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KV Kortrijk are the guests at King Power at Den Dreef Stadion on Sunday for the First Division A meeting with home side Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
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Oud-Heverlee Leuven enter this fixture following on from a 2-2 First Division A draw against Antwerp.
In that game, Oud-Heverlee Leuven managed 44% possession and 22 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Oud-Heverlee Leuven, the goals were scored by Mathieu Maertens (38' Own goal), Cenk Özkaçar (55') and Levan Shengelia (76'). At the other end, Antwerp had 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Michael Frey (45') was the scorer for Antwerp.
It has been all too rare in recent games that Oud-Heverlee Leuven have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Oud-Heverlee Leuven have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 13 goals on the way. Even so, we must now wait to see whether such a trend might be sustained in this upcoming game or not.
Their past results show that Oud-Heverlee Leuven:
- have not been beaten in the league by KV Kortrijk in their previous 5 games.
- are without a win at home for the past 5 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
In their last fixture, KV Kortrijk drew 2-2 in the First Division A match with KV Mechelen.
In that game, KV Kortrijk had 45% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For KV Kortrijk, the goalscorers were Kristof D'Haene (58') and Pape Habib Guèye (76'). At the other end, KV Mechelen got 13 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Nikola Storm (14', 20') scored for KV Mechelen.
Luka Elsner's KV Kortrijk have found the back of the net a total of 8 times in the course of their previous sextet of matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during that period comes to 6.
Ahead of this clash, KV Kortrijk have left without a victory over Oud-Heverlee Leuven when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Not good.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 12/09/2015 shows us that Oud-Heverlee Leuven have won 3 of these & KV Kortrijk 2, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A combined total of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 8 from OHL and 5 coming from De Kerels. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was First Division A match day 26 on 12/02/2021 which ended up with the score at Oud-Heverlee Leuven 3-1 KV Kortrijk.
The match was refereed by Wesley Alen.
Team News: Oud-Heverlee Leuven
The Oud-Heverlee Leuven manager Marc Brys does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game owing to a completely healthy group available for selection. Sébastien Dewaest is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: KV Kortrijk
KV Kortrijk boss Luka Elsner has to currently contend with reduced team options. Ante Palaversa (Torn Muscle) and Timothy Derijck (Ankle Injury) will miss out on this game.
Our thinking is that KV Kortrijk and Oud-Heverlee Leuven should both be able to find the back of the net at least once here although it’s difficult at this stage to select a clear winner.
Looks like a high-scoring draw might be possible, as we’re expecting it to be that close. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a high-scoring affair with a 2-2 draw when the full-time whistle blows.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: King Power at Den Dreef Stadion (10,020)
Captain: Xavier Mercier
Chairman: Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
Manager: Marc Brys
Competitions: First Division A position 17
🔑 Star Player: Levan Shengelia
Normally deployed in the Right Wing position, Levan Shengelia was born in Samtredia, Georgia. After making a first senior appearance for Konyaspor in the 2019 - 2020 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 2 league goals in this First Division A 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 2 appearances.