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The First Division A match at Elindus Arena on Saturday sees home side SV Zulte Waregem ready themselves for the visit of Antwerp.
To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for SV Zulte Waregem v Antwerp, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
SV Zulte Waregem
SV Zulte Waregem will be hoping for a better result following a 5-1 First Division A losing effort in their last game against Seraing.
In that match, SV Zulte Waregem managed 56% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for SV Zulte Waregem was Jelle Vossen (66'). On the other side, RFC Seraing got 26 attempts at goal with 16 of them on target. Georges Mikautadze (8', 71', 81'), Ablie Jallow (36') and Youssef Maziz (48') scored for Seraing.
Fixtures with SV Zulte Waregem have tended to be entertaining affairs recently with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past six clashes alone, the sum of 25 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 4.17 goals per game) with 10 of them coming from SV Zulte Waregem. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
Going into this one, SV Zulte Waregem are without a win at home for the past 6 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
Antwerp come into this meeting following on from a 1-0 First Division A win to defeat KAA Gent in their most recent game.
In that game, Antwerp managed 55% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Antwerp was Michael Frey (78'). At the other end, KAA Gent had 13 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
Looking at their form, and Antwerp have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 7 goals in total. Defensively, Antwerp have some weaknesses to address.
Heading into this contest, Antwerp have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 16/09/2018 shows that SV Zulte Waregem have won 2 of these games & Antwerp 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 0.
19 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 7 of them from Essevee and 12 for The Great Old. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The last league contest between these clubs was First Division A match day 18 on 16/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Antwerp 0-1 SV Zulte Waregem.
The match was refereed by Lothar D'hondt.
Team News: SV Zulte Waregem
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the lone fitness concern for the SV Zulte Waregem boss Francky Dury to contend with from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Luka Zarandia (Knee Injury) misses out. Frank Boya is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Antwerp
Antwerp manager Brian Priske has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Sam Vines (Collarbone fracture) and Sander Coopman (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
In this match, Antwerp will probably be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
In contrast, SV Zulte Waregem may well find it hard to break down their defence although we reckon that they could well end up converting at least once here.
We’re tipping a comfortable 1-3 winning score for Antwerp after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
SV Zulte Waregem
Stadium: Elindus Arena (12,250)
Captain: Laurens De Bock
Chairman: Carl Ballière
Manager: Francky Dury
Competitions: First Division A position 15, Belgian Cup (Sixth Round)
🔑 Key Man: Zinho Gano
Usually playing in the Striker position, Zinho Gano was born in Belgium. After having made a senior debut playing for Royal Excel Mouscron in the 2014 - 2015 season, the talented Forward has struck 5 league goals in this First Division A 2021 - 2022 season to date in a total of 10 appearances.