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The First Division A meeting at Elindus Arena on Saturday sees home side SV Zulte Waregem play opponents KAA Gent.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for SV Zulte Waregem v KAA Gent can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
SV Zulte Waregem
SV Zulte Waregem enter this fixture following a 1-1 First Division A drawn game vs Eupen.
In that game, SV Zulte Waregem managed 48% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for SV Zulte Waregem was Jelle Vossen (35'). Eupen had 7 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Isaac Nuhu (39') scored for Eupen.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that SV Zulte Waregem have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that SV Zulte Waregem have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 16 goals on the way.
In their previous game, KAA Gent drew 0-0 in the First Division A tie with Seraing.
In that match, KAA Gent had 57% possession and 8 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. On the other side, RFC Seraing had 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
A series of steadfast performances by the KAA Gent defenders has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 3 from their past 6 clashes combined. In that period, their own attack force has managed to score 9. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen if such a trend will be replicated in this upcoming game.
Taking a look at their past results, KAA Gent:
- haven't been beaten by SV Zulte Waregem when having played them away from home in the previous 6 matches in the league. A solid away record against them.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 04/08/2018 shows that SV Zulte Waregem have won 1 of these and KAA Gent 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 24 in total which averages out at 4 goals per match.
The last league contest featuring these sides was First Division A match day 34 on 18/04/2021 and the score finished SV Zulte Waregem 2-7 KAA Gent.
On that day, SV Zulte Waregem managed 46% possession and 6 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Goals were scored by Gianni Bruno (80') and Ewoud Pletinckx (86').
KAA Gent got 14 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Alessio Castro-Montes (14', 40'), Roman Yaremchuk (29', 84'), Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui (48'), Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe (63') and Alexander De Bruyn (75') scored.
The match was refereed by Lawrence Visser.
Team News: SV Zulte Waregem
The SV Zulte Waregem boss Francky Dury will be happy not to have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match with a fully injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: KAA Gent
Owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection, the KAA Gent manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck has zero fitness worries to report coming into this clash.
We believe that SV Zulte Waregem should be able to put a goal past this KAA Gent outfit, but a single goal is unlikely to be enough to give them the result that they want.
We are therefore anticipating a 1-2 victory for KAA Gent after the 90. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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🏟️ 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 (Seventh Round)
⭐ Key Player: Zinho Gano
Normally used in the Striker position, Zinho Gano was born in Belgium. After having played his first senior match for Royal Excel Mouscron in the 2014 - 2015 season, the gifted Forward has managed 7 league goals in the First Division A 2021 - 2022 season so far in 14 appearances.