Sint-Truidense vs Leuven prediction, odds & betting tips – 17/05/2024

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Belgium First Division A - Staaien

Sint-Truidense vs Leuven prediction
STVV's Jarne Steuckers celebrates after scoring against Antwerp – Photo by Icon Sport

We're bringing you our predictions for Sint-Truidense vs Leuven in the Belgian First Division A on Friday night.

Just three points and one league position separates these two clubs and it's the hosts Sint-Truidense that enjoy that small lead as they head into the match against Leuven as the bookmaker's pick to win.

Sint-Truidense vs Leuven predictions: Tight and tense 90 minutes expected

Sint-Truidense vs Leuven Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Draw

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Sint-Truidense 1-1 Leuven

💥 Both Teams to Score prediction

Yes

Key Stats

  • Leuven have only lost one of their last seven league meetings with Sint-Truidense, securing draws on each of their last two trips to the Daio Wasabi Stayen Stadium, while three of the host's last six outings in the First Division A have also ended in stalemates.
  • We've backed a final scoreline of 1-1 for this game as the last two encounters between these two clubs at this stadium also ended 1-1 and neither club heads into Friday's encounter with many clean sheets to their name of late.
  • Both teams have scored in four of Sint-Truidense's and three of Leuven's last six fixtures, while this very fixture in December ended in a 1-1 draw.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Sint-Truidense the favourite

  • HOME: 21/20 (2.05) – 48.8%
  • DRAW: 27/10 (3.70) – 27%
  • AWAY: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Sint-Truidense the expected winners ahead of kick-off with a probability of 48.8%, but we are predicting a close game between the pair.

The hosts won 2-1 at home against Mechelen in their last game, while Leuven secured a 1-0 win at Gent.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market. You can back under 2.5 goals to be scored in this game at 5/4 (2.25) which has a probability of 44.4%, while a bet on over 2.5 goals is priced at 67/100 (1.67) with a probability of 59.9%.

Last five H2Hs: Leuven enjoying unbeaten run

Belgium First Division A 20/04/24

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Belgium First Division A 09/12/23

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Belgium First Division A 22/10/23

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Belgium First Division A 28/01/23

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Belgium First Division A 22/10/22

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Friday's visitors have picked up two wins and three draws from their last five league meetings with Sint-Truidense but it is the hosts that lead the head-to-head record with 12 wins, five draws and six defeats from the pair's last 23 encounters.

Team news and form guide

Sint-Truidense: Drawn three of last six

Ryoya Ogawa and Jarne Steuckers are the two main injury concerns for the hosts ahead of the Leuven game with the latter a big miss for the home side. Sint-Truidense enter this match in an inconsistent form since their win over Mechelen in the last round has been their first win after five games without one.

Predicted lineup: Suzuki (GK), Godeau, Bocat, Van Helden, Smets, Vanwesemael, Delorge-Knieper, Koïta, Ito, Bertaccini & Zahiroleslam

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Leuven: Only lost one of last six

The visitors could be without the services of both Sofian Kiyine and Thibault Vlietinck for the trip to Sint-Truidense due to injury. On the bright side, Leuven are in good form at the moment since they've won three of their previous five games in the league.

Predicted lineup: Prévot (GK), Dom, Ricca, Russo, Mendyl, Akimoto, Schingtienne, Maertens, Maziz, Banzuzi & Nsingi 

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Player to watch – Aboubakary Koita

Aboubakary Koita might have been surprised to still be wearing the yellow and blue of Sint-Truidense after the striker failed to score a single goal for the club last season.

Aboubakary Koita player to watch
STVV's Aboubakary Koita celebrates after scoring another goal – Photo by Icon Sport

In fact, Koita has never been much of a goalscorer during his career in Belgium with his best return being seven goals from 27 appearances in the 2020/21 campaign with Beveren.

Koita is having the best season of his career

However, this season has proved a turning point in the 25-year-old's career as Koita has scored 15 league goals in 31 starts for Sint-Truidense. We're backing Koita to impress against Leuven on Friday and could even see the Mauritania international adding to his goals tally.


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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.