WESTERLO v WAREGEM – BELGIUM JUPILER
January 30 2016, Het Kuipje Stadium, 19:00 GMT+0
This bet may appear against all the odds, however there are good facts behind it.
Westerlo is at the bottom of the league for some time now, and it seemed as it won’t change, but they surprised all of us with good recent performances, obtaining 9 points in last 4 matches. They got back up and are back in the game to potentially reaching mid table finish by the end of the season.
The good recent performances can be linked to excellent form of Gounongbe, who scored 3 goals in last 4 matches and is currently at 10 goals this season, that puts him at third best scorer in Belgium Jupiler league. His good from surely won’t end anytime soon and we can expect him to show what he can do today. Freshly joined player Julien Vercauteren (coming from a loan from Nice) ought to add some strength to midfield, thus hosts appear more than ready for this match up.
Missing players for Westerlo are: Nils Schouterden and Maxime Annys.
The guests are coming from a draw against 14th placed Leuven (2:2) and a loss against Genk (2:1). The last match seemed as it will end in a draw, but Waregem managed to squeeze a late goal in 90’+1 and frankly it was a fair outcome in my opinion, but nevertheless a bad result for the Waregem.
These two teams have clashed before and the match ended in (4:2) for Waregem. The score should not be a factor when deciding who has a better chance to win today, as Westerlo was out of form on that occasion and had more opportunities to score a goal that their opponents, but failed to convert those chances into goals.
The reason why I believe today visitors will have a tough time to win is, that they suffer from a terrible away form, with only 2 wins in last 10 matches, additionally, another fact that is in today’s hosts favour is that Waregem has not won on Het Hupije Stadium in 7 years and there is a good chance the history will repeat itself today.
All in all, if the hosts play today as they did in the last matches this should tricky match for visitors to come away with 3 points.
Prediction: Westerlo +0
Odds: 2.05 Dafabet