Our prediction for this Belgian Cup match:
There will be fireworks when Mechelen and Waregem face each other at AFAS-stadion Achter de Kazerne in the Belgian Cup semis. Mechelen aim to build on a 2-0 win over Seraing, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. All Bilingoli, Falchou, Vanlerberghe, and Walsh have been struggling with injuries of late, while Rob Schoofs is back from suspension.
Waregem, on the other hand, played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Kortrijk at the weekend, with the team extending their winless run to seven games. Since Mechelen produced a fine display in the triumph over Seraing, we believe that punters from all four corners of the world can find value in betting on De Kakkers. As for the away team, both Christian Bruls and Nicolas Rommens are back from suspensions, whereas both Tambedou and Vormer should miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Team (Waregem):
Over the years Zulte Waregem have established themselves as a top-table side in Belgian Super League. The Essevee are a product of a partnership between Zulte and Waregem and it has to be noted that Zulte Sportief were founded back in 1950.
Zulte Waregem impressed in the 2012/2013 Belgian Super League campaign, with the team finishing the process in second place in the standings, only four points behind champions Anderlecht. As a result, the Essevee booked their place in the Europa League group stages, but despite recording victories over the likes of Maribor and Wigan Athletic in Group D the Belgian side eventually failed to advance to the knockout stages of the European competition.
Zulte Waregem, who welcome their rivals at Regenboogstadion, will play in the group stages of the Europa League in the 2017/2018 season. Zulte Waregem, who won the Belgian Cup in the 2016/2017 season, will face the likes of Nice, Lazio and Vitesse in Group K.