The Belgian Jupiler League pits clubs from across the country against each other in order to determine who can rise to the top of the league table, and who will fade into obscurity over time. KVC Westerlo vs KAA Gent particular clubs have been at the forefront of Belgian football since their very beginnings in 1911 and 1913, respectively: KAA Gent and KVC Westerlo. Nowadays, both teams are owned by their supporters, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t an air of tension between them.
KVCS Westerlo is a football club in the Dutch third division. Their home field is Het Kuipje stadium, located in the historic city of Westerlo. The club was founded on July 29th, 1894 by members of the Catholic sports organization Koninklijke Westersche Voetbalclubs (Royal Western Football Clubs). From 1920 to 1922, they had their first stint in Belgium’s top division before being relegated back to Division I and II.
Ghent-based club, KAA Gent has been around for over 110 years. The club was founded in 1903 and is one of the most successful clubs in Belgium. They have won 4 league titles and 7 Belgian Cups, as well as being runners-up in the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
The team competes in the top-tier competition, Jupiler Pro League, with 19 other teams from Belgium, France, and Holland.
The two teams have met four times in the past, with KAA Gent holding a 2-1 lead. The most recent meeting was a close affair, with the game ending 1-0 to KAA.
If history is anything to go by, this will be an intense clash between two well-matched sides. With both teams sitting at the top end of their respective leagues, they’ll be looking to push on and secure a spot in the European competition later in the season.
Two teams, one from the West and one from the East, will face off in what promises to be a thrilling match. Both teams are coming into this game with a lot on the line. KAA Gent has been struggling lately and needs all three points to get back into contention for European places, while KVC Westerlo is coming off two consecutive losses and needs to keep their early season momentum going.
NAME:KVC Westerlo vs KAA Gent
DATE:10 Feb 2023
TIME: 15:15 UTC
VENUE:at Het Kuipje stadium, Westerlo city, Belgium.