Eupen vs Kortrijk
Belgium – First Division A
Date: Saturday, 21 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Kehrwegstadion (Eupen).
Eupen have stumbled just once in their last four games at home. With Kortrijk sporting one of the worst away records in the cluster as well, it looks likes the visitors have their work cut out for them come Saturday.
Eupen vs Kortrijk Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter ended in a 2-1 win for Kortrijk.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their last five games.
- Only one of their past five fixtures have ended as a tie.
- There have been over 2.5 goals on the final scoreboards in seven of their previous ten matches.
- Kortrijk have registered the win thrice in their last ten clashes. (W-3, D-2, L-5)
Eupen vs Kortrijk Prediction
Eupen made a swift return to losing ways last week after Royal Antwerp edged past them on the road with a narrow 1-0 scoreline. Despite picking up a win prior to that latter matchup, the hosts failed to show any signs of conviction throughout the ninety minutes.
With just one win from their last five fixtures in the league, the home side are sitting twelfth on the ladder, sporting a three-point cushion over Kortrijk.
On the other hand, the visiting contingent will be making the trip Kehrwegstadion following a 1-0 win over St Gilloise in the Belgium Cup. Be that as it may, the guests have not been faring well in their recent first division clashes.
Their previous matchup at home saw them at the losing end of a 2-1 scorecard against Mouscron. While on the road, KV Mechelen managed to hold them to a 1-1 draw.
It is also worth mentioning that the visitors have not tasted success in the top flight since their 2-0 win over Zulte Waregem, back in October. In sharp contrast, Eupen have been a promising bunch on home soil.
They have salvaged a point at the least in three of their past four games here. As such, with home advantage at hand, Eupen are the favorites to secure the bragging rights in this one.
However, the visitors have been adamant in their last two outings on the trot, and have bagged a share of the spoils in both. Given that Eupen have also been held to a draw thrice on home soil already, it will be safer to back a double chance this weekend.
Furthermore, disappointingly, Kortrijk’s frontline have failed to find the back of the net in three of their last five outings. They have also scored just seven goals on the road this term, which is just one more than the lowest tally.
Meanwhile, the hosts have looked organized in the defensive third. They have kept a clean sheet in three of their past four fixtures here.
In addition, seven of the previous eight matchups here this season have also been low scoring affairs. Hence, count on no more than a goal or two at the most when the two sides lock horns.
Eupen vs Kortrijk Betting tips
Double chance: Eupen or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).