First Division B match preview and statistics: Westerlo fight Deinze

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Competition: Belgium First Division B
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Het Kuipje (8182 seats)

Westerlo and Deinze have both delivered a "par" performance so far, to use a golfing expression. Both hold mid-table positions in the First Division B.

Insights:
  • Westerlo has the most dropped points from leading position (20) in First Division B
  • Deinze have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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Westerlo form and stats

21 points is a decent return from 10 First Division B games here at Het Kuipje for Westerlo. The data says 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss.

In the match before that, Westerlo hosted Lommel United and drew the game 1-1.

There will be little rest for Westerlo after this match as they are travelling to Club Brugge II for a First Division B game in only three days.

The Westerlo fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 19 goals in 10 league matches. Westerlo have conceded 11 in these home matches.

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Deinze form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Deinze so far with only 9 points returning home. The records show 2-3-4 (win-draw-lose).

The supporters enjoyed Deinze's previous game versus Club Brugge II (placed 8th), a First Division B 4-0 win played at home. Ahead of that match was the away draw versus Lierse Kempenzonen that ended 1-1.

As you can tell from the results above, Deinze was very dominant against Club Brugge II, winning the match with a scoreline that even the finest fortune teller couldn't predict. 4-0 (!) with A. Staelens, R. Lecomte (2) and B. Dansoko providing the goals.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Deinze have scored 13 goals in 9 league games away. It's worth mentioning that 7 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. For Deinze, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net.

Head 2 Head

Westerlo - Deinze 3-0 was the story when these teams last met, earlier this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last two matches): Westerlo one win, one draw and Deinze zero victories. As for goals, two matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), zero games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

DeinzeL. Mertens
L. Mertens
10 goals
WesterloL. Van Eenoo
L. Van Eenoo
7 goals
WesterloI. Vetokele
I. Vetokele
7 goals

Westerlo missing players

Deinze missing players

Westerlo Deinze
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
19 10 2 Played P 2 9 19
8 6 1 Won W 1 2 7
7 3 1 Drew D 0 3 6
4 1 0 Lost L 1 4 6
29 19 3 Scored S 4 13 29
22 11 2 Conceded C 5 20 30
89% 90% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 95%
84% 90% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 84%
53% 60% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 67% 58%
21% 20% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 33% 32%
11% 20% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 33% 21%
63% 60% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 78% 58%
37% 40% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 26%
11% 10% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 22% 21%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2 1.3 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.8 1.7
4 2 1 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
9.4 11.3 12 Shots (avg) S ( 8 8.6 8.8
5.1 6.2 6.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.5 3.8 4.1
31% 31% 23% Goal Efficiency G E 57% 38% 38%
Key stats in First Division B this season:
  • All of Deinze's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Deinze have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Deinze have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Deinze haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Westerlo has the most dropped points from leading position (20) in First Division B
  • Westerlo have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Union Saint-Gilloise 20 16 2 2 49 16 10 9 1 0 30 8 10 7 1 2 19 8 33 50
2 RFC Seraing 19 10 2 7 43 31 10 6 0 4 19 12 9 4 2 3 24 19 12 32
3 Westerlo 19 8 7 4 29 22 10 6 3 1 19 11 9 2 4 3 10 11 7 31
4 Lommel United 20 9 4 7 37 34 10 6 1 3 24 17 10 3 3 4 13 17 3 31
5 Deinze 19 7 6 6 29 30 10 5 3 2 16 10 9 2 3 4 13 20 -1 27
6 RWDM 18 8 1 9 25 28 10 6 1 3 17 11 8 2 0 6 8 17 -3 25
7 Lierse Kempenzonen 20 4 2 14 24 42 9 3 1 5 16 20 11 1 1 9 8 22 -18 14
8 Club Brugge II 19 1 4 14 14 47 8 1 4 3 7 13 11 0 0 11 7 34 -33 7

Read more about First Division B

The First Division B is the second highest league in Belgian football. It replaced the Belgian Second Division in 2016. It has eight teams playing a league in two stages, “opening” and “closing”. Each stage has each team playing 14 fixtures and the winner of each qualify for promotion play-offs.