anderlecht might have found themselves at the heart of a major domestic struggle last season, they are now in an almost identical position to Wednesday’s hosts. Battling it out at the top of the Jupiler Pro table, Brian Riemer’s men are unbeaten in all of their previous 11 straight domestic appearances across all competitions – a run that stems back to a 3-2 defeat against St. Liege way back on October 22nd. Sat firmly in the driving seat to book a crucial European return in 2024, Anderlecht will also be excited by their continued success on the road. Including a lively 3-1 victory against Westerlo last month, the midweek guests have suffered just a single away from Lotto Park since the opening weekend of the 2023/24 campaign. In what could prove to be an enjoyable Belgium Cup battle on Wednesday night, we are predicting both teams will get on the scoresheet.

Bet: Both teams to score at Royale Union vs Anderlecht 8/11 for Wednesday’s Belgium Cup tie @ 1xBet

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