Zulte-Waregem vs AS Eupen
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 11 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Regenboogstadion, Waregem.
Claude Makelele was a world class midfielder in his prime, but he is yet to prove his managerial skills at the biggest stage.
The Frenchman got off to a horrendous start to the new First Division A season guiding AS Eupen as hiss men shipped as many as nine goals in the opening two affairs.
Can they bounce back on Saturday evening away at Regenboogstadion when Pandas play Zulte-Waregem in the third round of the competition?
The hosts obviously see the tie as a perfect occasion for snatching the first victory of the season after playing back-to-back draws to Waasland-Beveren and Gent so far.
They barely missed out on the Europa League spot last year falling to Genk in the play-offs final, but it was generally marked as a successful campaign for Francky Dury in the previous term of the First Division A.
Can they make one step above and fight their way to the top-six finish in the regular season this time about?
Zulte-Waregem vs Eupen: Head-to-head
- Waregem were much more successful in the head to head history against AS Eupen.
- Essevee won 10, drew 3 and lost only 1 of 14 clashes against Eupen.
- Waregem bagged an impressive 11-goal tally in last three wins over Pandas.
- At home, Essevee won 5 and drew 2 of 7 clashes with Eupen.
Zulte-Waregem vs Eupen: Prediction
This is a huge chance for the hosts to wrap up the first win of the season and boost up their confidence ahead of the challenges to come.
Eupen were very easy to break own against both Club Brugge and Sporting Charleroi in the opening two games and we just can’t see them stopping the side to whom they shipped 11 goals in last three head to head games here.
The home win is a banker bet at the 1.40 odds, but we will be brave enough to go for the handicap win and back Essevee to win by two or more goals difference at the odds of 2.10. You can also take Zulte-Waregem to net three or more goals in the match at 2.40.
Zulte-Waregem vs Eupen: Bet Tips
Zulte-Waregem -1.5 handicap @ 2.10
Zulte-Waregem Over 2.5 Team Goals @ 2.40.