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Leuven vs Westerlo Prediction & Betting tips
It is five to twelve in Leuven, it is now or never. These last three match days are extremely important. For the time being it is last, and that can only change with a victory against Westerlo. The Ruff people can not win six consecutive days in a row. Last week it put that other degradation candidate (Tubize) aside. The question is whether they can do the same with Leuven.
After the defeat at home against Roeselare, Nigel Pearson was (finally) fired. Vincent Euvrard must take his place, only four match days before the end of the competition. That is certainly not a gift, since OHL is currently at the bottom of the standings. They have been playing without grinta for a long time, as if they were tired of the trainer. The question is whether Euvrard can turn the tide now.
Starting at Mechelen as a new trainer at a club that is on the verge of relegating, you can not call it a real baptism of fire. His men, if we can call it that, did not do it badly, on the contrary. OHL even took the lead after Mathieu Maertens came out very well for his man and the ball worked well past Michael Verrips. For the rest, Leuven played a meritorious game, but in the end it was not up to Mechelen’s superior power. No surprise, but still a great achievement from OHL, without more!
The Ruff people have this season very difficult on the move. It is already from October 31, that Bob Peeters could step on the bus with three points. That was also against a Roeselare that was the record of ‘most defeats in a row’. Not a feat so Westerlo to win a thief with 0-1. Now that Lommel is somewhat out of shape, Westerlo seems pretty certain of his fourth place and therefore does not really play a role anymore.
Last week Tubize turned out to be anything but a bite-sized chunk. Westerlo had a hard time, and it took a long time before the case came into being. Peeters, however, had this in the snout, and did an important switch. He brought Sava Petrov between the lines. That turned out to be a golden substitution, as only ten minutes later he scored the decisive 1-0. After a nice individual action, followed by a one-two with Kurt Abrahams, he shot the ball neatly in the bottom right corner. No glorious win by Westerlo, but three important points to stay in the top four.
Leuven vs Westerlo head to head matches
21.12.18 PL Westerlo Leuven 0 : 0
19.10.18 PL Westerlo Leuven 0 : 1
01.09.18 PL Leuven Westerlo 1 : 3
26.01.18 PL Leuven Westerlo 0 : 1
09.12.17 PL Westerlo Leuven 1 : 0