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Sint-Truidense VV will host guests Antwerp at Hel Van Stayen in the First Division A clash on Sunday.
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Sint-Truidense VV enter this match following on from a 1-1 First Division A drawn match versus Eupen.
The only scorer from Sint-Truidense VV was Yuma Suzuki (85'). Julien Ngoy (13') was the scorer for Eupen.
Sint-Truidense VV have been quite ineffective in attack in recent times. Their sum of goals equals just 4 against opponents over their previous six outings. In those meetings, De Kanaries have also seen the tally of goals scored against them come to 8.
A look at their previous results shows us that Sint-Truidense VV:
- have not beaten Antwerp in their previous 2 league matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Charleroi in First Division A action, Antwerp will be aiming to make amends here.
Shamar Nicholson (17', 91') scored for Charleroi.
In 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Antwerp, a comparatively low number of goals have been scored between them and opposing sides. The overall average goals scored per game in that spell comes to just 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by The Great Old being 0.83. While that may be of interest, it remains to be seen whether that pattern might persist in this upcoming match or not.
A look at their previous results shows us that Antwerp:
- haven't beaten Sint-Truidense VV when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 07/04/2018 tells us that Sint-Truidense VV have won 4 of these games and Antwerp 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
In all, 17 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 12 for De Kanaries and 5 for The Great Old. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The last league fixture between these clubs was First Division A match day 20 on 22/12/2019 which ended up with the score at Sint-Truidense VV 1-1 Antwerp.
The referee was Alexandre Boucaut.
Team News: Sint-Truidense VV
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Sint-Truidense VV boss Kevin Muscat to be concerned with from a near full-strength group of players. Steve De Ridder (Collarbone fracture) misses out. Maximiliano Caufriez is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
In our view, De Kanaries could opt for a 4-1-4-1 formation this time, utilising Kenny Steppe, Ko Matsubara, Jonathan Buatu Mananga, Samy Mmaee, Wolke Janssens, Samuel Asamoah, Seung-Woo Lee, Jhonny Lucas, Santiago Colombatto, Facundo Colidio and Yuma Suzuki.
Team News: Antwerp
Antwerp manager Ivan Leko has multiple availability issues to deal with. Aurélio Buta (Torn Muscle), Matheus (Calf Injury), Alexis De Sart (Intraarticular ligament crack in the ankle) and Sander Coopman (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here.
It’s our belief that The Great Old seem likely to begin the game with a 3-5-2 formation, choosing Jean Butez, Abdoulaye Seck, Ritchie De Laet, Dylan Batubinsika, Didier Lamkel Ze, Alexis de Sart, Birger Verstraete, Pieter Gerkens, Simen Kristiansen Juklerød, Dieumerci Mbokani and Lior Refaelov.
Our feeling is that Sint-Truidense VV could find themselves struggling to find the net against this Antwerp lineup who we think will manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
Therefore, we predict a very even contest with a 0-1 victory for Antwerp at full-time.
It should be a good one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hel Van Stayen (14,600)
Captain: Steve De Ridder
Chairman: David Meekers
Manager: Kevin Muscat
Competitions: First Division A position 11
⭐ Star Man: Yuma Suzuki
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Yuma Suzuki was born in Japan. After having played his first senior match for Kashima Antlers in the 2015 season, the talented Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 4 appearances.