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KVC Westerlo arrive at Het Joseph Marienstadion on Saturday for the First Division A fixture with home side Union Saint-Gilloise.
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Union Saint-Gilloise will be wanting a better result here following a 2-1 Belgian Cup losing effort in their last game against Club Brugge.
The only name on the scoresheet from Union Saint-Gilloise was Koki Machida (90'). Andreas Skov Olsen (10') and Ferrán Jutglà (46') scored for Club Brugge.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Union Saint-Gilloise have shown defensive steel. In fact, Union Saint-Gilloise have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 7 goals in the process. While that may be of interest, we will just have to wait and see if that trend might continue on here in this match or not.
Ahead of this meeting, Union Saint-Gilloise have not been beaten in their last 8 league matches at home. A very good run at home.
After being beaten in their last game against Oud-Heverlee Leuven in First Division A action, KVC Westerlo and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Showing their predisposition for action-packed encounters, goals have been seen as many as 23 times in the prior six matches in which KVC Westerlo have taken to the pitch, yielding an average of 3.83 goals for each fixture. Their opponents have hit 12 of this grand total.
Head to head
The previous league clash between the two was First Division A match day 12 on 29/10/2023 and the score finished KVC Westerlo 1-3 Union Saint-Gilloise.
On that occasion, KVC Westerlo managed 47% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Erdon Daci (11').
For their opponents, Union Saint-Gilloise had 22 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Loïc Lapoussin (33'), Dennis Eckert Ayensa (56') and Mohamed El Amine Amoura (88') scored.
The referee was Wim Smet.
Team News: Union Saint-Gilloise
Looking at personnel, there is just one fitness concern for the Union Saint-Gilloise boss Alexander Blessin to be concerned with due to a largely intact set of players. Fedde Leysen (Shoulder injury) will miss out.
It’s our opinion that Les Unionistes will probably line up in a 3-5-2 formation for the game, beginning the first half with Anthony Moris, Kevin Mac Allister, Christian Burgess, Ross Sykes, Alessio Castro, Noah Sadiki, Mohamed Amoura, Charles Vanhoutte, Loïc Lapoussin, Gustaf Nilsson and Cameron Puertas.
Team News: KVC Westerlo
KVC Westerlo boss Rik De Mil has not got a full squad to pick from. Kyan Vaesen (Hairline crack in foot) and Lucas Stassin (Broken fibula) are those who can’t be considered.
It’s our belief that De Kempeneers might elect for a 4-2-3-1 system, going with Sinan Bolat, Ravil Tagir, Roman Neustädter, Emin Bayram, A. Sayyadmanesh, Serhiy Sydorchuk, Arthur Piedfort, Griffin Yow, Matija Frigan, T. Van Den and Romeo Vermant.
It’s pretty clear that KVC Westerlo will do really well to find the back of the net against a Union Saint-Gilloise team who look likely to get the goals that they need to set up a big win here.
We are anticipating a convincing 3-0 margin for Union Saint-Gilloise when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Het Joseph Marienstadion (9,400)
Captain: Anthony Moris
Chairman: Alex Muzio
Manager: Alexander Blessin
Competitions: First Division A position 1, Belgian Cup (Semi-finals), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Man: Gustaf Nilsson
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Gustaf Nilsson was born in Sweden. After making a first senior appearance for Falkenbergs FF in the 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 10 league goals in this Pro League 2023 - 2024 season so far coming from a total of 20 appearances.