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Competition: Belgium Pro League
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 14:15 (UTC)
Venue: Stade Joseph Mariën (6000 seats)

Union Saint-Gilloise are considered as favourites to win this home match vs RFC Seraing, if the league positions are thought to provide some clues. Or could we be eyeing a possible shock?

Insights:
  • Union Saint-Gilloise have the fewest conceded goals (9) in Pro League
  • RFC Seraing have the the worst goal difference (-8) away in Pro League

There should be plenty of energy on the pitch in this game, as both sides have had time to recuperate from their last game. Let's hope both teams are ready to give it all.

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Union Saint-Gilloise form and stats

The story so far in the Pro League for Union Saint-Gilloise at their home stadium (Stade Joseph Mariën) is 3 wins, 0 draws and 2 defeats.

Saint-Gilloise enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Cercle Brugge's place. The match ended 3-0 with Dante Vanzeir (2) and Loic Lapoussin scoring. The gifted forward Deniz Undav bested all the other players in that match and received a match rating of 8.6 out of 10. Undav signed up for two assists and hit three key passes.

Preceding that match was a defeat to Antwerp (1-2).

Saint-Gilloise are believed to win this game, given a winning chance of about 70% by the bookmakers. We have checked our records for their performance in similar circumstances and found seven matches and the win/draw/lost stats: Won five, drew two and lost zero.

Saint-Gilloise have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Stade Joseph Mariën with 9 goals in 5 league matches. From these home matches, Union Saint-Gilloise have conceded only 4 goals.

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RFC Seraing form and stats

Playing away, RFC Seraing, who have the the worst goal difference (-8) away in Pro League, have won 1 game, drawn 0 and suffered 4 defeats in the Pro League this season. Seraing has lost their two previous away games and are eager to kill a negative trend in its infancy.

Georges Mikautadze (3), Youssef Maziz and Ablie Jallow scored in RFC Seraing's previous match, the home game against Zulte-Waregem that ended 5-1. As you can tell from the results above, Seraing was very dominant against Zulte-Waregem, winning the match with a scoreline that even the finest fortune teller couldn't predict. 5-1 (!) with Georges Mikautadze (3), Youssef Maziz and Ablie Jallow providing the goals. Georges Mikautadze certainly enjoyed RFC Seraing's last game versus Zulte-Waregem, appearing multiple times in the match report with three goals and the 5-1 victory. The attacker Georges Mikautadze got a match rating of 9.61 in that game. Mikautadze scored three goals, hit one key pass and dribled past the opponent 3 of 4 times.

A 0-3 defeat away at Genk before that.

We have done a similar check as we did with the hometeam, looking up recent matches where Seraing played away with similar odds. This revealed two games. The visitors overcame the odds to win zero times, zero were draws and the home team won as expected two times.

The visitors have scored 3 goals from 5 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. Seraing have conceded 11 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last six matches): Saint-Gilloise four wins, zero draws and RFC Seraing two victories. As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Union Saint-GilloiseD. Undav
D. Undav
7 goals
Saint-GilloiseD. Vanzeir
D. Vanzeir
7 goals
RFC SeraingY. Maziz
Y. Maziz
5 goals

Union Saint-Gilloise missing players

RFC Seraing missing players

Union Saint-Gilloise RFC Seraing
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
10 5 1 Played P 4 5 10
6 3 1 Won W 1 1 4
1 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
3 2 0 Lost L 3 4 6
20 9 2 Scored S 3 3 13
9 4 1 Conceded C 9 11 17
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
90% 80% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 80%
70% 60% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 100% 80% 70%
30% 20% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 20%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 20%
50% 40% 100% BTTS BTTS 50% 40% 50%
40% 40% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 10%
10% 20% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 60% 40%
 
5.4 7 11 Corners for (avg) C F 3 2.8 4.3
5.2 4.4 4 Corners against (avg) C A 7.5 6.4 5.2
1.9 1.4 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 1.4 2
1 0 0 Red cards R C 1 1 1
 
14.1 18 22 Shots (avg) S ( 8 7.8 11.8
5.6 6.8 6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.2 2.4 4.6
36% 26% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 25% 28%
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • All of RFC Seraing's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • RFC Seraing have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won away.
  • RFC Seraing have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • RFC Seraing have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • RFC Seraing have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • RFC Seraing have the the worst goal difference (-8) away in Pro League
  • RFC Seraing have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • RFC Seraing haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Union Saint-Gilloise have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Union Saint-Gilloise have scored at least twice as many goals at home as RFC Seraing have scored away.
  • Union Saint-Gilloise have the fewest conceded goals (4) at home in Pro League
  • Union Saint-Gilloise have the fewest conceded goals (9) in Pro League
  • Union Saint-Gilloise have the the best goal difference (+11) in Pro League
  • Union Saint-Gilloise have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Union Saint-Gilloise haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 AS Eupen 10 6 2 2 21 12 5 2 1 2 7 7 5 4 1 0 14 5 9 20
2 Antwerp 10 6 2 2 20 13 5 3 1 1 9 6 5 3 1 1 11 7 7 20
3 Union Saint-Gilloise 10 6 1 3 20 9 5 3 0 2 9 4 5 3 1 1 11 5 11 19
4 Club Brugge 10 5 4 1 18 13 5 2 3 0 10 6 5 3 1 1 8 7 5 19
5 Genk 10 5 2 3 21 15 5 3 1 1 12 5 5 2 1 2 9 10 6 17
6 Anderlecht 10 4 4 2 19 12 5 2 2 1 13 7 5 2 2 1 6 5 7 16
7 Mechelen 10 5 1 4 18 19 5 4 0 1 12 7 5 1 1 3 6 12 -1 16
8 Kortrijk 10 4 3 3 14 12 5 2 2 1 8 6 5 2 1 2 6 6 2 15
9 Sporting Charleroi 10 3 5 2 17 13 5 1 2 2 6 6 5 2 3 0 11 7 4 14
10 Sint-Truiden 10 4 2 4 10 12 5 1 1 3 5 9 5 3 1 1 5 3 -2 14
11 KV Oostende 10 4 2 4 14 18 5 2 1 2 6 8 5 2 1 2 8 10 -4 14
12 Standard Liege 10 4 1 5 10 17 5 1 1 3 5 9 5 3 0 2 5 8 -7 13
13 RFC Seraing 10 4 0 6 13 17 5 3 0 2 10 6 5 1 0 4 3 11 -4 12
14 Gent 10 3 2 5 16 13 5 3 1 1 14 7 5 0 1 4 2 6 3 11
15 Zulte-Waregem 10 2 3 5 15 23 5 0 2 3 7 14 5 2 1 2 8 9 -8 9
16 OH Leuven 10 1 6 3 9 17 5 1 3 1 5 7 5 0 3 2 4 10 -8 9
17 Cercle Brugge 10 2 2 6 11 16 5 0 1 4 3 9 5 2 1 2 8 7 -5 8
18 Beerschot-Wilrijk 10 0 2 8 7 22 5 0 0 5 0 9 5 0 2 3 7 13 -15 2

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.