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Competition: Belgium First Division B
Competition: Fri 26.November
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Yvan Georges (3765 seats)

A cursory look at the First Division B standings suggest an edge to Waasland-Beveren when they visit Excelsior Virton. Even so; let's play the game before we hand out the points!

Insights:
  • Excelsior Virton have the fewest scored goals (12) in First Division B
  • Waasland-Beveren have the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in First Division B

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Excelsior Virton form and stats

2 victories, 1 draw and 3 defeats. That’s what Excelsior Virton have to build on here at Stade Yvan Georges in the First Division B. We have seen two home losses in a row now for Excelsior, who are hoping that the phrase “third time lucky” applies to them.

The Excelsior Virton fans got no joy from their last match, a First Division B game also here at Stade Yvan Georges: A 0-2 defeat against RWDM (placed 5th).

A strong away win before that one, visiting Lommel United and winning 3-1.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Excelsior here at Stade Yvan Georges in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (5 from 6 games). Excelsior Virton have conceded 9 from these games.

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Waasland-Beveren form and stats

The visitors are W3-D2-L1 on the road this term. That's in the First Division B. Visiting Waasland-Beveren has seen their last two away games both end with a tied score and one point each.

Waasland-Beveren's previous game was their home loss versus Royal Excel Mouscron (0-2).

Ahead of that match was the away draw versus Westerlo that ended 1-1.

With an average of more than two away goals per league game away, Waasland-Beveren are regular goalscorers on their travels. Waasland-Beveren have conceded 6 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Waasland-Beveren - Excelsior Virton 4-3 was the outcome when this pair of participants last met, also in this season. Head-to-head statistics (for the former nine meetings): Excelsior won two games, three matches ended with a tie and Waasland-Beveren managed four wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: four / five

Top Goalscorers

Waasland-BeverenD. Maderner
D. Maderner
6 goals
Excelsior VirtonS. Anne
S. Anne
4 goals
ExcelsiorA. Allach
A. Allach
3 goals

Excelsior Virton missing players

Waasland-Beveren missing players

Excelsior Virton Waasland-Beveren
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
12 6 1 Played P 2 6 12
3 2 0 Won W 2 3 5
3 1 0 Drew D 0 2 2
6 3 1 Lost L 0 1 5
12 5 0 Scored S 7 12 19
19 9 2 Conceded C 2 6 19
92% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 83% 92%
92% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 83% 92%
33% 33% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 67% 58%
17% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 100% 50% 42%
8% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 17% 17%
50% 50% 0% BTTS BTTS 50% 67% 58%
8% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 33% 17%
50% 50% 100% Failed to Score F T 0% 17% 33%
 
3.5 3 1 Corners for (avg) C F 4.5 4.3 6.1
5.8 5.2 5 Corners against (avg) C A 3 4 4.4
3 3 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.5 3 2.8
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
8.9 9.2 6 Shots (avg) S ( 13 9.7 10
3.5 3.3 2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 8 4.7 4
29% 25% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 44% 43% 40%
 
13 12 12 Shots against (avg) S A 6 11 10.7
5.3 5 6 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3 4.8 4.5
Key stats in First Division B this season:
  • All of Excelsior Virton's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Excelsior Virton have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their home matches.
  • Excelsior Virton have the fewest matches over the total-line (2) in First Division B
  • Excelsior Virton have the fewest points from losing position (1) in First Division B
  • Excelsior Virton have the fewest scored goals (12) in First Division B
  • Excelsior Virton have the fewest scored goals in the second half (4) in First Division B
  • Excelsior Virton have the most matches under the total-line (8) in First Division B
  • Excelsior Virton haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Waasland-Beveren have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Waasland-Beveren have scored at least twice as many goals away as Excelsior Virton have scored home.
  • Waasland-Beveren have the fewest dropped points from leading position (0) in First Division B
  • Waasland-Beveren have won significantly less corners away then at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Westerlo 12 8 3 1 24 10 6 3 3 0 10 5 6 5 0 1 14 5 14 27
2 Waasland-Beveren 12 5 2 5 19 19 6 2 0 4 7 13 6 3 2 1 12 6 0 17
3 Deinze 12 3 7 2 19 17 6 2 3 1 10 8 6 1 4 1 9 9 2 16
4 Lierse Kempenzonen 12 4 4 4 24 24 6 3 2 1 13 11 6 1 2 3 11 13 0 16
5 RWDM 12 4 4 4 18 19 6 1 2 3 9 11 6 3 2 1 9 8 -1 16
6 Lommel United 12 4 2 6 21 22 6 2 1 3 13 12 6 2 1 3 8 10 -1 14
7 Royal Excel Mouscron 12 3 3 6 13 20 6 1 2 3 5 9 6 2 1 3 8 11 -7 12
8 Excelsior Virton 12 3 3 6 12 19 6 2 1 3 5 9 6 1 2 3 7 10 -7 12

Read more about First Division B

The First Division B is the second highest league in Belgian football. It replaced the Belgian Second Division in 2016. It has eight teams playing a league in two stages, “opening” and “closing”. Each stage has each team playing 14 fixtures and the winner of each qualify for promotion play-offs.