"I'm hopeful and calm because I am convinced that we can get our first home win of the season, even against a side who we respect," Allegri stated.
"Anderlecht have a great history, they've often been involved in these types of games so we'll need to play with balance and patience for 95 minutes - without feeling the need to find a goal quickly.
"Anderlecht are a well organised side, physically strong and we must therefore be in the right frame of mind to face them.
"We have an important game tomorrow, one that we must win. There are no easy games anymore and the result is all that counts."