Preview Union SG
One last hurdle, one last final sprint towards winter break. Anyone who thinks that our kemphanen are going to give in against the almost unbeatable leader from Brussels will be deceived. Westel got 9 out of 9 of his last 3 races and now wants to compete with Union, the declared title contender after their crushing start. The Westel family recognizes that it is not always with the most brilliant soccer, but we have evolved from 7 out of 21 to 17 out of 21, coach Bob Peeters rightly pointed out.
Walloon teams were the only ones able to crack the code
Union SG races through the competition like a whirlwind. Only the Walloon teams RFC Seraing and RWDM were able to crack the code of the Unionists so far. RWDM beat Union in-house in the first Zwanzederby since 1985! Then RWDM also knocked Union in house. A proud and well-deserved victory in the neighborhood duel. RFC Seraing also did the trick on game day 12. Union SG had some good possibilities but Seraing held out and, with the help of the Union defense, scored the only and winning goal in the game. It’s called grabbing moments.
In the Joseph Mariën Stadium only 1 team managed to grab a point this season and those were our kemphanen. It was the match where coach Bob Peeters surprised everything and everyone by referring Brüls, Abrahams and Dierckx to the bench. No place for celebrities, only hard workers were featured. That approach almost paid off, Westel brought passion and mentality into the match but did not score and had to pay attention after a red card for Nader Ghandri.
Effective & efficient
For the whole Westel entourage there is only 1 thing next Sunday. To measure yourself with the leader and if possible also take revenge for the home defeat at the end of October this year. Westel went naked with his buttocks and scored 4 goals in his own home. It was since 12 March 2017 that a team could score 4 goals in ’t Kuipje. Racing Genk won convincingly 0-4 on that date and thus condemned our kemphanen to relegation from the highest soccer league.
After that double uppercut (heavy loss against Union and RWDM) Westel straightened its back and didn’t lose a single game. In the beginning, a victory and a draw alternated week after week. The last 3 games were all won so Westel is back in the upper regions. The offensive and attractive soccer of last season are now making way for an effective and efficient playing style. If Westel can combine both, it will be able to take the scalp of Union next Sunday. Rendezvous Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 16h00 in the legendary Joseph Mariën stadium!