Belgian Pro League---Match Time：22/11/2020 23:00 Sunday GMT + 8
The home team is currently in the 14th position of the league, with 11 points won, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Kortrijk, by (1‑1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Cercle Brugge, by (1‑3). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses at their stadium. In the last 6 home league matches Zulte‑Waregem has a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 4 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 18 possible.
In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 4 home matches. They haven't been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 39 of the last 40 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 12 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have never been able to turn the score around.
After seven matches without winning, the team achieved in the last round an important victory away from home. It might be something exciting for a team that was in need of a good performance. The challenge in this round is to maintain a sequence of good results, leaving the zone of the last placements. As the opponent is going through a similar situation, it is a good opportunity to win again before their fans.
The away team is currently in the 15th position of the league, with 9 points won, after 2 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Club Brugge, by (2‑2). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Sporting Charleroi, by (3‑3). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses in away matches, with 13 goals scored and 33 conceded; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 23 goals scored and 31 conceded. In the last 5 away league matches Mechelen has a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 15 possible.
In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 4 away matches. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 11 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have never been able to turn the score around. In the last 6 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (0'‑15').
The start of the club championship isn't exactly what their fan expected. The team is amongst the last places of the championship, disappointing its fans. Playing away from home they will have the mission to improve their performance, especially in the defensive sector. They cannot hold the pressure of the opponent, having one of the worst defenses as a visitor. However, the last time they traveled to play away from their domain, they tied with the competition leader. This is a good sample of which strategy to adopt to score points in this game.
Zulte-Waregem has the advantage of acting at home, so we expect a team going head on. The visitors want at least one point, but they should not only defend themselves. We expect a hectic game with great chances of goals. We'll bet that both will swing the nets.
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