Oostende head to Olympisch Stadion on Sunday for the First Division A tie with home side Beerschot.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Beerschot v Oostende can be found here (including the best match odds).
Beerschot will want to continue from where they left off last time out with a 2-1 First Division A victory over Charleroi.
In that match, Beerschot had 45% possession and 12 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Beerschot was Raphael Holzhauser (34', 90'). Charleroi got 16 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Shamar Nicholson (70') was the scorer for Charleroi.
Three or more goals per match were seen in 6 of the past 6 meetings where Beerschot have participated. Opposing sides scored 9 of them in these games while Beerschot managed to get a total of 10. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see whether such a trend might continue on here in this game or not.
Heading into this fixture, Beerschot are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Waasland-Beveren in First Division A competition, Oostende will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Oostende had 57% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For their opponents, Waasland-Beveren had 15 shots at goal with 7 on target. Danel Sinani (23') and Michael Frey (41') scored for Waasland-Beveren.
Over the course of 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Oostende, a notably low volume of goals have been hit between them and their opponents. The overall average number of goals per game in that period is a mere 2, with the number of goals averaged by De Kustboys being 1.17.
Head to head
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was First Division A match day 1 on 10/08/2020 when the final score was Oostende 1-2 Beerschot.
The referee was Bram Van Driessche.
Team News: Beerschot
Looking at personnel, there is just a single fitness concern for the Beerschot boss Will Still to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy group. Mohamed Réda Halaimia (Muscle Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Oostende
Oostende boss Alexander Blessin has not got a full squad to pick from. Fashion Sakala (Unknown Injury) and Cameron McGeehan (Foot Injury) will miss out on this game. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Frederik Jäkel and Makhtar Gueye.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Beerschot may not find it easy to get anything against this Oostende team who we think will likely score one, at least.
Therefore, we predict a 0-1 advantage for Oostende when all is said and done.
It should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Olympisch Stadion (12,771)
Captain: MIke Vanhamel
Chairman: Francis Vrancken
Manager: Will Still
Competitions: First Division A position 8
⭐ Key Man: Raphael Holzhauser
Mostly taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Raphael Holzhauser was born in Neustadt, Austria. Having played his first senior match for in the 2010 - 2011 season, the gifted Midfielder has hit 14 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 31 appearances.