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KV Mechelen host visitors KV Kortrijk at AFAS-Stadion in the First Division A fixture on Saturday.
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KV Mechelen will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 2-0 First Division A loss in their previous game against Standard Liège.
In that game, KV Mechelen managed 58% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Standard Liège had 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. Konstantinos Laifis (45') and Noah Ohio (85') scored for Standard Liège.
Under three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where KV Mechelen have been involved. Breaking down the goal attribution from this period, their opponents scored a total of 6 while KV Mechelen totted up 5. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward here, however.
Analysis of their past results shows that KV Mechelen:
- are unbeaten in the league by KV Kortrijk in their last 4 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 league matches at home.
KV Kortrijk will go into this encounter after a 3-2 First Division A win with the defeat of Seraing in their most recent match.
In that game, KV Kortrijk managed 61% possession and 21 shots on goal with 7 on target. For KV Kortrijk, goals were scored by Felipe Avenatti (9'), Billal Messaoudi (23') and Faiz Selemani (63'). RFC Seraing got 12 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Vagner Dias (18', 60') was the scorer for Seraing.
Looking at their form, and KV Kortrijk have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 8 goals in total. At the back, KV Kortrijk have some weaknesses to address.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 17/10/2020 tells us that KV Mechelen have won 4 of them & KV Kortrijk 1, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 overall at an average of 3.83 goals per meeting.
Team News: KV Mechelen
Lucas Bijker (Calf Injury), Rayane Falchou (Surgery) and Jordi Vanlerberghe (Heart Condition) are unavailable for KV Mechelen gaffer Steven Defour.
Team News: KV Kortrijk
KV Kortrijk manager Bernd Storck has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Jonah Osabutey (Abdominal muscles injury), Oleksiy Sych (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) and David Henen (Muscle Injury) will miss out on this game. Kevin Vandendriessche cannot play in this game through suspension.
In our opinion, KV Kortrijk will have to play well to register a score against this KV Mechelen team who will likely score at least once to put them ahead.
That’s why our selection here is for a good tussle with a 1-0 winning score for KV Mechelen at the end of this one.
Hoping for a good game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AFAS-Stadion (16,672)
Captain: Rob Schoofs
Chairman: Frank Lagast
Manager: Steven Defour
Competitions: First Division A position 13, Belgian Cup (Semi-finals)
🔑 Key Player: Geoffry Hairemans
Mostly taking up the Centre Midfield position, Geoffry Hairemans was born in Wilrijk, Belgium. After having made a senior debut playing for De Graafschap in the 2009 - 2010 season, the talented Midfielder has struck 4 league goals in the Pro League 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in 19 appearances.