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Oostende vs KVC Westerlo Live Stream, Predictions
Oostende will do battle with away side KVC Westerlo at Diaz Arena in the First Division A match on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Oostende v KVC Westerlo can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
📊 Form Guide
Oostende prepare for this game following a 4-4 First Division A drawn game against Eupen.
In that game, Oostende had 33% possession and 14 shots at goal with 9 on target. For Oostende, the goals were scored by Thierry Ambrose (13'), Théo Ndicka (56'), Fraser Hornby (61') and Matej Rodin (97'). Eupen had 29 attempts at goal with 10 on target. Djeidi Gassama (45'), Smail Prevljak (59'), Boris Lambert (76') and Regan Charles-Cook (84') scored for Eupen.
In their past 6 fixtures, Dominik Thalhammer's Oostende have scored 8 times giving them an average number of goals per match equal to 1.33.
Going into this contest, Oostende are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
KVC Westerlo will come into the match following a 3-1 First Division A win vs KV Kortrijk in their previous game.
In that match, KVC Westerlo managed 47% possession and 9 shots at goal with 7 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for KVC Westerlo was Kyan Vaesen (60', 73'). On the other side, Kortrijk got 17 shots at goal with 6 on target. Tsuyoshi Watanabe (45' Own goal) and Massimo Bruno (63') scored for KV Kortrijk.
Proving their predisposition for fruitful encounters, goals have been celebrated 21 times in the prior 6 matches in which KVC Westerlo have taken to the pitch, making it an average of 3.5 goals each meeting. Their opponents have hit 9 of these goals.
↔️ Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 29/11/2015 shows us that Oostende have won 3 of them and KVC Westerlo 2, with the number of draws being 1.
An aggregate of 19 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 10 of them for De Kustboys and 9 created by De Kempeneers. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The previous league meeting between these clubs was First Division A match day 17 on 12/11/2022 when it ended KVC Westerlo 6-0 Oostende.
On that occasion, KVC Westerlo had 66% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The goals were scored by Nene Dorgeles (16'), Tuur Dierckx (28'), Nacer Chadli (40'), Lyle Foster (49', 53') and Halil Akbunar (81').
At the other end, Oostende had 7 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
The referee was Nicolas Laforge.
🗞️ Team News: Oostende
Dillon Phillips (Wirst Injury) and David Atanga (Knee Injury) won’t be playing for Oostende gaffer Dominik Thalhammer. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Fraser Hornby and Anton Tanghe.
It seems likely that De Kustboys will probably kick off with a 3-4-3 formation with Guillaume Hubert, Osaze Urhoghide, Matej Rodin, Mateo Barac, Kelvin Arase, Sieben Dewaele, Cameron McGeehan, Tatsuhiro Sakamoto, Théo Ndicka Matam, Mohamed Berte and Thierry Ambrose.
ℹ️ Team News: KVC Westerlo
KVC Westerlo boss Jonas De Roeck has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Jan Bernat (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Erdon Daci (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Lucas Mineiro (Meniscal Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Thomas Van den Keybus is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
From our viewpoint, De Kempeneers might make use of a 4-2-3-1 system, starting Nick Gillekens, Bryan Reynolds, Roman Neustädter, Pietro Perdichizzi, Maxim De Cuyper, Lukas Van Eenoo, Nicolas Madsen, Mathias Fixelles, Nacer Chadli, Tuur Dierckx and Kyan Vaesen.
In this match, KVC Westerlo should create a good amount of chances and successful shots on target.
At the same time, Oostende could well struggle to get goals of their own although we reckon that they could well end up hitting back at some stage.
We’re predicting a comfortable 1-3 victory for KVC Westerlo when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Andre Moura, 02:27 14/03/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Diaz Arena (8,432)
Captain: Anton Tanghe
Chairman: Franck Dierckens
Manager: Dominik Thalhammer
Competitions: First Division A position 16
🔑 Star Player: Fraser Hornby
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Fraser Hornby was born in Northampton, England. After making a first senior appearance for KV Kortrijk in the 2019 - 2020 season, the accomplished Forward has got 7 league goals in this Pro League 2022 - 2023 campaign to date coming from a total of 17 appearances.
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