Waregem vs Vitesse by Isaiah
Zulte Waregem didn't enter the Europa League group stage in a positive manner and is now far from knockout phase, but in order to improve their chances at least a bit, the side will need to get a three pointer in this match against Dutch side Vitesse that also recorded two defeats.
Waregem was firstly defeated at home against Nice with a bit humiliating 1:5 result, but showed better performance in the defense in second round when they were still defeated against Lazio with a 2:0 result. As for the Jupiler League, they come from a 3:0 defeat on the road to Anderlecht last Saturday evening, slipping now down the table to seventh position with two consecutive defeats and now seeking a victory in order to change psychology as well.
Goalkeeper Sammy Bossut remains out injured without performing in the season anyway, while doubtful remains midfielder Julien De Sart (7/0) who skipped last three official matches.
Vitesse, on the other side, probably left much better impression so far than Zulte Waregem, but has also recorded two defeats so far. They got defeated against Lazio at home firstly with a 2:3 result despite leading twice and till 66th minute of the match, but then got outplayed away to Nice as well in second round with a 3:0 result.
As for the Eredivisie competition, they come from a point taken away from home against Heracles in a match where they looked like slight favorites before the game on the paper. The team is now at fourth position with 4-3-1 record and five points less than leaders from PSV, but also just a point away from second placed Ajax.
Guests have no fresh injury worries for this one, probably missing only defender Arnold Kruiswijk (3/0) with a back problem.
Neither of the side is in a perfect momentum now and they will both seek improvement in performances and surely have no time but to seek for a victory as well. Waregem is slight favorite, but are nowhere to be trusted in a game that should be wide open as any result but victory probably kicks both sides out of the race for the knockout stage.