In the opening of the 8th round of the Belgian championship, on Friday, September 21st, Waregem – Kortrijk will be played. The match will take place on the “Regenboogstadion”, starting at 19:30. The host team is trying to end a series of four consecutive defeats.
In the previous round, Waregem recorded the most dramatic defeat in 2018, 1-5 on the move from Antwerp. Damien Marcq, who has left his team in numerical inferiority since the 15th minute, had a significant contribution to the defeat. But the table already indicated 0-2 in that time. Thus, the nightmare continued for the host team, which reached no less than four consecutive defeats. The defensive was really “Achilles’ heel” during this period, yielding 19 rows. No other team received more goals. With Madu (injured), Marcq (suspended) and Verboom (uncertain), it remains to be seen how the hosts will manage the current situation.
On the other side, guests come to their ranks after a defeat, 0-1 away from Mouscron. Although they did not play at all badly, they eventually succumbed after Muhammad turned a penalty kick in the 42nd minute. It was for the third time this season, when the offensive did not manage to find the way to the opponent’s goal. In fact, with just seven goals scored in the first eight stages, Kortrijk has one of the weakest offensive. Guests will be on the “Regenboogstadion” without Kumordzi and Rougeaux, while Budde and van Loo are uncertain.
In the last direct encounter, disputed in May this year, Waregem scored 2-1. It was the 5th success achieved in the last six direct matches. In five of these games the table has undergone at least three changes.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.48