Zulte Waregem hosts Oud-Heverlee Leuven in round 24 of the Belgian Jupiler Pro League. The match will be played on Wednesday, January 26th at Elindus Arena (Waregem)
Zulte Waregem periodically showed their worth. In recent years, the club has taken second place in the championship and made it to the cup finals several times. And in 2017, it even won the Belgian Cup. But in general, it can be called a sensation and not the transition from the status of the average performer to the role of one of the grandees. In the previous season, Zulte Waregem only rounded out the top ten. And now the team is fighting for survival. Perhaps, it won’t be relegated directly, as Beerschot VA is very weak. But it is also desirable to avoid the 17th place. Fortunately, the Red-Whites managed to improve the situation in the standings thanks to a couple of victories before the New Year. But after a pause, Zulte Waregem lost to Anderlecht and Cercle Brugge, conceding three goals from each of the opponents.
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Oud-Heverlee Leuven debuted at the level of the Belgian Jupiler Pro League only ten years ago, in 2012. After that, there were two relegations to a lower division, and the team played there from 2016 to 2020. Just before the last championship, OHL managed to achieve another promotion to the elite. Then the team was able to gain a foothold here from the very outset. Now it is also below the equator of the standings, but at a fairly comfortable distance from the relegation zone. It is noteworthy that Leuven also managed to noticeably step up in December, beating Standard Liege and Charleroi (although there was a relegation from the cup between those victories). But in the last round, OHL lost 3-1 to Beerschot VA, which is the worst team in the current championship!
Last season, Leuven was able to win both head-to-head matches. And last July, in the first round of the new championship, Zulte Waregem managed to pull out a draw, although it was one man down from the 62nd minute. Judging by the situation in the standings, now we will see anyone’s game. Any team can win, and a draw is not excluded. Therefore, it’s worth betting on high production.