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KV Kortrijk line up against away team Oostende at Guldensporenstadion in the First Division A fixture on Saturday.
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KV Kortrijk won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 3-2 First Division A losing effort in their last game against KV Mechelen.
In that match, KV Kortrijk managed 51% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For KV Kortrijk, the scorers were Dion De Neve (33') and Abdelkahar Kadri (57'). Mechelen got 15 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Nikola Storm (37'), Kerim Mrabti (45') and Julien Ngoy (73') scored for KV Mechelen.
It has been all too rare in recent times where KV Kortrijk have shown defensive steel. The facts show that KV Kortrijk have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 10 goals along the way. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Ahead of this clash, KV Kortrijk are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Cercle Brugge in First Division A competition, Oostende will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Oostende managed 54% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Oostende was Thierry Ambrose (66'). At the other end, Cercle Brugge had 10 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Ayase Ueda (24') and Dino Hotić (91') scored for Cercle Brugge.
In a total of 6 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Oostende, three or more goals have been hit. The overall average number of goals per match in that time is 3, with the number of goals averaged by Oostende coming out as 0.67.
Their previous form shows that Oostende:
- haven't beaten KV Kortrijk in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 9 matches in the league. Very poor, indeed.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 29/11/2020 shows that KV Kortrijk have won 4 of these and Oostende 2, with the number of draws being 0.
15 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 from De Kerels and 6 coming from De Kustboys. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The last league game featuring the two was First Division A match day 16 on 06/11/2022 when it finished Oostende 3-1 KV Kortrijk.
The referee was Wim Smet.
Team News: KV Kortrijk
Oleksiy Sych (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), David Henen (Muscle Injury) and Jonah Osabutey (Abdominal muscles injury) won’t be available for KV Kortrijk boss Bernd Storck. Kevin Vandendriessche will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Oostende
Oostende manager Dominik Thalhammer has to choose a team with limited availability. Cameron McGeehan (Ankle Injury) and Maxime D'Arpino (Meniscal Injury) will not be playing here.
In our opinion, Oostende have the firepower to put a goal past this KV Kortrijk side, but that probably shouldn’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We think that it’s going to be a very close game with a 2-1 win for KV Kortrijk after 90 minutes. Definitely a tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Guldensporenstadion (9,399)
Captain: Kristof D'Haene
Chairman: Ronny Verhelst
Manager: Bernd Storck
Competitions: First Division A position 14
⭐ Star Player: Felipe Avenatti
Regularly played in the Striker position, Felipe Avenatti was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. After having played his first senior match for Ternana in the 2013 - 2014 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 6 league goals in the Pro League 2022 - 2023 campaign so far coming from a total of 18 appearances.