Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Fenerbahce will be looking to cement second position in Group D when they host Anderlecht at their Ulker Stadyumu Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu Spor Kompleksi. Fenerbahce did not kick off their Europa League campaign in style, with the team suffering a heavy 4-1 loss to Dinamo in Zagreb, but they quickly returned to winning ways. Following a 2-0 win over Spartak Trnava, Fenerbahce shared the spoils with Anderlecht in Brussels and, as a result, they sit in second place in the standings ahead of the fourth group game. The Belgians, on the other hand, have been struggling in the Europa League this term, with the team picking up only one point from possible nine and that is probably the main reason why we predict that the hosts are going to pick up all three points from Thursday’s football match in the Turkish capital.
Highlighted Player (Carlos Kameni):
Carlos Kameni is considered one of the best African goalkeepers of all times. The Cameroonian international played for Kadji Sports during his youth career and in 2000 he signed a contract with Le Havre. Four years later Carlos Kameni joined Espanyol and he made no less than 222 appearances for the Catalan outfit.
On 13 January, 2012 the Cameroonian shoot-stopper moved to fellow La Liga side Malaga and he has been playing for los Boquerones ever since. Carlos Kameni was born in Douala, Cameroon on 18 February, 1984 and 18 years later he represented his homeland at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
He made Cameroon 2010 FIFA World Cup squad as well, but he did not see any game action at the showpiece tournament as French tactician Paul Le Guen preferred Souleymanou Hamidou over him. You should have in mind that Kameni’s older brother Mathurin was a goalkeeper as well. Carlos was named the Best African Goalkeeper for the 2006/2007 season.
Highlighted Team (Anderlecht):
Founded on 27 May, 1908, Anderlecht are considered one of the oldest clubs in Belgium. The Paars-wit are the dominant force in the Belgian Pro League and in 2014 they won their 33rd domestic trophy. Anderlecht did remarkably well to win the UEFA Super Cup title in 1983, with the team defeating Benfica in the final of the competition.
The Belgian outfit recorded a 1-0 over the Eagles in the first leg, with the two teams playing out a 1-1 draw in the return leg. Anderlecht play their home games at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, the venue that was opened in 1917. The stadium was renovated in 1983 and current capacity of Anderlecht’s home ground is 28 063.
The Paars-wit have long-standing rivalries with the likes of Standard Liege and Club Brugge, whilst FC Brussels were considered the club’s bitter opponents in the past. The likes of Besnik Hasi, Lucas Biglia, Filip De Wilde and Romelu Lukaku are some of Anderlecht’s notable players.