KAA Gent are the guests at Stade Le Canonnier on Saturday for the First Division A tie with home team Royal Excel Mouscron.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Royal Excel Mouscron v KAA Gent can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Royal Excel Mouscron
Royal Excel Mouscron will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 3-0 First Division A defeat last time out to KV Kortrijk.
Ilombe Mboyo (59'), Gilles Dewaele (63') and Eric Ocansey (83') scored for KV Kortrijk.
Royal Excel Mouscron haven’t made the most of their chances in recent times. Their sum of goals equals just 3 vs opposition teams during the course of their previous 6 outings. In those games, Mouscron have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 7.
Heading into this contest, Royal Excel Mouscron are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
KAA Gent will go into this meeting after a 2-1 UCL Qualifiers win over SK Rapid Wien in their previous game.
The stats don’t lie, and KAA Gent have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 8 goals in total. Defensively, De Buffalo's just haven’t been too solid at all. Regardless, we must now wait to see if that trend might be sustained here in this game.
Leading up to this clash, KAA Gent:
- have not emerged victorious against Royal Excel Mouscron in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 20/08/2017 tells us that Royal Excel Mouscron have won 4 of these games & KAA Gent 2, with the tally of draws being 0.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 23 in all at an average of 3.83 goals per match.
The previous league match between these clubs was First Division A match day 22 on 18/01/2020 which finished with the scoreline of KAA Gent 3-1 Royal Excel Mouscron.
The match was refereed by Nicolas Laforge.
Team News: Royal Excel Mouscron
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Royal Excel Mouscron gaffer Fernando Da Cruz to be concerned about from a near full-strength group of players. Cedric Omoigui (Knee Injury) misses out.
Team News: KAA Gent
In an otherwise available group of players, there is just the sole fitness worry for the KAA Gent boss László Bölöni to be concerned with. Giorgi Chakvetadze (Ankle fracture) misses out for this game.
Here is a game where Royal Excel Mouscron will need to put in a solid display to find the net against this KAA Gent side who we think might end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
That’s why our selection here is for a narrow 0-1 winning score for KAA Gent after 90 minutes.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Royal Excel Mouscron
Stadium: Stade Le Canonnier (10,800)
Captain: Dimitri Mohamed
Chairman: Patrick Declerck
Manager: Fernando Da Cruz
Competitions: First Division A position 18