Lierse Kempenzonen v Union Saint-Gilloise preview: Visitors can prove cut above

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Competition: Belgium First Division B
Competition: Sun 18.October
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Herman Vanderpoortenstadion (14538 seats)

Lierse Kempenzonen will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 4 points behind Union Saint-Gilloise.

Lierse Kempenzonen and Union Saint-Gilloise should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Lierse Kempenzonen form and stats

Lierse Kempenzonen must be fairly happy with 6 points from their first three First Division B games here at Herman Vanderpoortenstadion.

Kempenzonen are hoping to put things right at home after a defeat in their previous match, the score 1-2 away versus Deinze. Preceding that match was the home game against RFC Seraing that was lost 2-5.

Goals are plentiful at Herman Vanderpoortenstadion in the league this season as Lierse Kempenzonen has scored 8 goals here in 3 home games. Defensively there's plenty of potential for improvement as Kempenzonen have allowed the opposition to score 8 goals here at Herman Vanderpoortenstadion.

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Union Saint-Gilloise form and stats

Things could have gone better for Union Saint-Gilloise in their First Division B away matches, but 4 points from 3 games is all right.

Saint-Gilloise are travelling after their nice 4-0 home win in the Belgian Cup against Heist. Before that, Saint-Gilloise secured a home win against Lommel United with the score 4-2.

As mentioned above, Saint-Gilloise was the only team on the pitch versus Heist in their previous game, winning 4-0. This could be a tougher task.

The visiting Saint-Gilloise have scored more than one goal per away game in the league so far. The grand total is 4 goals from 3 games. Union Saint-Gilloise have conceded 4 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Top Goalscorers

Lierse KempenzonenA. Allach
A. Allach
3 goals
Union Saint-GilloiseD. Vanzeir
D. Vanzeir
3 goals
Lierse KempenzonenJ. Gilis
J. Gilis
2 goals

Lierse Kempenzonen missing players

Union Saint-Gilloise missing players

Lierse Kempenzonen Union Saint-Gilloise
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
6 3 1 Played P 1 3 6
2 2 0 Won W 1 1 3
1 0 0 Drew D 0 1 2
3 1 1 Lost L 0 1 1
11 8 2 Scored S 2 4 11
13 8 5 Conceded C 0 4 8
83% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 83%
83% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 83%
83% 100% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 33% 50%
50% 67% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 33% 50%
50% 67% 100% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 33%
83% 100% 100% BTTS BTTS 0% 67% 67%
17% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 100% 33% 33%
17% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 17%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.5 2.7 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.3 2.3
0 0 0 Red cards R C 1 1 1
 
50 30 4 Total Shots T S 10 41 77
25 12 1 Shots on Target S O 6 22 37
44% 67% 200% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 18% 30%
Key stats in First Division B this season:
  • All of Lierse Kempenzonen's home-matches have had more than 2,5 goals.
  • All of Union Saint-Gilloise's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Lierse Kempenzonen has the most conceded goals in the first half (8) in First Division B
  • Union Saint-Gilloise have scored in all their away matches so far.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 RFC Seraing 6 4 0 2 21 13 3 2 0 1 9 5 3 2 0 1 12 8 8 12
2 Union Saint-Gilloise 6 3 2 1 11 8 3 2 1 0 7 4 3 1 1 1 4 4 3 11
3 Deinze 6 3 1 2 8 8 3 2 0 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 10
4 Lommel United 7 2 2 3 13 16 4 1 1 2 8 10 3 1 1 1 5 6 -3 8
5 Lierse Kempenzonen 6 2 1 3 11 13 3 2 0 1 8 8 3 0 1 2 3 5 -2 7
6 Westerlo 4 1 3 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 3 1 2 6
7 RWDM 5 2 0 3 7 7 3 2 0 1 5 2 2 0 0 2 2 5 0 6
8 Club Brugge II 6 0 3 3 6 14 3 0 3 0 4 4 3 0 0 3 2 10 -8 3

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.