Royal Antwerp vs Kortrijk: Preview and Predictions

Royal Antwerp vs Kortrijk
First Division A
Date: 22nd September 2017
Kick off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Bosuilstadion

The 8th round of Belgian First Division A brings us a duel between Royal Antwerp and Kortrijk at Bosuilstadion.

Royal Antwerp

With 12 points, they are currently sitting at the 6th place in the league table. They have 3 wins, 3 draws, and 1 loss. In the previous round, they visited Lokeren and the match ended with a 1-1 draw, just like their match prior to that. Owusu, their top scorer, scored the goal for the lead, but Lokeren managed to tie, so both of them ended with a point. They’ve failed to score only in the season opening match.

They are coming from a win against Lierse in the Cup. They played at home and won with a score of 2-0.

Kortrijk

The previous round brought them their third consecutive draw in the season. They hosted Anderlecht and the match ended with a 2-2 draw. Ajagun and Chevalier, their top scorer, scored the two goals for Kortrijk. Aside from the three draws, they have two wins and two losses. With 9 points, they are currently sitting at the 8th place in the league table. They too failed to score only in the season opening match.

Like their upcoming hosts, they are coming from a win in the Cup. They hosted RES Durbuy and won with a score of 5-3.

Royal Antwerp vs Kortrijk: Head to head

Aside from the two club-friendly games in 2015 and 2016 (both times Kortrijk won away with a narrow 0-1), they haven’t met since 2011. Their duels least often ended with a draw – only twice. In general, they are rather tied. Kortrijk have a slight advantage with 7 wins, while Royal Antwerp have 6.

Royal Antwerp vs Kortrijk: Prediction

Based on everything above, we believe there will be goals on both sides of the pitch. Since they seem to be in a similar shape, we can count on the benefits of the home turf and say that the hosts will be able to come out as winners from this match.

Royal Antwerp vs Kortrijk: Bets

Royal Antwerp to win @ 2.04 – Unibet

Both teams to score ‘YES’ @ 1.70 – Pinnacle

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