Westerlo vs Sint Truidense prediction, odds & betting tips – 03/05/2024

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Westerlo - Sint-Truidense

Belgium First Division A - Het Kuipje

Westerlo vs Sint-Truidense prediction
STVV's Kahveh Zahiroleslam celebrates after scoring – Photo by Icon Sport

Hosts Westerlo aren't going to finish in the European places but their guests Sint-Truidense still have an outside chance but only if they manage to secure all three points on Friday night.

Westerlo vs Sint Truidense predictions: Motivation the key for the visitors

Westerlo vs Sint-Truidense Predictions
Our pick

🔥 Hot Tip

Sint-Truidense to Win

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Westerlo 1-2 Sint-Truidense

⚽ Anytime Goalscorer prediction

Aboubakary Koita

Key Stats

  • Sint-Truidense have won four of their last seven competitive and non-competitive meetings with Westerlo, including two wins in the league this season. The hosts have lost four of their last six outings and sit bottom of the Conference League Play-Off table.
  • Westerlo have conceded at least two goals in five of their last six matches but have scored in each of their last four outings, while Sint-Truidense have scored at least two goals in three of their last six matches, but have only kept one clean sheet during that period.
  • Aboubakary Koita top scores for the visitors this season with 15 league goals and the Mauritania international scored twice in a 3-3 draw with Westerlo earlier in the campaign.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookmakers backing the hosts

  • HOME: 6/4 (2.50) – 40%
  • DRAW: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • AWAY: 15/8 (2.88) – 34.8%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Westerlo are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 40%, but we're expecting the visitors to get something out of this game.

Gent ran out 3-2 winners against Westerlo last week, while Sint-Truidense played out a 1-1 draw with Standard Liege in their last league game.

For more football betting tips on the game, check out the Both Teams to Score market. If, like us, you want to back BTTS in this game the odds stand at 4/7 (1.57) with a probability of 63.6%, but if you want to go the other way you can back BTTS – No at 8/5 (2.60) which has a probability of 38.5%.

Last five H2Hs: Westerlo lead

Belgium First Division A 31/03/24

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

2
Westerlo

Westerlo

0

Belgium First Division A 24/02/24

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

1
Westerlo

Westerlo

0

Belgium First Division A 10/11/23

Westerlo

Westerlo

3
Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

3

Europe Friendlies 01/07/23

Westerlo

Westerlo

2
Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

2

Belgium First Division A 19/02/23

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

0
Westerlo

Westerlo

1

With 25 wins, 10 draws and 21 defeats, Westerlo lead the head-to-head record between these two clubs but it's Sint-Truidense that had the last laugh, winning 2-0 in the pair's last encunter in March.

Team news and form guide

Westerlo: Without a win in last six

Nacer Chadli and Emin Bayram are the two main injury concerns for the home side who could play the same starting lineup that narrowly lost at Genk last time out.

Predicted lineup: Gillekens (GK), Bos, Tagir, Rommens, Piedfort, Sydorchuk, Haspolat, Madsen, Sayyadmanesh, Alcócer& Stassin

Europe Friendlies 09/07/24

L

Servette

Servette

3

Westerlo

Westerlo

2

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

W

Young Boys

Young Boys

0

Westerlo

Westerlo

1

Belgium First Division A 25/05/24

W

OH Leuven

OH Leuven

1

Westerlo

Westerlo

2

Belgium First Division A 18/05/24

L

KV Mechelen

KV Mechelen

2

Westerlo

Westerlo

0

Belgium First Division A 03/05/24

D

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

2

Westerlo

Westerlo

2

Sint Truidense: Beat their hosts twice this season

Veteran forward Shinji Okazaki will miss Friday's game for the visitors with a knee injury.

Predicted lineup: Suzuki (GK), Janssens, Ogawa, Van Helden, Smets, Vanwesemael, Delorge-Knieper, Ito, Bertaccini, Barnes & Zahiroleslam

Europe Friendlies 09/07/24

L

Ajax

Ajax

4

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

0

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

D

FC Twente

FC Twente

2

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

2

Europe Friendlies 03/07/24

W

Patro Eisden Maasmechelen

Patro Eisden Maasmechelen

3

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

4

Europe Friendlies 29/06/24

W

Tienen

Tienen

0

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

6

Europe Friendlies 22/06/24

W

VV Zepperen-Brustem

0

Sint-Truidense

Sint-Truidense

2

Player to watch – Aboubakary Koita

Sint-Truidense's Aboubakary Koita is enjoying the best season of his professional career.

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

Previously, Koita had only managed to score three goals in his opening two seasons with Sint-Truidense, failing to score in the entire 2022/23 campaign. However, the 25-year-old striker has netted 15 times in 33 appearances in the First Division A this season and has really started to repay Sint-Truidense who brought him in from Beveren in 2021.

Will Koita fire Sint-Truidense to safety?

We're backing Koita to add to his goals tally on Friday night against a Westerlo side that have been conceding goals for fun of late and let's not forget, the Sint-Truidense forward already has a couple of goals against the hosts this season.


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 betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things