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Oostende will be at AFAS-Stadion on Saturday for the First Division A showdown with hosts KV Mechelen.
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KV Mechelen will be wanting a better result here after a 1-0 First Division A loss in their previous game against KAA Gent.
Anderson Niangbo (36') was the scorer for KAA Gent.
Wouter Vrancken's KV Mechelen have hit the back of the net a sum total of 9 times over their preceding 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures stands at 7.
Heading into this fixture, KV Mechelen are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
In their last game, Oostende drew 2-2 in the First Division A tie with RSC Anderlecht.
For Oostende, goals were scored by Robbie D'Haese (11') and Makhtar Gueye (34'). Adrien Trebel (35') and Percy Tau (54') scored for RSC Anderlecht.
The numbers tell their own story, and Oostende have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 12 goals in total. At the back, De Kustboys can certainly do much better.
Taking a look at their past results, Oostende:
- are winless against KV Mechelen when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 15 league matches. Their travelling supporters must be so depressed.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings going back to 16/10/2016 shows us that KV Mechelen have won 2 of these and Oostende 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined sum of 14 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 6 for Mechelen and 8 belonging to De Kustboys. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league match between the two was First Division A match day 20 on 20/12/2019 which finished with the scoreline of KV Mechelen 1-0 Oostende.
The referee was Wim Smet.
Team News: KV Mechelen
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the KV Mechelen gaffer Wouter Vrancken to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Yannick Thoelen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t play.
We are thinking that Mechelen may well use a 4-3-3 formation this time, handing starts to Gaëtan Coucke, Lucas Bijker, Rocky Bushiri, Thibault Peyre, Issa Kabore, Aster Vranckx, Joachim Van Damme, Rob Schoofs, Nikola Storm, William Togui and Geoffry Hairemans.
Team News: Oostende
With a completely healthy group ready to go, Oostende boss Alexander Blessin doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game.
We’re of the thinking that De Kustboys might elect for a 4-3-3 system, starting the game with Guillaume Hubert, Cameron McGeehan, Anton Tanghe, Arthur Theate, Ari Skulason, Andrew Hjulsager, Maxime D'Arpino, Kevin Vandendriessche, Makhtar Gueye, Fashion Sakala and Robbie D'Haese.
We’re of the view that Oostende should get enough chances to breach the defence of this KV Mechelen team, although that might not quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our selection here is for a narrow 2-1 advantage for KV Mechelen at the end of the 90 minutes. It really should be an interesting one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: AFAS-Stadion (16,672)
Captain: Onur Kaya
Chairman: Johan Timmermans
Manager: Wouter Vrancken
Competitions: First Division A position 12