Club Brugge’s plan to run away with the Belgian Pro League title hasn’t exactly gone smoothly of late. First the league leaders, who’ve seen their lead at the top cut to five points, conceded four when drawing at home against St. Liege, while they were unable to get the better of Genk last time out, drawing 1-1 away from home. Ivan Leko’s men have now won just four of their last 11; not exactly the form of a title winner.

As Brugge’s closest pursuers, it was imperative that Anderlecht regained the winning thread last time out and that’s exactly what they did, beating Charleroi by three goals to one. Having re-found their feet offensively on that occasion, Sunday’s visitors will be hoping to continue chipping away at the gap between themselves and their opponents in this match.

It’s fair to say that Club Brugge have been the best team in Belgium this season, though they’re not performing anywhere near as well as they were back towards the beginning of the campaign and they haven’t been for a while. Offensively, Ivan Leko’s men remain a threat and they will indeed fancy themselves to get at an Anderlecht back-line that hasn’t been too strong in recent times, though, given their overall dip in form, it’s easy to feel that they’re somewhat overpriced ahead of this match.

On their own patch, Leko’s men are always going to warrant favouritism, but it’s very hard to agree that they’re worthy of a long odds-on price-tag against the team who’re just five points behind them.

Anderlecht are not the sturdiest team, but they’ve hardly done any worse in that respect than Brugge of late, while they’ve also matched the league leaders offensively. Having notched three (and played well in doing so) last time out, the visitors will surely back themselves to cause problems for a home side who’ve won just one of their last five.

What’s more, this pair met just three weeks ago. On that occasion, Anderlecht came out on top by a goal to nil, so it’s not as if the visitors are unfamiliar with winning against the league leaders.

Having gone toe-to-toe with Leko’s men in that match, matching them at both ends of the pitch (before edging it), Hein Vanhaezebrouck’s side really do look a tad too big at the current prices. With the hosts not exactly flourishing at present, it’s not difficult to see the visitors taking a positive result away from Jan Breydel Stadium.

In summary, we’re talking about two teams who, based on recent achievements, are closely matched; the hosts are just about the most likely winners on their own patch, but the visitors simply look overpriced. At the current prices, getting behind ‘Anderlecht Draw No Bet’ makes plenty of appeal.

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