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Antwerp will be at Stade Le Canonnier on Monday for the First Division A game with home team Royal Excel Mouscron.
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Royal Excel Mouscron
Royal Excel Mouscron go into this match after a 1-1 First Division A drawn game vs Charleroi.
In that game, Royal Excel Mouscron had 41% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Royal Excel Mouscron was Nuno Joia Da Costa (85'). Charleroi had 10 shots on goal with 6 on target. Mamadou Fall (88') scored for Charleroi.
It has been all too rare in recent games where Royal Excel Mouscron have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Mouscron have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals during that time.
Heading into this contest, Royal Excel Mouscron haven't lost in the league to Antwerp in their last 2 matches.
Since a loss in their previous game against RSC Anderlecht in First Division A competition, Antwerp and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Antwerp managed 44% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Antwerp was Maxime Le Marchand (89'). RSC Anderlecht got 13 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Majeed Ashimeru (52'), Michael Murillo (62'), Anouar Ait El Hadj (77') and Yari Verschaeren (84') scored for RSC Anderlecht.
Showing their bias toward action-packed encounters, the back of the net has been hit 22 times in the previous six matches in which Antwerp have taken to the pitch, making it a mean average of 3.67 goals for each meeting. Opposing teams have got 13 of those goals. Such a trend might not follow through into this match, however.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 29/10/2017 tells us that Royal Excel Mouscron have won 1 of these games & Antwerp 3, with the number of draws being 2.
A total of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 7 of them for Mouscron and 8 created by The Great Old. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The previous league contest between the two was First Division A match day 1 on 08/08/2020 when it ended Antwerp 1-1 Royal Excel Mouscron.
The referee was Nathan Verboomen.
Team News: Royal Excel Mouscron
Robbe Quirynen (Collarbone fracture) and Marko Bakic (Muscle Injury) will be missing for Mouscron manager Jorge Simão.
Team News: Antwerp
Antwerp boss Franky Vercauteren has a number of players out of action. Matheus (Calf Injury), Faris Haroun (Calf Injury) and Sander Coopman (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not ready for selection.
When taking everything into account, Royal Excel Mouscron will need to apply a lot of pressure to score goals against this Antwerp outfit who will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We therefore fancy a narrow 0-1 win for Antwerp at full-time.
Hoping for a good game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Royal Excel Mouscron
Stadium: Stade Le Canonnier (10,800)
Captain: Dimitri Mohamed
Chairman: Patrick Declerck
Manager: Jorge Simão
Competitions: First Division A position 17
⭐ Key Player: Marko Bakić
Typically used in the Centre Midfield position, Marko Bakić was born in Montenegro. After having played his first senior match for Torino in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has accumulated 2 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 season to date in 22 appearances.