Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Anderlecht will try to overtake Silkeborg in second place in Group B when they take on Steaua at Lotto Park. Anderlecht aim to put an end to their three-game winless run in the Conference League, and they will not have a better chance than this to do so. All Delcroix, Kana, Raman, Sardella, and Trebel are out of contention with injuries for the home team. Steaua, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-0 loss to Silkeborg, and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Anderlecht’s party in Brussels.
When the two teams met in Bucharest earlier in the process they played out a goalless draw, but given Steaua’s shaky defence, home win should be considered this time out. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Belgium, while all Campagno, Omrani, and Coman return to the starting XI after the trio was rested in the Romanian Cup clash against UTA Arad.
Highlighted Player (Jan Vertonghen):
After spending four years at Ajax, in 2006 Jan Vertonghen signed a loan deal with RKC Waalwijk. The left-footed defender spent one season at Mandemakers Stadion and he returned to Ajax for the 2007/2008 season. The highly rated footballer, who is capable of playing as both centre back and left back, signed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur on 8 July, 2012 and he has been playing for the Premier League outfit ever since.
The Belgian defender scored four goals for the Spurs in the 2012/2013 Premier League season and he made 34 league appearances for the White Hart Lane outfit back then. In the 2015/2016 season Jan Vertonghen and his teammates were producing brilliant displays with Tottenham, but the Spurs eventually finished the campaign in third place in the standings.
Speaking of his international career, Vertonghen made it to both World Cup (2014) and Euro (2016) quarter-finals with the Belgian national team. Jan was born on 24 April, 1987 and his shirt number is 5.