Westerlo vs Kortrijk
Belgian First Division A
Date: 11 March 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 17:15 UK / 18:15 CET
Venue: Het Kuipje (Westerlo).
Just a week after a huge 4-2 win over Union Saint-Gilloise, Westerlo came up with one of the worst displays of the season.
The team led by Jonas De Roeck were brutally outplayed by Standard Liege in a 2-0 road defeat seven days ago. Westerlo failed to register a single shot on target in the mentioned loss, allowing the rivals numerous chances at the opposite end last weekend.
De Roeck’s troops will be looking to bounce back instantly this Saturday when they play host to bottom-half strugglers Kortrijk in Gameweek No 29 of First Division A.
Westerlo are seventh in the league table at the moment and they are only four points shy of fourth-placed Club Brugge, meaning the Championship Round is still up for grabs for De Roeck and his squad.
Kortrijk, on the other side, hold the 14th position in the league standings and are only four points above the relegation zone.
They fell 0-1 at home to Sporting Charleroi last time out, ending a three-game unbeaten streak in the league.
Bernd Storck’s men have had huge problems with the lack of defensive meticulousness since the beginning of the season. They have allowed 51 goals in 28 matches so far in the campaign.
Kortrijk lost three of the last five away outings in the league and it is easy to see why they are big underdogs going into this tie.
Westerlo vs Kortrijk Head-to-head
- Westerlo will enter the match on the back of consecutive victories over Kortrijk, a streak that saw them bag six goals in the process.
- Westerlo also have five wins, three draws, and only a single defeat in the previous nine home clashes against Kortrijk.
- Both outfits were on target in four of the previous five head to head affairs.
Westerlo vs Kortrijk Prediction
Westerlo bagged three or more goals on two separate occasions in the previous four First Division A outings. We expect them to rebound from the last weekend’s defeat at Standard Liege in what should be a high-scoring affair at Het Kuipje.
Home win is the main pick at the 1.61 odds, while you can hardly make a mistake going for the Over 2.5 goals FT bet at the 1.57 odds either.
Westerlo vs Kortrijk Betting Tips
Westerlo to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57 (4/7) odd.