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The First Division A tie at Hel Van Stayen on Saturday sees hosts Sint-Truidense VV welcome opponents KV Kortrijk.
Our Sint-Truidense VV v KV Kortrijk predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Sint-Truidense VV will be hoping for a better result following a 2-0 First Division A defeat last time out to KV Mechelen.
Aster Vranckx (60', 64') scored for KV Mechelen.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Sint-Truidense VV haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that De Kanaries have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 12 goals in the process.
Coming into this fixture, Sint-Truidense VV are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
After a loss in their previous game against Antwerp in First Division A competition, KV Kortrijk and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
For KV Kortrijk, the scorers were Ilombe Mboyo (3') and Trent Sainsbury (63' Own goal). Lior Refaelov (82') and Dieumerci Mbokani (92') scored for Antwerp.
Throughout their 6 most recent matches, Yves Vanderhaeghe's KV Kortrijk have fired home 8 times, yielding them a goals per game average of 1.33.
Coming into this meeting, KV Kortrijk have left without a victory over Sint-Truidense VV when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head meetings going back to 18/11/2017 shows us that Sint-Truidense VV have won 1 of them & KV Kortrijk 4, with the number of drawn results being 1.
A sum of 17 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 5 for De Kanaries and 12 coming from De Kerels. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The last league match between the two was First Division A match day 22 on 18/01/2020 when it finished Sint-Truidense VV 2-0 KV Kortrijk.
The referee was Wesli De Cremer.
Team News: Sint-Truidense VV
Steve De Ridder (Collarbone fracture) and Stan Van Dessel (Knee Injury) won’t be playing for STVV boss Kevin Muscat.
We are thinking that De Kanaries will possibly employ a 4-3-3 system in the match, beginning the first half with Kenny Steppe, Liberato Cacace, Jonathan Buatu Mananga, Samy Mmaee, Ibrahima Sankhon, Chris Durkin, Santiago Colombatto, Mory Konaté, Yuma Suzuki, Facundo Colidio and Seung-Woo Lee.
Team News: KV Kortrijk
Due to a completely healthy group to choose from, KV Kortrijk manager Yves Vanderhaeghe does not have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this match.
We are inclined to think that De Kerels could decide to make use of a 4-3-3 system by sending out Adam Jakubech, Petar Golubovic, Trent Sainsbury, Timothy Derijck, Kristof D'Haene, Hannes van der Bruggen, Evgen Makarenko, Julien de Sart, Ilombe Mboyo, Faiz Selemanie and Eric Ocansey.
We’re thinking that KV Kortrijk and Sint-Truidense VV may both struggle to make a breakthrough here.
We’ll have to see, but a draw might be on the cards. That is why we are leaning toward a very competitive game with a 0-0 score when the referee blows the final whistle.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hel Van Stayen (14,600)
Captain: Steve De Ridder
Chairman: David Meekers
Manager: Kevin Muscat
Competitions: First Division A position 16
🔑 Star Man: Yuma Suzuki
Normally played in the Striker position, Yuma Suzuki was born in Japan. After having made a senior debut playing for Kashima Antlers in the 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 7 appearances.