The hosts are currently occupying third spot in Group B, having collected four points from as many games, while FCSB are sitting one place behind them, at the bottom, with just one point to their name.
Anderlecht will host FCSB in a Europa Conference League fixture at Lotto Park on Thursday. The hosts are currently occupying third spot in Group B, having collected four points from as many games, while FCSB are sitting one place behind them, at the bottom, with just one point to their name. Anderlecht are heading into the match on the back of a 3-2 defeat to Zulte Waregem in a Belgian Pro League match last Friday. The visitors, meanwhile, secured a narrow 1-0 win over Sepsi in a Romanian top flight game last weekend.
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— RSC Anderlecht (@rscanderlecht) October 25, 2022
Aderlecht started off their European campaign on a positive note, defeating Silkeborg 1-0 before playing out a goalless draw against FCSG in the away match in Bucharest. However, two successive defeats to group leaders West Ham United have left the Purple and Whites in the third spot, two points behind second-placed Silkeborg. In their last Europa Conference League match, against West Ham in London, Said Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen fired the hosts into a two goal lead at the break. Meanwhile the Belgian outfit pulled a goal back through Sebastiano Esposito, from the penalty spot, in the 89th-minute. It proved too little too late for Anderlecht.
FCSB, on the other hand, have struggled in the continental competition, having pocketed just a solitary point. Qualification chances for the Romanian outfit are very bleak but if they win the remaining two games, there is an outside chance. Nicolae Dica’s side have a goal-difference of -12, having conceded thirteen goals and scored only once.
Anderlecht defender Hannes Delcroix and forward Benito Raman are sidelined with injuries, while Adrien Trebel is doubtful for Thursday’s game because of a shoulder injury. Fabio Silva, who has netted six league-goals, is likely to partner Julien Duranville up front. As for FCSB, Ovidiu Popescu, Ionut Pantiru and Lucian Cristea are occupying the medical room. Florinel Coman and Andrea Compagno are expected to form the attacking duo
Anderlecht probable starting lineup: Van Crombrugge, Vertonghen, Hoedt, Debast, Amuzu, Ashimeru, Diawara, Verschaeren, Murillo, Silva, Duranville
FCSB probable starting lineup: Tarnovanu, Cretu, Dawa, Tamm, Pantea, Edjouma, Sut, Olaru, Cordea, Coman, Compagno
|Standard Liege||3-1 (L)|
|Zulte Waregem||3-2 (L)|
|Club Bruges||0-1 (L)|
|West Ham||2-1 (L)|
|KV Mechelen||1-3 (W)|
|Sepsi OSK||0-1 (W)|
|UTA Batrana Doamma||2-1 (W)|
|Petrolul Ploiesti||0-2 (W)|
|last match result|
|FCSB 0-0 Anderlecht|
The UEFA Europa Conference League match between Anderlecht and FCSB will take place at Lotto Park on Thursday at 10:15 pm IST.
|Anderlecht vs FCSB||Key details|
|Kickoff time in Belgium||6:45 pm|
|Kickoff time in Romania||7:45 pm|
The live telecast of the UEFA Europa Conference League matches in India are available on the Sony Sports network. Fans will also be able to watch the live streaming on Sony Sports app. Besides, those in the UK can catch the live action via BT Sport network; and Paramount + in Portugal.