Kortrijk vs Royal Antwerp Prediction & Match Preview

Kortrijk vs Royal Antwerp
Belgium – Cup
Date: Thursday, 6 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45
Venue: Guldensporen Stadion (Kortrijk).

Royal Antwerp are one of the top three sides back in the Belgium First Division A and for good reason. Given that they have been a confident bunch, even on the road, it goes without saying that Kortrijk have their work cut out in this one.

Kortrijk vs Royal Antwerp Head to head (h2h)

  • Their last clash ended in a 1-1 draw.
  • Three of their previous four games have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
  • Both teams have had their names on the scoresheet together in two of their past five meetings.
  • Only one of their last five encounters have finished as a stalemate.
  • Royal Antwerp have registered the win in five of their previous fifteen matchups. (W-5, D-5, L-5)

Kortrijk vs Royal Antwerp Prediction

Kortrijk did just enough to hold Royal Antwerp to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of this matchup, that too on the road. However, to be frank, the visitors were much the better side in that clash, and would have come away with the win too, had Lamkel Ze Didier not missed from the penalty spot.

It is also worth mentioning that the guests recorded a total of nineteen shots at goal, twelve of which were on target, as opposed to their foes who managed just six.

Furthermore, the hosts have not been coping well in their recent encounters. Miserably, they have picked up the win just once in their past four fixtures in the running.

To make matters worse, Kortrijk are yet to ensure consistency at home and have admitted defeat in half of their last eight matchups here.

In sharp contrast, Royal Antwerp have been at the losing end in only one of their previous ten games across various competitions. Moreover, the visitors have looked sharp on the road as well this season.

Impressively, they have stumbled just twice in their last seven outings. As such, the tag of favorites most certainly goes to Royal Antwerp in this one.

Be that as it may, the guests have not secured the bragging rights in any of their previous five visits here.

Considering that they have shared the spoils four times already on the road in their domestic campaign, back a draw no bet just to be on the safer side.

Additionally, irrespective of the result, the hosts have been keen on finding the back of the net here. Admirably, they have racked up nine goals from their last five clashes alone.

On the other hand, Royal Antwerp have conceded a goal or more in each of their previous four outings. Taking into account that three of their last five h2h meetings here have also witnessed both teams get their names on the scoresheet, count on neither side to keep a clean sheet intact this Thursday.

Kortrijk vs Royal Antwerp Betting tips

  • Draw no bet: Royal Antwerp @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Both teams to score @ 1.66 (2/3).