Another action-packed fixture in Pro League as Waasland-Beveren welcome Kortrijk

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Competition: Belgium Pro League
Competition: Sun 11.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Freethielstadion (13200 seats)

This match features two teams living in the basement of the Pro League, Waasland-Beveren holding 18th place and Kortrijk lying 15th. A good chance for both teams to improve their position.

Insights:
  • Waasland-Beveren have the most conceded goals (65) in Pro League
  • Kortrijk is in the worst form (1-0-5)

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

Relegation threatens Waasland-Beveren who should definitely be looking for some points here. Kortrijk are struggling to avoid relegation.

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Waasland-Beveren form and stats

Waasland-Beveren's results here at Freethielstadion in the Pro League have been very modest with 3 victories, 2 draws and 11 defeats. Two defeats in a row at home hurts for Waasland-Beveren, their manager N. Hayen and the supporters. There are certain expectations for improvement.

The Waasland-Beveren crowd went home unhappy last time out, seeing their beloved players lose 2-4 to Sint-Truiden here at Freethielstadion in a Pro League match. In the game before, an away victory match versus KV Oostende with a 2-0 scoreline.

As you can tell by the result above, the goals flowed freely in the previous game and the stadium rocked. Could there be another goal fest today?

Waasland-Beveren has scored 18 league goals at home this season, in 16 matches. Waasland-Beveren are struggling defensively, conceding on average more than two goals per home game (36 from 16 played).

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Kortrijk form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Pro League travels is 5 wins, 4 draws and 7 defeats. It's looking increasingly bleak for Kortrijk who now has to deal with a four game losing streak. Anderlecht was the last time a defeat was avoided. The travelling fans think it's time that their travel expenses are covered with some points now, as Kortrijk have lost on their last two travels.

Kortrijk's previous game was their home loss versus Club Brugge (1-2). A 2-4 defeat away at Antwerp before that.

Kortrijk find the net regularly in their away games. 16 goals from 16 away fixtures in the league. As opposed to that, Kortrijk have seen the ball go into their own net 19 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Kortrijk - Waasland-Beveren 1-3, played this season. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: two - one - seven (Waasland-Beveren wins - draws - Kortrijk wins). As for goals, ten matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), zero had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Waasland-BeverenM. Frey
M. Frey
9 goals
Waasland-BeverenD. Heymans
D. Heymans
8 goals

Waasland-Beveren missing players

Kortrijk missing players

Waasland-Beveren Kortrijk
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
32 16 4 Played P 4 16 32
7 3 2 Won W 2 5 10
7 2 0 Drew D 1 4 6
18 11 2 Lost L 1 7 16
39 18 5 Scored S 4 16 39
65 36 6 Conceded C 2 19 50
97% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 75% 81% 88%
94% 94% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 69% 78%
53% 56% 25% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 44% 62%
41% 38% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 12% 25%
31% 31% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 6% 6%
66% 62% 25% BTTS BTTS 0% 44% 56%
19% 19% 50% Clean Sheets C S 75% 38% 28%
19% 19% 25% Failed to Score F T 50% 38% 28%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.1 2.4 2.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 1.9 1.8
4 4 3 Red cards R C 1 1 2
 
7.6 10.1 12 Shots (avg) S ( 4.8 8.9 9.7
3.3 4.2 5.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.2 4 4.3
37% 26% 23% Goal Efficiency G E 44% 25% 28%
Key stats in Pro League this season:
  • Kortrijk is in the worst form (1-0-5)
  • Waasland-Beveren have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Waasland-Beveren have the fewest points (11) at home in Pro League
  • Waasland-Beveren have the most conceded goals (36) at home in Pro League
  • Waasland-Beveren have the most conceded goals (65) in Pro League
  • Waasland-Beveren have the most conceded goals in the second half (36) in Pro League
  • Waasland-Beveren have the the worst goal difference (-18) at home in Pro League
  • Waasland-Beveren have the the worst goal difference (-26) in Pro League
  • Waasland-Beveren haven’t played a single 0-0 game 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 Club Brugge 32 23 4 5 68 22 16 11 1 4 30 13 16 12 3 1 38 9 46 73
2 Antwerp 32 16 6 10 51 44 16 8 4 4 27 23 16 8 2 6 24 21 7 54
3 Genk 32 15 8 9 61 45 16 8 5 3 34 20 16 7 3 6 27 25 16 53
4 Anderlecht 32 13 13 6 48 33 16 8 7 1 23 10 16 5 6 5 25 23 15 52
5 KV Oostende 32 14 7 11 46 39 16 9 4 3 32 20 16 5 3 8 14 19 7 49
6 Zulte-Waregem 32 14 4 14 49 58 16 6 2 8 21 31 16 8 2 6 28 27 -9 46
7 OH Leuven 32 12 9 11 53 54 16 8 2 6 23 21 16 4 7 5 30 33 -1 45
8 Beerschot-Wilrijk 31 13 5 13 55 58 15 6 4 5 29 26 16 7 1 8 26 32 -3 44
9 Standard Liege 32 11 11 10 45 41 16 6 7 3 23 20 16 5 4 7 22 21 4 44
10 Gent 32 12 7 13 44 40 16 7 3 6 25 21 16 5 4 7 19 19 4 43
11 Sporting Charleroi 31 11 9 11 43 40 16 5 6 5 16 13 15 6 3 6 27 27 3 42
12 Mechelen 32 11 9 12 46 51 16 4 5 7 25 28 16 7 4 5 21 23 -5 42
13 AS Eupen 32 9 13 10 41 49 16 5 6 5 24 26 16 4 7 5 17 23 -8 40
14 Sint-Truiden 32 10 8 14 41 47 16 6 3 7 20 19 16 4 5 7 21 28 -6 38
15 Kortrijk 32 10 6 16 39 50 16 5 2 9 23 31 16 5 4 7 16 19 -11 36
16 Cercle Brugge 32 10 2 20 36 50 16 5 1 10 22 26 16 5 1 10 14 24 -14 32
17 Royal Excel Mouscron 32 7 10 15 28 47 16 4 5 7 15 19 16 3 5 8 13 28 -19 31
18 Waasland-Beveren 32 7 7 18 39 65 16 3 2 11 18 36 16 4 5 7 21 29 -26 28

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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.