Zulte ‑ Waregem and Mechelen meet at Regenboogstadion, in a match for the 13th round of the Pro League. The record of direct confrontations at this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 2, tied 1 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams met at this stadium was on 07-27-2019 , in a match for the Pro League that ended with the victory of Mechelen by (0‑2). N. Storm (20 ‘) and G. Engvall (56’) scored the goals of the match for Mechelen. Mechelen presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in 14th position, with 11 points won, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they drew at home against Kortrijk by (1‑1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Cercle Brugge by (1‑3). This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has registered 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses as a visitor; against 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses in his stadium. In their last 6 home games for the championship, Zulte ‑ Waregem won 1, tied 1 and lost 4, thus conquering 4 points out of 18 possible.
For this competition, he hasn’t won in his stadium for 4 games. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, as 39 of the last 40 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 12 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
After seven games without a win, the team achieved an important away victory on the last day. It can be an exciting thing for a team that needed a good performance. The objective on this day is to maintain a series of good results, leaving the last area of the table. As the rival lives a similar situation, it is a good opportunity to win again in front of their fans.
After 2 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses, the visiting team is currently in 15th position, with 9 points won. In their last match, they tied with Sporting Charleroi at home by (3‑3), after in the previous match having drawn away, in a match against Club Brugge, by (2‑2). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 3 wins, 2 draws and 10 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. For the championship, Mechelen won 4 points out of 15 possible, after 1 victory, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 5 games they played as a visitor.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 away matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 11 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 6 away matches for all competitions: they have conceded 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (0’‑ 15 ‘).
The visiting club’s start to the championship is not exactly what the fans expected. He’s in one of the last places in the league, disappointing his fans. Playing away from home will have the mission to improve his performance, especially in the defensive sector. They do not usually withstand the pressure of rivals, having one of the worst defenses as a visitor. However, the last time he traveled to play far from his domain, he tied with the leader of the competition. This is a good example of what strategy to adopt to score points in this game.