18:30 GMT 04 October 2017
With the next international break just around the corner, one league that doesn’t stop for the World Cup qualifiers is the Belgium Proximus League. One of the midweek fixtures sees Saint-Gilloise travel to Westerlo look to go 4th in the table. The hosts are currently 5th with ten points while the visitors are one place below with eight points. Three points for either side will see them overtake Roeselare in 4th.
The 3-0 victory for Saint-Gilloise earlier in the season was the first time the two sides have met. There will be three more fixtures between them this term and Westerlo will be hoping to level up the head to head chart with a win of their own. It was Julien Vercauteren who inspired Saint-Gilloise to win the last one as he scored two goals for the hosts either side of a goal from Roman Ferber. Head to head matches: KVC Westerlo - Union Saint-Gilloise
Head to head matches: KVC Westerlo - Union Saint-Gilloise
A win for Westerlo would put them in a very comfortable position and would give them the chance to break into the next three as the international break continues. They are without Benjamin De Ceulaer, who picked up a shoulder injury a few weeks ago but he shouldn’t be missed too much.
Latest matches: KVC Westerlo
|30.09.2017||Firs||FC Tubize||KVC Westerlo||1:2||W|
|24.09.2017||Firs||KVC Westerlo||KSV Roeselare||4:0||W|
|20.09.2017||Beke||KVC Westerlo||RSC Anderlecht||0:1||L|
|16.09.2017||Firs||KFCO Wilrijk||KVC Westerlo||2:2||D|
|09.09.2017||Firs||Lierse SK||KVC Westerlo||2:2||D|
Another win for Saint-Gilloise over Westerlo would also put them in a good position as they would leapfrog the two sides above them. They don’t have any injury worries going into the match which gives them their best chance of winning but it won’t be easy by any stretch.
Latest matches: Union Saint-Gilloise
|29.09.2017||Firs||Union Saint-Gilloise||Cercle Brugge KSV||1:2||L|
|23.09.2017||Firs||Lierse SK||Union Saint-Gilloise||2:1||L|
|20.09.2017||Beke||KV Oostende||Union Saint-Gilloise||3:1||L|
|15.09.2017||Firs||Union Saint-Gilloise||Oud-Heverlee Leuven||0:0||D|
|09.09.2017||Firs||Union Saint-Gilloise||KSV Roeselare||4:0||W|
With home advantage and the stronger form heading into this mid-table clash, Westerlo have to be considered as favourites but must be careful of the threat Saint-Gilloise pose. The visitors have shown that they can beat the side above them in the table but will need a very confident performance to do the same again especially away from home. There’s potential to see quite a few goals in this one.
04 October 2017 - 18:30 GMT
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