Evenly matched teams: Sint-Truiden vs AS Eupen match preview

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Competition: Belgium Pro League
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 19:45 (UTC)
Venue: Stayen

Sint-Truiden are welcoming AS Eupen for another important game after their 0-0 result against 2nd-placed Antwerp.

Insights:
  • Sint-Truiden has the fewest points from losing position (2) in Pro League
  • AS Eupen is in the worst form (0-3-3)

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

AS Eupen play their home games on grass, while this game is played on artifical turf. Recent stats for AS Eupen when playing on artifical turf are 0 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats from three matches. They have scored 5 goals and conceded 11 times in these games.

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Sint-Truiden form and stats

Sint-Truiden have collected 18 points from their Pro League home games so far after 5-3-6.

The home team returns to Stayen after being equal after 90 minutes with Antwerp (placed 2nd) on their last time out; the Pro League game ended 0-0. Before that game, the home loss against Zulte-Waregem with the scoreline 1-2.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Sint-Truiden have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found five matches with the results: Won three, drawn one and lost one.

The Sint-Truiden fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 18 in 14 matches. On the other hand, Sint-Truiden have conceded 16 goals.

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AS Eupen form and stats

Playing away, AS Eupen have won 3 games, drawn 7 and suffered 4 defeats in the Pro League this season.

There were no winners in Eupen's previous match, a Pro League home game that ended 1-1 vs KV Oostende (placed 4th). It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Waasland-Beveren wasn't a success with a 0-1 loss.

As mentioned above, Eupen drew the match against KV Oostende. Manager B. San José Gil brought on Amara Baby to rescue the draw from a losing position and it worked.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Eupen playing away and similar expectations, we found seven relevant matches. Results were three AS Eupen wins, two draws and two defeats.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Gent in just three days.

Eupen have scored 14 goals on their travels this season, from 14 away games in the league. Eupen struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 21 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

The teams have played each other before this season, with the result AS Eupen - Sint-Truiden 1-1 entered in the official records. Last ten meetings between the teams: Sint-Truiden won four, AS Eupen won one and five draws. seven games with over 2,5 goals, three matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Sint-TruidenY. Suzuki
Y. Suzuki
14 goals
AS EupenS. Prevljak
S. Prevljak
12 goals
Sint-TruidenD. Nazon
D. Nazon
6 goals

Sint-Truiden missing players

AS Eupen missing players

Sint-Truiden AS Eupen
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
28 14 4 Played P 4 14 28
8 5 1 Won W 2 3 7
7 3 2 Drew D 1 7 12
13 6 1 Lost L 1 4 9
35 18 4 Scored S 4 14 33
42 16 3 Conceded C 2 21 44
89% 86% 75% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 93% 96%
82% 79% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 79% 89%
54% 57% 25% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 50% 50%
25% 14% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 29% 32%
11% 7% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 7%
57% 57% 25% BTTS BTTS 25% 50% 64%
29% 36% 50% Clean Sheets C S 50% 21% 14%
25% 21% 50% Failed to Score F T 50% 36% 25%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.2 2.1 3.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.4 2.1
7 5 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
7.4 7.9 10.2 Shots (avg) S ( 4.2 8.6 8.4
3.2 3.7 5.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.8 3.9 3.6
39% 35% 19% Goal Efficiency G E 36% 26% 33%
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • AS Eupen is in the worst form (0-3-3)
  • Sint-Truiden has the fewest points from losing position (2) in Pro League
  • Sint-Truiden have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Club Brugge 26 19 3 4 55 18 13 9 1 3 24 11 13 10 2 1 31 7 37 60
2 Antwerp 28 14 6 8 44 36 14 7 4 3 22 17 14 7 2 5 22 19 8 48
3 Genk 28 12 7 9 52 40 14 7 4 3 30 18 14 5 3 6 22 22 12 43
4 KV Oostende 28 12 7 9 43 36 14 8 4 2 30 18 14 4 3 7 13 18 7 43
5 Anderlecht 28 10 12 6 36 29 14 7 6 1 18 8 14 3 6 5 18 21 7 42
6 Beerschot-Wilrijk 28 12 4 12 50 53 14 6 3 5 27 24 14 6 1 7 23 29 -3 40
7 Zulte-Waregem 28 12 4 12 44 49 15 5 2 8 19 30 13 7 2 4 25 19 -5 40
8 OH Leuven 27 11 7 9 44 43 14 7 2 5 19 18 13 4 5 4 25 25 1 40
9 Mechelen 28 11 7 10 42 44 15 4 4 7 23 26 13 7 3 3 19 18 -2 40
10 Standard Liège 28 10 10 8 40 34 14 5 7 2 20 16 14 5 3 6 20 18 6 40
11 Sporting Charleroi 27 11 6 10 40 36 12 5 3 4 13 9 15 6 3 6 27 27 4 39
12 Gent 28 10 7 11 41 34 13 5 3 5 23 17 15 5 4 6 18 17 7 37
13 Kortrijk 28 10 6 12 35 40 14 5 2 7 21 27 14 5 4 5 14 13 -5 36
14 AS Eupen 28 7 12 9 33 44 14 4 5 5 19 23 14 3 7 4 14 21 -11 33
15 Sint-Truiden 28 8 7 13 35 42 14 5 3 6 18 16 14 3 4 7 17 26 -7 31
16 Cercle Brugge 28 8 2 18 32 46 14 3 1 10 18 25 14 5 1 8 14 21 -14 26
17 Royal Excel Mouscron 28 6 8 14 24 43 14 3 5 6 14 18 14 3 3 8 10 25 -19 26
18 Waasland-Beveren 28 6 7 15 34 57 14 3 2 9 15 30 14 3 5 6 19 27 -23 25

Read more about Pro League

The First Division A is the top league of the football pyramid in Belgium, founded in 1895. It was earlier known as the Belgian Pro League. The season runs from July to May with 16 teams each playing 30 fixtures. The top six in the league table then play a championship playoff, the bottom team is relegated and places #7 to #15 have a Europa League playoff.