Lokeren – Anderlecht

Lokeren hosts Anderlecht in a match from the 17th round of the Belgian First Division A.Lokeren are currently 13th in the First Division A with 17 points won and a record of four wins, five draws and seven defeats. In their last five matches, Lokeren won just once – against Mechelen. This win was followed by two draws and two losses. In the last round of the league, Lokeren shared the points with Sint-Truiden after a 0-0 draw away from home.As it stands now, Lokeren will finish the regular season in Belgium at the Europa League playoffs zone. They can’t find consistency in their performances this season, so it won’t be easy for them until the end of the campaign. The real fight for survival is still about to come for Lokeren.Meanwhile, the champion Anderlecht is far from its best levels during the regular season. Anderlecht is currently third in the league standings, trailing on 9 points behind the leader Club Brugge. Their record is nine wins, four draws and three defeats. But we shall say that Anderlecht is performing good in their last five matches, winning four of them and losing points only during the draw against the leader Club Brugge at home (0-0).Despite trailing on 9 points behind Club Brugge, Anderlecht remains one of the strong favourites for the title. The club is not performing in the best way possible in the Champions League group stages, but most probably very soon Anderlecht will have the chance to concentrate entirely on what’s happening in the First Division A.As for Lokeren, they must continue winning points when it’s possible. Seven points from the relegation zone are not that much, so they need to be more precise in their performances. It’s a long season, as we know.