Club - KV Kortrijk: Club Facts

Following the interland break, it's a serie of ten matches for Club until the winter break now. We start off with a home match against KV Kortrijk. Here's what you need to know.

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It's the 63th league match between Club and Kortrijk. Club hasn't been beaten once in the previous 31 home fixtures, winning 24 times (last time 3-0 on 02/11/2019) and drawing seven (last time 0-0 on 26/12/2012). Club won the previous eight home matches against KVK scoring an average of three. Club has also been undefeated against Kortrijk in the last seven confrontations (5 wins, 2 draws).

The opponent

KV Kortrijk picked up eleven points out of six games on the road. Only Club Brugge did better away (13 points). Kortrijk won away gainst AA Gent (1-2), Cercle Brugge (0-1) and KV Mechelen), drew level against STVV (0-0) and Zulte Waregem (1-1) and only lost against Standard de Liège (2-1).

On the previous fixture KVK and Beerschot shared the spoils following a sensational ten-goal match. Sainsbury netted the equaliser for Kortrijk in the 94th minute.

 

This summer a number of players left Kortrijk, but the red and white welcomed six new ones: goalkeeper Marko Ilic (FK Vozdovac), defender Trent Sainsbury (Maccabi Haifi), midfielders Michiel Jonckheere (KV Oostende) and Sambou Sissoko (Djoliba AC), and attackers Mohamed Badamosi (FUS Rabat) and Luqman Hakim (FA Selangor).

 

Ilombe Mboyo is the man to keep a close eye on at Kortrijk. He contributed to ten goals, scoring 7 and assisting 3. Only Raphael Holzhauser (17) and Xavier Mercier (12) have been directly envolved more than Mboyo. With an average age of 27,73 years old, KVK has the third oldest starting line-up in the first division behind Charleroi (28,38) and R. Antwerp (28,34).

KV Kortrijk misses six players for the match against Club. Selemani, Badamosi, Hakim, Lepoint and D'Haene are out with an injury, Makarenko tested positive for COVID-19. 

Facts & Figures

With Rits' first goal of the season against Oostende, Club has now eleven different goal scorers, more than any other club in the Jupiler Pro League.

Krépin Diatta is Club's top striker with six goals. Hans Vanaken and Ruud Vormer are the assist kings with 5 key passes.

Since Vanaken joined Club in 2015 (Vormer joined in 2014), Vormer and Vanaken have been on the pitch together in 235 of 268 official games.

Clinton Mata travelled with the ball for 2.710 meters this season, the most of any other player in the Jupiler Pro League.

Hans Vanaken can play his 260th official game for Club, Charles De Ketelaere his 40th and his 25th league match.

Brandon Mechele can play his 180th league match for the blue and black. 

For Philippe Clement it'll be his 425th official match for Club: 359 as a player, his 65th as a coach.

Referee

Lothar D'Hondt has been appointed referee for this derby. It'll be his 5th official game with Club as one of the two teams. Only once has he refereed a game at home, which was won by Club. D'Hondt officiated six games for KVK so far, two away. Those two away games were won by Kortrijk. It's the first time the 26-year-old will whistle a game between between Club and KV Kortrijk.

Other fixtures

sa 21/11 16:15 R. Standard de Liège - KAS Eupen
sa 21/11 18:30 KV Oostende - R. Antwerp FC
sa 21/11 18:30 KV RS Waasland-SK Beveren - Cercle Brugge KSV
su 22/11 13:30 K. Beerschot VA - RSC Anderlecht
su 22/11 16:00 SV Zulte Waregem - YR KV Mechelen
su 22/11 18:15 Sp. du Pays de Charleroi - KAA Gent
su 22/11 20:45 KRC Genk - R. Excel Mouscron
mo 23/11 20:45 Oud-Heverlee Leuven - K. Sint-Truidense VV 

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