Pro League: St. Truiden vs Westerlo
St Truiden fought a lot to the away game against Genk, but suffered an honorable defeat with the score of 2-1. They went to the half time leading the score with 0-1, but at second half Genk was little bit better and more lucky with some help from the ref, and scored two goals in two minutes. St Truiden tried to respond with some good attacking play, but did not achieved something at the end. It is like they donated the win to Genk, as within two minutes they received two goals, although they had a good play all over the 90 minutes. Midfielder Koen Daerden is out suspended, defender Ludovic Buyssens injured, while main striker and top scorer Reza, midfielder Gregory Christ, and forward Bruno Andrade are still out long term. The good news are that main midfielder Christophe Bertjens and striker Rubin Okotie are both back to the main eleven. St. Truiden will be lined up with full midfield formation, leaving Okotie as the only striker.
Westerlo played a full defensive game at home against Standard Liege, having their goalkeeper to a great day, and finally took the useful draw for the relegation battle. The bad news are that they face very big injury problems for tonight’s game. Main defender Arnaud De Chreef and main defensive midfielder Steven De Petter are both out suspended, main stopper Stef Wils, substitute stopper Joris Van Hout, main striker Shlomi Arbeitman, main right back Gunther Vanaudenaerde, main goalkeeper Bart Deelkens, main striker William Owusu, main left-back sometimes Thiago Cardoso, and substitute striker Marcao are all out of tonight’s game! At least good striker Dieter De Kelver returns. Although they have lot of missings, they will be lined up offensive, with Bart Goor, Stijn De Smet and Jeanvion Yulu-Matondo in front line.
It is a vital game for the relegation battle for both teams, and the result will say a lot for who will relegate. The better team to this pair is St. Truiden, they show fighting spirit to avoid relegation, they are a healthy team at the moment, while Westerlo has so many problems to deal with.