Waasland-Beveren host the visiting RSC Anderlecht at Freethiel Stadion in the First Division A match on Saturday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Waasland-Beveren v RSC Anderlecht - as well as up-to-date odds.
Waasland-Beveren will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 4-1 First Division A loss in their previous game against Club Brugge.
The only scorer from Waasland-Beveren was Daan Heymans (30'). Hans Vanaken (16', 39'), David Okereke (50') and Michal Krmenčík (84') scored for Club Brugge.
Matches with Waasland-Beveren have usually been exciting encounters lately with a lot of goalmouth action the rule rather than the exception. Over their past 6 clashes, a total of 22 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 7 of those accredited to Wase Wolven. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward here, of course.
Their past results show that Waasland-Beveren:
- have not won against RSC Anderlecht in their last 7 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 5 league matches. Fans are getting restless.
RSC Anderlecht head into the clash following a 2-0 First Division A win over Cercle Brugge in their previous match.
For RSC Anderlecht, the goals were scored by Lukas Nmecha (36') and Michael Murillo (68').
Over the course of their last six clashes, RSC Anderlecht have helped themselves to the sum of 17 goals. Paars-wit have additionally got on the scoresheet in every single one of those games. In that time, they have had 6 goals go against them.
Pre-game facts show that RSC Anderlecht:
- remain undefeated by Waasland-Beveren when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
A study of their past head to head results stretching back to 23/09/2017 reveals that these fixtures have ended in disappointment for Waasland-Beveren. They have not managed to get any victories at all while RSC Anderlecht have been superior, winning in 67 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
16 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 4 from Wase Wolven and 12 for Paars-wit. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
The previous league game between these clubs was First Division A match day 28 on 29/02/2020 when it ended Waasland-Beveren 0-3 RSC Anderlecht.
The referee was Nicolas Laforge.
Team News: Waasland-Beveren
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Waasland-Beveren manager Nicky Hayen to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Andrija Vukcevic (Syndesmotic ligament tear) is sidelined.
Team News: RSC Anderlecht
Anderlecht manager Vincent Kompany has some current player fitness concerns. James Lawrence (Corona virus), Peter Zulj (Corona virus), Michel Vlap (Corona virus), Timon Wellenreuther (Corona virus) and Elias Cobbaut (Ankle Fracture) are those who can’t be considered.
We’re inclined to think that Waasland-Beveren have the firepower to breach the defence of this RSC Anderlecht side, however a single goal probably won’t quite be enough to avoid defeat.
Therefore, we’re predicting both teams to score in a 1-2 advantage for RSC Anderlecht after 90 minutes. It’s a very tough call.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Freethiel Stadion (8,190)
Chairman: Dirk Huyck
Manager: Nicky Hayen
Competitions: First Division A position 17
⭐ Key Player: Daan Heymans
Mostly deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Daan Heymans was born in Belgium. After making a first senior appearance for KVC Westerlo in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored a sum of 4 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 5 appearances.