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The First Division A match at Guldensporenstadion on Saturday sees home side KV Kortrijk prepare for the visit of Club Brugge.
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KV Kortrijk will be looking for an improved result here following the 2-0 First Division A defeat last time out to Eupen.
In that match, KV Kortrijk managed 44% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target. Eupen had 23 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Julien Ngoy (52') and Knowledge Musona (80') scored for Eupen.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that KV Kortrijk have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that De Kerels have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 12 goals on the way. It will be interesting to find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Pre-game facts show that KV Kortrijk:
- have not beaten Club Brugge in their previous 8 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 4 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Since a loss in their previous game against Antwerp in First Division A action, Club Brugge and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Club Brugge managed 66% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Antwerp had 5 shots at goal with 2 on target. Didier Lamkel Zé (9') and Lior Refaelov (43') scored for Antwerp.
A tendency of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Club Brugge has become evident recently. Examining their last six meetings shows that this has occurred 5 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal total of 5 while Blauw-Zwart have scored 8.
Their past results show that Club Brugge:
- have not beaten KV Kortrijk when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated by KV Kortrijk when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 10 league matches away from home. Travelling very well.
Head to head
An inspection of past results between these clubs going back to 03/03/2018 shows that these encounters have been a source of anguish for KV Kortrijk. They have not managed to come away with any wins whatsoever whereas Club Brugge have managed to find a way, beating them in 67% of those matches played.
A combined sum of 14 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 3 of them for De Kerels and 11 netted by Blauw-Zwart. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The last league meeting between these clubs was First Division A match day 13 on 21/11/2020 when it finished Club Brugge 1-0 KV Kortrijk.
The match was refereed by Lothar D'hondt.
Team News: KV Kortrijk
Ante Palaversa (Knee Injury) and Kristof D'Haene (Hip Injury) are unavailable for Kortrijk manager Luka Elsner.
Team News: Club Brugge
Due to a mostly healthy group of players, there is just the lone fitness issue for the Club Brugge gaffer Philippe Clement to be concerned about. Noa Lang (Thigh Problems) misses out for this game. Noa Lang is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We’re inclined to think that KV Kortrijk will have to perform well to put one past this Club Brugge lineup who we think might win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
Therefore, we predict a hard-fought 0-1 advantage for Club Brugge at the end of the match.
A close call.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Guldensporenstadion (9,399)
Chairman: Ronny Verhelst
Manager: Luka Elsner
Competitions: First Division A position 14
🔑 Star Player: Pape Habib Guèye
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Pape Habib Guèye was born in Senegal. Having made his senior debut playing for KV Kortrijk in the 2019 - 2020 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 5 league goals in the First Division A 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 28 appearances.