Anderlecht vs Zulte Waregem: Preview and Predictions

Anderlecht vs Zulte Waregem Belgian Super Cup Final 2017

Anderlecht vs Zulte Waregem
Belgian Super Cup Final
Date: Saturday, 22nd July 2017
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Constant Vanden Stock Stadium (Anderlecht).

The record Belgian Champions Anderlecht welcome the fast improving Zulte Waregem for the Super Cup finals on Saturday evening.

Anderlecht clinched the Belgian First Division for the 34th time, after a tough tussle with Club Brugge all way along the season. It was only 2 points that made the difference in the end.

Meanwhile, Zulte Waregem finished third, 7 points behind Anderlecht. That was arguably their best ever season in Belgian top flight and directly qualified for the Europa League group phase for the first time.

Anderlecht won the Super Cup in 5 of their six appearances, the most recent in 2014, when they become champions of the competition for a third year running. Meanwhile, Waregem will be making their first ever appearance in a Super Cup final.

Anderlecht vs Zulte Waregem: Head-to-head

The head-to-head is totally dominated by Anderlecht. The men in Purple had won in 24 of the 37 league meetings, drew 7 and lost 6 to Zulte Waregem.

If you cut this short to the recent seasons, Anderlecht won 12 of the 15 games, drew 2 and lost 1.

Also, Anderlecht scored a minimum of 2 goals in the last 10 encounters with Zulte Waregem.

Anderlecht vs Zulte Waregem: Prediction

Truth to be told, there is not a better time than this to give a bitter blow to Anderlecht. This is early days of the season and there will be some rustiness to shake off. Also, Anderlecht’s lone meeting with a strong club in the preseason ended in a humbling defeat. They were thrashed 4-1 at Salzburg.

However, Zulte-Waregem had won just once in their 19 previous visits to the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium. Also, the club come with a reputation of being under performers in games outside their home ground. Therefore, the visitors are expected to fall short in another riveting encounter.

Anderlecht vs Zulte Waregem: Bet Tips

FT – Anderlecht to win for 1.38 odds with Pinnacle is a banker.

Value seekers can back BTTS and Over 2.5 goals for 2.20 odds.

I leave you with my correct score prediction of 2-1 in favour of Anderlecht, odds at 8.50 with Unibet.

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