Kortrijk and Antwerp meet in Guldensporenstadion, in a match for matchday 7 of First Division A. The history of head-to-head matches played at this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 3 and lost 2. But the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium, on 07‑03‑2020, for First Division A, Antwerp won by (0‑1). L. Refaelov (84 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
The home team is currently in 6th position, with 10 points won, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Excel Mouscron by (3‑0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Standard Liège by (2‑1). This is a team that curiously has been stronger as visitors than in their home games, since in the last 30 games they have registered 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses as a visitor; against 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in his stadium. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Kortrijk won 2, tied 2 and lost 6. Their attack has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition.
Kortrijk are growing and have a good start to the competition, they have managed to maintain regularity and little oscillation. In addition, he has managed to maintain a balance between defense and attack. However, it comes from a negative result and now acting in his domains he should propose the game in search of 3 more points. Team Commander Yves Vanderhaeghe will take the field with the best of his squad.
After 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses, the visiting team is currently in 10th position, with 8 points won. In their last match, they tied AS Eupen at home by (2‑2), after having won away in the previous match, in a match against Sint ‑ Truiden, by (2‑3). This is a team that curiously has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 5 wins, 8 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 away matches Antwerp has recorded 6 wins and 4 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 5 of the last 6 matches, so it has not presented great defensive strength, but its attack has scored regularly, since it has scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition. In the last 5 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 6 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Antwerp have not yet started the championship they would like. He has suffered a bit with the oscillations in his games that have been insufficient, which has prevented the team from evolving further. However, it is a qualified team and must prevail offensively even acting outside its domain, aiming for 3 points. Especially since it is about positive results and that increases the confidence of the team. Coach Ivan Leko will take the field with the best of his team.