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Sint-Truidense VV face off with visiting team KV Mechelen at Hel Van Stayen in the First Division A match on Saturday.
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Sint-Truidense VV head into this game coming off the back of a 0-0 First Division A tied result against Charleroi.
Sint-Truidense VV have really struggled up front of late. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 2 vs opposing sides over their previous 6 matches. In those meetings, De Kanaries have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 8.
Their prior results show that Sint-Truidense VV:
- haven't won against KV Mechelen in their previous 2 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 2 league games.
In their last fixture, KV Mechelen drew 2-2 in the First Division A match with Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
In that game, KV Mechelen managed 60% possession and 20 shots on goal with 8 on target. For KV Mechelen, the goals were scored by Aster Vranckx (30') and Ferdy Druijf (80'). Oud-Heverlee Leuven had 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Casper De Norre (40') and Siebe Schrijvers (70') scored for Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
KV Mechelen have attacked well in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 7 times in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Mechelen have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same games. We will find out if that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Coming into this fixture, KV Mechelen have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 19/05/2017, there has been little to separate the clubs with Sint-Truidense VV winning 3 of those games, KV Mechelen 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
A combined total of 19 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 11 from De Kanaries and 8 being from Mechelen. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was First Division A match day 7 on 26/09/2020 when it finished KV Mechelen 2-0 Sint-Truidense VV.
The referee was Nathan Verboomen.
Team News: Sint-Truidense VV
There aren’t many selection issues, with just one fitness concern for the Sint-Truidense VV manager Peter Maes to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust group. Maximiliano Caufriez (Toe Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: KV Mechelen
In an otherwise healthy group of players, there is just the one fitness issue for the KV Mechelen gaffer Wouter Vrancken to contend with. Gustav Engvall (Knee Injury) won’t be in action. Lucas Bijker cannot play in this game through suspension.
We’ve got the feeling that KV Mechelen and Sint-Truidense VV may well find themselves both scoring in what promises to be a very even battle here.
We’ll see, but this looks like it could end up all-square. We’re therefore predicting a tight encounter, finishing with a score draw at the end of the match.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Hel Van Stayen (14,600)
Captain: Steve De Ridder
Chairman: David Meekers
Manager: Peter Maes
Competitions: First Division A position 15
⭐ Key Player: Facundo Colidio
Typically used in the Striker position, Facundo Colidio was born in Rafaela, Argentina. Having played his first senior match for Sint-Truidense VV in the 2019 - 2020 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 2 league goals in the First Division A 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 27 appearances.