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Oud-Heverlee Leuven are going up against visiting club KAA Gent at King Power at Den Dreef Stadion in this First Division A match on Sunday.
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Oud-Heverlee Leuven, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 3-0 First Division A victory against KV Kortrijk.
In that match, Oud-Heverlee Leuven managed 47% possession and 20 attempts at goal with 9 on target. For Oud-Heverlee Leuven, the goals were scored by Federico Ricca (40'), Joël Schingtienne (54') and Youssef Maziz (59'). For their opponents, Kortrijk got 13 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target.
Matches involving Oud-Heverlee Leuven have proved to be entertaining encounters recently with high scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 clashes, the sum total of 20 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 8 of those coming from Oud-Heverlee Leuven. That kind of pattern might not be carried forward here, however.
Looking at their past form shows that Oud-Heverlee Leuven:
- haven't beaten KAA Gent in their previous 5 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
KAA Gent will go into this clash following on from a 2-1 First Division A win vs Club Brugge in their previous game.
In that match, KAA Gent had 41% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for KAA Gent was Hyeon-Seok Hong (25', 49'). At the other end, Club Brugge had 14 shots at goal with 7 on target. Hans Vanaken (43') scored for Club Brugge.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 games involving KAA Gent, three or more goals have been hit. The average goals scored per match within that spell is 3.17, with the number of goals averaged by KAA Gent equalling 1.5.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 26/09/2020 tells us that Oud-Heverlee Leuven have won 1 of these games and KAA Gent 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
An aggregate of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 4 of them from OHL and 14 created by De Buffalo's . That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league clash featuring the two was First Division A match day 26 on 19/02/2023 which ended up with the score at KAA Gent 2-0 Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
On that occasion, KAA Gent managed 56% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The goals were scored by Hugo Cuypers (49') and Sven Kums (73').
On the other side, Oud-Heverlee Leuven got 14 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Bert Put.
Team News: Oud-Heverlee Leuven
Alexandro Calut (Torn Knee Ligament), Nathaniel Opoku (Groin Injury) and Mathieu Maertens (Muscle partial avulsion) will not be able to play for Oud-Heverlee Leuven manager Marc Brys.
Team News: KAA Gent
From a largely healthy group of players, there is only a single fitness issue for the KAA Gent gaffer Hein Vanhaezebrouck to contend with. Laurent Depoitre (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be in action. Noah Fadiga cannot play in this game through suspension.
Oud-Heverlee Leuven have it in them to put a goal past this KAA Gent outfit, but one goal probably won’t quite be enough to give them the result that they want.
We are therefore anticipating both teams to score in a 1-2 victory for KAA Gent after the 90. Let’s just see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: King Power at Den Dreef Stadion (10,020)
Captain: Mathieu Maertens
Chairman: Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
Manager: Marc Brys
Competitions: First Division A position 12