Sint-Truiden vs Lokeren
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 11 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stayen, Sint-Truiden.
Saturday’s trip to Sint-Truiden will be of a huge importance for Peter Maes and his men who got off to a nightmare start to the new season.
Lokeren lost two out of two, conceding as many as seven goals in the process. Whilst the opening round opposition came in the likes of Genk, the second-round defeat to the league newcomers Cercle Brugge can certainly hardly be justified as we can start discussing a crisis for Tricolores at the beginning of the new First Division A campaign.
They are now set to tackle the rivals from the Europa League play-offs in the previous term of the competition.
Lokeren ended their respective group at the very top of the standings, being four points clear off Sint-Truiden in second (of six teams). Nevertheless, Maes’ men never made it to the Europa League qualifications losing on penalties to Zulte-Waregem in the play-offs semi-finals.
Sint-Truiden vs Lokeren: Head-to-head
- Lokeren lead the head to head tie by three wins ahead of their 43rd meeting with Sint-Truiden.
- Tricolores took four points from last year’s clashes in the mentioned Europa League play-offs group.
- Lokeren are undefeated in last five meetings with the Canaries.
- Only one of last 14 H2H games saw three or more goals scored.
Sint-Truiden vs Lokeren: Prediction
The Canaries began the new season in a very tight manner, playing two draws in low-scoring contests with Cercle Brugge and Genk.
Looking from their perspective, the Under 2.5 goals FT should be a banker here knowing that only a single of past 14 head to head outings with Lokeren brought more than two goals.
However, since the visitors were very tough to break down at the start of the new season, we’d rather advise the home win as the main betting option at the odds of 1.66.
The hosts are worth backing to keep a clean sheet at the 2.62 odds after conceding just one goal in two games.
Sint-Truiden vs Lokeren: Bet Tips
Sint-Truiden to win @ 1.66
Sint-Truiden to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62.