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Saturday’s First Division A - Play-Offs action sees Oostende up against Standard Liège.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Oostende v Standard Liège match are shown here including the latest game odds.
Oostende prepare for this match following on from a 1-1 First Division A drawn match versus Cercle Brugge.
In that game, Oostende had 55% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Oostende was Marko Kvasina (92'). At the other end, Cercle Brugge had 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Ike Ugbo (49') scored for Cercle Brugge.
Under three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Oostende have been involved. With regard to the goal distribution in this period, opposition teams scored a total of 5 while De Kustboys got themselves 6. We will just have to see if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against KRC Genk in Belgian Cup action, Standard Liège and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 clashes involving Standard Liège, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The average number of goals per match in that time is 3, with the number of goals averaged by Standard Liège working out to 2.17.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs going back to 30/09/2018 shows that these encounters have not been good ones for Oostende. They’ve not managed to come away with any victories whatsoever while Standard Liège have simply been better than them, finishing as winners in 83 per cent of those matches.
A total of 21 goals were scored between them in this period, with 6 of them from De Kustboys and 15 belonging to Les Rouches. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.5.
The previous league contest between the two was First Division A match day 22 on 28/01/2021 when the final score was Oostende 2-2 Standard Liège.
The match was refereed by Wesli De Cremer.
Team News: Oostende
There’s just one fitness concern for the Oostende manager Alexander Blessin to contend with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Cameron McGeehan (Foot Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Standard Liège
Standard manager Mbaye Leye has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Laurent Henkinet (Pubalgia) and Merveille Bokadi (Achilles tendon rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
Looking at these two, we feel that Standard Liège and Oostende should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
It could well end in a draw. We’re therefore tipping a very even match with a 1-1 scoreline at the end of this game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Diaz Arena (8,400)
Captain: Kévin Vandendriessche
Chairman: Gauthier Ganaye
Manager: Alexander Blessin
Competitions: First Division A position 5
🔑 Key Man: Makhtar Gueye
Mostly played in the Striker position, Makhtar Gueye was born in Senegal. After having made a senior debut playing for St Etienne in the 2018 - 2019 season, the skilful Forward has got 11 league goals in this First Division A 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 31 appearances.