In the qualifying Group B for the Europa League in Belgium, Royale Union Saint-Gilloise is in second place and receives the leader KV Kortrijk. A top game so, but it is still not much in the encounter. The Flemish guests will definitely move into the semi-finals, as the second division does not have a European license. Even if he made up four points in the final two games of the match, Kortrijk would be qualified. Otherwise, the red-whites can not be overtaken by the remaining starters for some time. After all, they show a proud record of seven wins and only one defeat.
Saint-Gilloise vs Kortrijk Today’s Betting Prediction
From a playful point of view, however, the representative from the Proximus League can keep up: the kickers from the Brussels district of Saint-Gilles have also lost just once and beat their opponents around four weeks ago. Especially at home Saint-Gilloise is also very strong, as it is the only team in the group still has no home problems. To expect is a fairly relaxed duel on equal terms, in which especially goals should be given in view of the stable offensive ranks of the clubs. At Saint-Gilloise Vs. Kortrijk’s tip is therefore that both teams to score and at least three goals are scored. A constellation that has so far been observed in all four home games by the Brussels as well as in three of four guest appearances of the Flemings.
Of course, Saint-Gilloise is a small number in Brussels compared to RSC Anderlecht or formerly the former White Stars. But now the club is swinging into higher and higher spheres. After the financial demise of the Molenbeek White Stars, Union has at least risen to No. 2 in the city and Proximus League results are improving year by year. The long evasion phase to the unloved national stadium King Baudouin, due to extensive construction work on the local Stade Joseph Marien, is now a thing of the past. After the end of this year’s regular season in the Proximus League, the third place jumped out, which Saint-Gilloise solved the ticket for participation in the Europa League qualification in Belgium. Although as described above, the transition to the European stage for the Brussels is not possible due to licensing difficulties, since not enough club-trained players are in the squad, but the benefits would have given it that at least the group victory and thus the semi-finals of the competition would be successful. In addition to Kortrijk, Saint-Gilloise has clearly dominated the group as well.
The gap to the third is already seven points and with 21 goals after eight matchdays, the Brussels have the second best attack in the group. In addition, there is a fairly stable defense, which has conceded only twelve goals – again a value that undercuts only the leaders from Kortrijk. After a brief period of weakness with a draw against Zulte-Waregem and a defeat by Waasland-Beveren, along with the first point losses after four victorious games, followed on the penultimate round by a spectacular threesome at Cercle Bruges. The match seemed to be lost after a 0-2 deficit, but with three goals from the 82nd minute it was still filmed. Last weekend there was again a small setback, as against the bottom of the table at home only a 3: 3 was achieved. Once again, however, the offensive effectiveness was impressively demonstrated.
Expected formation of Saint-Gilloise:
➤ Kristiansen – Mehlem – Stamenkovic – Perdichizzi – Hamazaoui – Selemanie – Teuma – Gerard – Traore – Niakate
Last matches of Saint-Gilloise:
⚽️ 11.05.2019 – Union Saint-Gilloise Vs. Royal Excel Mouscron 3: 3 (Europa League play-offs)
⚽️ 04.05.2019 – Cercle Bruges Vs. Union Saint-Gilloise 2: 3 (Europa League play-offs)
⚽️ 27.04.2019 – Waasland-Beveren Vs. Union Saint-Gilloise 3: 2 (Europa League play-offs)
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – Union Saint-Gilloise. Zulte-Waregem 2: 2 (Europa League play-offs)
⚽️ 13.04.2019 – Courtrai vs. Union Saint-Gilloise 0: 1 (Europa League play-offs)
The KV Kortrijk can draw as the opponent to date for the season a positive balance: As eighth in the Jupiler League participation in the championship round was missed, but only just. Since the re-emergence in the highest Belgian league in 2008, the absolute majority of the guys ranked in exactly this table region. For the team of coach Yves Vanderhaeghe qualifying for the Europa League is particularly tempting, as the club has never played on an international level. The first hurdle in the group B has now been taken and the achievement of the semi-finals in the qualification mode under the roof.
In the attack KV currently has a very accurate striker with Felipe Avenatti. The 26-year-old from Uruguay has scored in seven of his last ten appearances and three times even a double. However, his bet is not yet completely determined, as he missed the last match day due to injury. However, this did not change the fact that the KV again demanded a strong performance and won 5: 0 against Zulte-Waregem.
Expected formation of Kortrijk:
➤ Bruzzese – D’Haene – Kagelmacher – Kumordzi – Rougeaux – Rolland – van der Bruggen – Chevalier – Lepoint – Stojanovic – Avenatti
Last matches from Kortrijk:
⚽️ 11.05.2019 – SV Zulte-Waregem vs. Kortrijk 0: 5 (Europa League play-offs)
⚽️ 04.05.2019 – Kortrijk vs. Waasland-Beveren 2: 1 (Europa League play-offs)
⚽️ 27.04.2019 – Royal Excel Mouscron Vs. Kortrijk 2: 3 (Europa League play-offs)
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – Cercle Bruges vs. Kortrijk 1: 2 (Europa League play-offs)
⚽️ 13.04.2019 – Kortrijk vs. Union Saint-Gilloise 0: 1 (Europa League play-offs)
Saint-Gilloise vs Kortrijk Direct Comparison
The last duel took place about a month ago and ended with a 1-0 away win by Saint-Gilloise. However, it was balanced, so a draw would have been more efficient as a result. The clubs had not faced each other for a very long time: the penultimate game took place in September 2007, when the Flemings ended the day with a 5: 3 victory in Brussels. In the upcoming match between Saint-Gilloise and Kortrijk the odds are now evenly distributed.
Saint-Gilloise vs Kortrijk Betting Predictions Provided by Experts Tipsters
The Slovenian Union coach Luka Elsner can be completely satisfied with the course of the season: Third in the Proximus League, the upward trend of recent years has been confirmed and in the Cup of the country played Saint-Gilloise not less strong. So, among other things, the well-coming champions from Genk and the city rivals RSC Anderlecht were defeated. In the group for the allocation of the fourth qualification place for the Europa League Union takes the second place, whereby a entry into the final is not possible because of the non-fulfillment of European license conditions. Nevertheless, the team will want to say goodbye in the last home game in the season once again with a good performance of his fans in the Stade Joseph Marien.
Key Facts – Saint-Gilloise vs Kortrijk tips
🔻 Saint-Gilloise is eleven times champion in Belgium – the last title was, however, brought in 1935
🔻 Kortrijk finished the regular season in the Jupiler League in 8th place
🔻 Entry to the semi-finals of qualifying for the Europa League is safe
🔻 First leg ended with a 1-0 for the kicker from Brussels in Kortrijker Guldensporenstadion
For the guests, the motto is again that the excitement in the team will not drop as they will continue to fight for the qualifying place in the upcoming final round. In the face of strong offensive play, Saint-Gilloise suggests that on both sides goals will be scored against Kortrijk and the result will be over 2.5 goals. On average, the opponents have surpassed this limit alone with their own matches per game in the Euro League Group B and in the four away games of the Flemings fell over 2.5 goals. This also applies to all four home games of the kicker from the capital.
Betting Prediction: Both teams to score & over 2.5 goals