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KV Kortrijk journey to Ghelamco Arena on Friday for the First Division A meeting with hosts KAA Gent.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for KAA Gent v KV Kortrijk - along with the latest match odds.
KAA Gent prepare for this match following on from a 0-0 First Division A drawn match against Union Saint-Gilloise.
In that match, KAA Gent had 50% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Union Saint-Gilloise had 6 shots at goal with 0 on target.
Over their prior six games, Hein Vanhaezebrouck's KAA Gent have found the net a total of 10 times, an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.67.
Their past results show that KAA Gent:
- have left without a victory over KV Kortrijk in their previous 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches at home.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against RSC Anderlecht in Belgian Cup action, KV Kortrijk and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
A tendency of at least one team not scoring a goal in games involving KV Kortrijk has been noticeable of late. Checking on their last 6 outings shows that this has happened 5 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal total of 6 and KV Kortrijk have scored 7.
Coming into this contest, KV Kortrijk haven't been defeated in their previous 5 away league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 27/01/2019, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with KAA Gent winning 3 of those games, KV Kortrijk 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
A combined sum of 12 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 7 of them for De Buffalo's and 5 for De Kerels. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The last league encounter between these clubs was First Division A match day 8 on 19/09/2021 when it finished KV Kortrijk 1-0 KAA Gent.
In that game, KV Kortrijk had 34% possession and 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. Their only player to score was Faiz Selemani (9').
For their opponents, KAA Gent got 15 shots at goal with 3 on target.
The match was refereed by Jasper Vergoote.
Team News: KAA Gent
There is just the sole fitness concern for the KAA Gent gaffer Hein Vanhaezebrouck to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Gianni Bruno (Hip Injury) will miss out.
It seems likely that De Buffalo's could make use of the 3-4-3 formation for this one and select Davy Roef, Andreas Hanche-Olsen, Bruno Godeau, Joseph Okumu, Elisha Owusu, Julien de Sart, Sven Kums, Alessio Castro, Darko Lemajic, Andrew Hjulsager and Roman Bezus.
Team News: KV Kortrijk
With a fully injury-free group to choose from, the KV Kortrijk boss Karim Belhocine doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash.
From our viewpoint, De Kerels seem most likely to play in a 4-2-3-1 formation by sending out Marko Ilic, T. Bendianishvili, Trent Sainsbury, A. Radovanovic, Kristof D'Haene, K. Vandendriessche, Ante Palaversa, Marlos Moreno, Abdelkahar Kadri, Faiz Selemanie and Mohamed Badamosi.
It looks to us that KAA Gent should get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
In contrast, KV Kortrijk will not find it easy finding the net themselves although we do think it’s probable that they will be managing to get on the scoresheet as well here.
Our tip is for a controlled 3-1 margin for KAA Gent come full-time.
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 5, Belgian Cup (Semi-finals), Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
⭐ Star Player: Tarik Tissoudali
Normally taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Tarik Tissoudali was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Having played his first senior match for Telstar in the 2014 - 2015 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 10 league goals in this First Division A 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 21 appearances.