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Waasland-Beveren will be taking on visiting side KV Kortrijk at Freethiel Stadion in the First Division A fixture on Sunday.
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Waasland-Beveren will be hoping to bounce back here after a 2-4 First Division A defeat last time out to Sint-Truidense VV.
In that match, Waasland-Beveren had 40% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Waasland-Beveren, goals were scored by Michael Frey (2') and Louis Verstraete (78'). At the other end, Sint-Truidense VV got 19 shots on goal with 8 on target. Yuma Suzuki (32', 84') and Ilombe Mboyo (52', 75') scored for Sint-Truidense VV.
Over their preceding 6 games, Nicky Hayen's Waasland-Beveren have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 7 times - an average number of goals scored per match equal to 1.17.
Heading into this contest, Waasland-Beveren are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Club Brugge in First Division A competition, KV Kortrijk and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, KV Kortrijk had 44% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for KV Kortrijk was Zinho Gano (18'). On the other side, Club Brugge had 11 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Eduard Sobol (21') and Hans Vanaken (77') scored for Club Brugge.
Looking at their form, and KV Kortrijk have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals in all. In defence, De Kerels have some weaknesses to address. We will find out whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
Analysis of their past results shows that KV Kortrijk:
- haven't been beaten by Waasland-Beveren in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head clashes going back to 23/02/2019 shows us that Waasland-Beveren have won 2 of them & KV Kortrijk 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 0.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 27 in total at an average of 4.5 goals per meeting.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was First Division A match day 1 on 09/08/2020 which finished with the scoreline of KV Kortrijk 1-3 Waasland-Beveren.
The match was refereed by Kevin Van Damme.
Team News: Waasland-Beveren
Waasland-Beveren boss Nicky Hayen will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of before this clash thanks to a fully healthy group ready to go. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Dries Wuytens and Aleksandar Vukotic.
Team News: KV Kortrijk
Kortrijk boss Luka Elsner has not got a full squad to pick from. Kristof D'Haene (Hip Injury), Gaëtan Hendrickx (Ill) and Ante Palaversa (Knee Injury) can’t be considered. Eric Ocansey cannot play in this game through suspension.
In our opinion, Waasland-Beveren will need things to go their way to break down this KV Kortrijk team who we think will likely gain the upper hand.
We therefore fancy a hard-fought 0-1 winning margin for KV Kortrijk at the end of the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Freethiel Stadion (8,190)
Captain: Aleksandar Vukotić
Chairman: Dirk Huyck
Manager: Nicky Hayen
Competitions: First Division A position 18
🔑 Key Man: Aboubakary Koita
Usually used in the Left Wing position, Aboubakary Koita was born in Belgium. After having played his first senior match for KAA Gent in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 7 league goals in the First Division A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 25 appearances.