Place: The Olympisch Stadion. Belgium. Antwerp.
Date: on the 04th of August, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 19:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Pro League.
Royal Antwerp FC
Antwerp started perfectly last year but the truth is that it all the same couldn’t fight for the Europa League, having taken the third place in the group. During the control games the Great Old have acted perfectly, having won all the matches though it was playing against grandees from Greece – PAOK (3:1) and Panathinaikos (2:1).
The team of Laszlo Bölöni with the minimum score has won away match over Charleroi (1:0), having fired only three shots on the target.
Kortrijk has taken only the seventh position in the standings of regular championship a year ago, having lagged behind with only two points. In friendly matches the football players from Kortrijk didn’t show their best level as they have conceded to Metz (1:2) and have tied with Beerschot Wilrijk (1:1).
The first round against Anderlecht (1:4) was rather hard as the rival was completely dominating, however on the 85th minute the rival’s full back has cut a ball in his own gate.
Statistics and head-to-heads
Last three head-to-heads were won by the host team.
Royal Antwerp has won 6 matches in a row.
KV Kortrijk has won only one out of 5 matches.
We assume that the hosts will again celebrate a victory in the battle of these teams as they have qualitatively spent summer training period that was demonstrated in the first round. Guests have absolutely different situation and besides, it is worth waiting for a revenge for two last head-to-heads.