Antwerp vs Zulte Waregem Prediction & Match Preview

Antwerp vs Zulte Waregem Prediction and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Antwerp vs Zulte Waregem
Belgium – Jupiler League
Date: Sunday, 31 July 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Bosuilstadion.

Round Two of Belgium Jupiler League will kick-start this week as Antwerp play host to Zulte Waregem. These two sides will be seen clashing at Bosuilstadion this Sunday in this new season.

Antwerp barely survived relegation last term and will no doubt be aiming for a quick turnaround this time. They have played a couple of pre-season friendlies and will be looking to take on a positive journey in the Belgian league. They finished fourth last term, and Van Bommel, is now expected to make contenders of the Reds.

The hosts come into this on the back of a slender 2-0 win in Kosovo against Drita to win by the same margin on aggregate in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Europa Conference League. Over their prior 6 fixtures, Mark van Bommel’s men have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a total of 7 times.

On the other side, Zulte Waregem had a disappointing form throughout the last season in Jupiler League . Their unimpressive run of form pushed them down to the 16th spot of the table. The side narrowly escaped the relegation zone with a difference of just 4 points.

The visitors come into this encounter following a 2-0 First Division A win in the defeat of Seraing in their last match. The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Zulte Waregem has become noticeable in recent matches. Checking on their last 6 outings shows that this has occurred 5 times.

Antwerp vs Zulte Waregem Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Their last 5 h2h games saw Antwerp with 3 wins while Waregem won twice.
  • Three out of their last five meetings saw scoring from both sides.
  • Antwerp won the same fixture, last term by 1-nil.

Antwerp vs Zulte Waregem Prediction

Antwerp began their domestic campaign with a 2-0 win at Mechelen last weekend. Coming into this one, they are unbeaten in their last 3 home league matches. They even won 4 of their last 5 h2h home games over this rival.

Meanwhile, Zulte Waregem have lost all of their last 5 away matches in Jupiler Pro League. They even lost their last away game to Oostende by 1-3 on a pre-season friendly.

Considering their previous h2h stats and current form, we feel that a home win is likely to occur.

Antwerp vs Zulte Waregem Betting tips

  • Antwerp to win & BTTS @ 3.00 odds.
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.65 odds.
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