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Oostende will be at Het Bosuilstadion on Sunday for the First Division A clash with hosts Antwerp.
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Antwerp prepare for this match coming off the back of a 2-2 Europa League stalemate vs Eintracht Frankfurt.
In that game, Antwerp had 41% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Antwerp, the scorers were Radja Nainggolan (33') and Mbwana Samatta (88'). Eintracht Frankfurt got 17 shots at goal with 4 on target. Daichi Kamada (12') and Paciência (94') scored for Eintracht Frankfurt.
Brian Priske's Antwerp have managed to score a sum total of 7 times in their last 6 outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that they have conceded in those games is 9.
Analysis of their past results shows that Antwerp:
- have not won against Oostende in their last 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 6 league matches at home.
Following on from a losing effort in their last game against Union Saint-Gilloise in First Division A competition, Oostende and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Oostende managed 50% possession and 6 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Oostende was Thierry Ambrose (23'). For their opponents, Union Saint-Gilloise had 15 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Deniz Undav (5', 16', 60', 80'), Casper Nielsen (31') and Christian Burgess (45', 70') scored for Union Saint-Gilloise.
Indicating their predisposition for action-packed matches, goals have been seen as many as 28 times in the previous six games in which Oostende have taken to the field, yielding an average of 4.67 goals for each meeting. Opposing teams have hit 15 of these goals.
Ahead of this meeting, Oostende have not won away from home in their last 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings going back to 09/11/2018 tells us that Antwerp have won 3 of these games and Oostende 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 2.
15 goals were scored between them in this period, with 10 of them for The Great Old and 5 created by De Kustboys. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The last league meeting between the two was First Division A match day 21 on 23/01/2021 and the score finished Antwerp 1-2 Oostende.
The referee was Bert Put.
Team News: Antwerp
The Antwerp boss Brian Priske has no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash with a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Oostende
Due to a fully healthy squad available for selection, the Oostende manager Alexander Blessin does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
Our assessment is that Oostende have the firepower to break down this Antwerp outfit, although that may not be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We can see both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for Antwerp after 90 minutes. Let’s see what happens here.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Het Bosuilstadion (16,144)
Captain: Faris Haroun
Chairman: Paul Gheysens
Manager: Brian Priske
Competitions: First Division A position 2, Europa League (Group D), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Player: Michael Frey
Typically played in the Striker position, Michael Frey was born in Münsingen, Switzerland. Having made a first senior appearance for BSC Young Boys in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Forward has netted 14 league goals in this First Division A 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 15 appearances.