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SV Zulte Waregem will be at Stade Le Canonnier on Saturday for the First Division A fixture with hosts Royal Excel Mouscron.
View all of the Royal Excel Mouscron v SV Zulte Waregem predictions, poll and stats below including the latest game odds.
Royal Excel Mouscron
Royal Excel Mouscron prepare for this fixture following on from a 1-1 First Division A drawn game vs RSC Anderlecht.
The only player to score from Royal Excel Mouscron was Harlem Gnohéré (93'). Landry Dimata (63') was the scorer for RSC Anderlecht.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Royal Excel Mouscron have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Mouscron have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 6 goals along the way. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Coming into this meeting, Royal Excel Mouscron have not lost a league tie with SV Zulte Waregem in their previous 5 games.
SV Zulte Waregem
SV Zulte Waregem will come into the match following on from a 4-1 First Division A win with the defeat of Waasland-Beveren in their last match.
For SV Zulte Waregem, goals were scored by Jelle Vossen (28'), Gianni Bruno (49', 95') and Omar Govea (63'). Daan Heymans (76') was the scorer for Waasland-Beveren.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 games involving SV Zulte Waregem, a minimum of three goals have gone in. The overall average number of goals per match within that spell is 4.17, with the average number of goals for Essevee working out to 1.5.
Analysis of their past results shows that SV Zulte Waregem:
- have not won against Royal Excel Mouscron when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- remain undefeated by Royal Excel Mouscron in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 8 league matches. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head clashes going back to 27/10/2018 shows us that Royal Excel Mouscron have won 2 of these and SV Zulte Waregem 0, with the tally of drawn results standing at 4.
18 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 11 from Mouscron and 7 belonging to Essevee. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was First Division A match day 26 on 16/02/2020 and the score finished SV Zulte Waregem 1-2 Royal Excel Mouscron.
The referee was Kevin Van Damme.
Team News: Royal Excel Mouscron
Cedric Omoigui (Knee Injury) and El Hadji Gueye (Knee Injury) aren’t available for Mouscron gaffer Fernando Da Cruz.
In all likelihood, Mouscron could use the 4-2-3-1 formation and select Hervé Kouakou Koffi, Nemanja Antonov, Saad Agouzoul, Kouadio Yves Dabila, Alessandro Ciranni, Jean Onana, Deni Hočko, Beni Badibanga, Marko Bakic, Serge Tabekou and Virgiliu Postolachi.
Team News: SV Zulte Waregem
SVZW boss Francky Dury has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Henrik Björdal (Navicular Bone Fracture), Sammy Bossut (Fractured Skull) and Erdin Demir (Hip Injury) can’t be considered.
We’re of the thinking that Essevee could decide to play in a 4-2-3-1 formation, giving starts to Eike Bansen, Daniel Opare, Ewoud Pletinckx, Olivier Deschacht, Laurens De Bock, Ibrahima Seck, Jannes Van Hecke, Gianni Bruno, Omar Govea, Jelle Vossen and Saido Berahino.
We envisage that SV Zulte Waregem and Royal Excel Mouscron are both capable of scoring here.
It could well end in a draw. Our tip is therefore for a close game with a score draw when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Royal Excel Mouscron
Stadium: Stade Le Canonnier (10,800)
Captain: Dimitri Mohamed
Chairman: Patrick Declerck
Manager: Fernando Da Cruz
Competitions: First Division A position 14