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SV Zulte Waregem will be the visitors at King Power at Den Dreef Stadium on Saturday for the First Division A showdown with home side Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Oud-Heverlee Leuven v SV Zulte Waregem match are shown here - plus the latest match odds.
Oud-Heverlee Leuven will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 1-2 First Division A losing effort in their last game against Waasland-Beveren.
In that match, Oud-Heverlee Leuven managed 56% possession and 13 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Oud-Heverlee Leuven was Siebe Schrijvers (47'). Waasland-Beveren had 13 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Louis Verstraete (30', 67') was the scorer for Waasland-Beveren.
Matches with Oud-Heverlee Leuven have usually been exciting encounters lately with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past six clashes, a total of 23 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 10 of those belonging to OHL. We will have to find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
SV Zulte Waregem
Following on from being beaten in their last game against KAA Gent in First Division A competition, SV Zulte Waregem and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, SV Zulte Waregem managed 46% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For SV Zulte Waregem, goals were scored by Gianni Bruno (80') and Ewoud Pletinckx (86'). On the other side, KAA Gent had 14 shots at goal with 7 of them 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 for KAA Gent.
SV Zulte Waregem have had no problems opening up opposition defences leading up to this encounter, scoring 9 times in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Essevee can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 19/09/2015, neither club has come out on top overall with Oud-Heverlee Leuven winning 2 of those games, SV Zulte Waregem 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 24 in total at an average of 4 goals per meeting.
The last league clash featuring these sides was First Division A match day 25 on 21/01/2021 and the score finished SV Zulte Waregem 2-3 Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
The referee was Jasper Vergoote.
Team News: Oud-Heverlee Leuven
Oud-Heverlee Leuven boss Marc Brys has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all ahead of this game thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: SV Zulte Waregem
SVZW manager Francky Dury has to choose a team with limited availability. Abdoulaye Sissako (Collapsed Lung), Luka Zarandia (Knee Injury) and Jean-Luc Dompé (Syndesmotic ligament tear) will miss out on this game.
In our view, SV Zulte Waregem should be able to find the back of the net against this Oud-Heverlee Leuven team, although that might not quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re expecting a close game with a 2-1 winning score for Oud-Heverlee Leuven at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: King Power at Den Dreef Stadium (10,020)
Chairman: Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
Manager: Marc Brys