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The First Division A game at Ghelamco Arena on Sunday sees home team KAA Gent doing battle with Club Brugge.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for KAA Gent v Club Brugge can be seen below (including the best match odds).
KAA Gent head into this match coming off the back of a 1-1 First Division A drawn result against KV Mechelen.
The only player to score from KAA Gent was Roman Yaremchuk (10'). Nikola Storm (16') was the scorer for KV Mechelen.
Their most recent results shine a light on the fact that not much more can be done by the KAA Gent defence. De Buffalo's have been stingy, resulting in the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their previous six outings standing at 4. We shall soon see if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Analysis of their past results shows that KAA Gent:
- have not been beaten in the league by Club Brugge in their last 2 games.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches at home.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Dynamo Kyiv in Europa League competition, Club Brugge will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Club Brugge had 46% possession and 18 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Dynamo Kyiv got 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Vitaliy Buyalskyi (83') was the scorer for Dynamo Kyiv.
A run of dependable performances by the Club Brugge defensive players has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their last 6 outings combined. Over that same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 15.
Coming into this meeting, Club Brugge have not lost to KAA Gent in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 03/02/2019 tells us that KAA Gent have won 1 of these & Club Brugge 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 2.
In all, 13 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 3 of them for De Buffalo's and 10 being from Blauw-Zwart. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The last league match between these sides was First Division A match day 17 on 20/12/2020 which ended up with the score at Club Brugge 0-1 KAA Gent.
The match was refereed by Erik Lambrechts.
Team News: KAA Gent
There’s just a single fitness concern for the KAA Gent manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck to be concerned with due to a largely intact squad. Alexandre De Bruyn (Hamstring Injury) misses out.
Team News: Club Brugge
Brugge boss Philippe Clement has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Charles De Ketelaere (Corona virus), Stefano Denswil (Corona virus), Mats Rits (Corona virus), Matej Mitrovic (Corona virus) and Hans Vanaken (Corona virus) miss out here.
KAA Gent might have a difficult job to find the net against this Club Brugge outfit who we think should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
That’s why our selection here is for a hard-fought 0-1 win for Club Brugge when the referee blows for full-time.
Expecting it to be tight.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ghelamco Arena (20,000)
Captain: Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe
Chairman: Ivan De Witte
Manager: Hein Vanhaezebrouck
Competitions: First Division A position 12, Belgian Cup (Quarter-Finals), UEFA Qual (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Man: Roman Yaremchuk
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Roman Yaremchuk was born in Lviv, Ukraine. After having played his first senior match for KAA Gent in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 14 league goals in the First Division A 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 22 appearances.