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The First Division A meeting at Lotto Park on Thursday will see home side RSC Anderlecht lock horns with opponents KAA Gent.
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RSC Anderlecht will be looking for another win after a 0-1 First Division A victory vs Standard Liège.
In that match, RSC Anderlecht had 60% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for RSC Anderlecht was Lior Refaelov (12'). Standard Liège had 7 shots on goal with 1 on target.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where RSC Anderlecht haven’t conceded. In fact, RSC Anderlecht have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 9 goals in the process. With no two games being the same, we must now wait to see whether that trend shall persist here in this game.
Leading up to this clash, RSC Anderlecht:
- haven't lost in the league to KAA Gent in their previous 4 games.
- have not won against KAA Gent in their previous 5 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 home league matches.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against KV Kortrijk in First Division A competition, KAA Gent and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, KAA Gent had 66% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 3 on target. At the other end, KV Kortrijk had 7 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Faiz Selemani (9') was the scorer for KV Kortrijk.
Hein Vanhaezebrouck's KAA Gent have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 12 times in the course of their previous 6 matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during that period comes to 6.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that KAA Gent:
- are winless against RSC Anderlecht in away games against them for the last 6 league matches. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are undefeated by RSC Anderlecht when they've played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 3 league games.
Head to head
Draws have become a regular occurrence between the two sides. In their head to head clashes stretching back to 21/04/2019, fans have seen 5 of these. That’s a very high 83% of games being drawn.
A sum of 13 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them for Paars-wit and 7 coming from De Buffalo's . The average number of goals per game works out to 2.17.
The previous league clash between the two was First Division A match day 23 on 31/01/2021 when it finished RSC Anderlecht 0-0 KAA Gent.
The referee was Erik Lambrechts.
Team News: RSC Anderlecht
There is just a single fitness concern for the RSC Anderlecht manager Vincent Kompany to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Hannes Delcroix (Knee Surgery) is sidelined.
Team News: KAA Gent
Owing to a completely healthy group to pick from, the KAA Gent boss Hein Vanhaezebrouck does not have any fitness worries whatsoever before this game.
We’re thinking that KAA Gent have the ability to breach the defence of this RSC Anderlecht lineup, although it might not quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re tipping a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for RSC Anderlecht when all is said and done. Let’s just see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Lotto Park (22,500)
Captain: Hendrik Van Crombrugge
Chairman: Wouter Vandenhaute
Manager: Vincent Kompany
Competitions: First Division A position 8, Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
⭐ Star Man: Joshua Zirkzee
Mostly deployed in the Striker position, Joshua Zirkzee was born in Schiedam, Netherlands. Having made his senior debut playing for Bayern Munich II in the 2019 - 2020 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 3 league goals in this First Division A 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 5 appearances.