Royal Antwerp vs Oostende
Belgian First Division A
Date: Friday, 9 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Bosuilstadion (Deurne).
The Great Old returned on the winning ways by taking the Standard Liege scalp 0-2 on the road last weekend. The team thus showed a fabulous spirit to come back after a tough 2-4 loss to table-toppers Genk beforehand. They will have a nice opportunity to keep the good form going on Friday evening when bottom-half Oostende come to visit Bosuilstadion.
Laszlo Boloni is doing a phenomenal job with this Antwerp squad this season. The team is the most pleasant surprise of the season so far in First Division A. The hosts sit third in the league ladder after winning four of last five matches in the competition. Lior Refaelov and Didier Lamkel Ze contributed to the aforementioned 0-2 victory at Stade Maurice Dufrasne in the previous round.
Royal Antwerp vs Oostende: Head-to-head
These two likes battled it out in the Belgian Europa League play-offs last season.
Oostende took four points from two matches there (3-1 and 3-3).
Antwerp were previously more successful in H2H games in the regular season (4-3 and 0-0).
Overall, The Great Old were more successful winning 12 and losing 9 of 25 meetings with Oostende.
Royal Antwerp vs Oostende: Prediction
The visitors will also come into this in higher spirits after an important 2-1 victory over Sporting Charleroi last weekend. De Kustboys lost three and drew two of five games previously. They suffered two separate catastrophes via 0-4 defeats to both Gent and Club Brugge in recent weeks.
Gert Verheyen’s men were just moments away from another failure seven days ago, but striker Fernando Canesin managed to find the winner at the death of the game against Charleroi last time out.
Nevertheless, such win will count for little when they come face to face with the red-hot Antwerp who sit at sky-high third place at the moment. Antwerp bagged two or more goals in all of last four matches on the home patch which is why we’ll back them to net two or more here as well as a banker bet at 1.57 odds.
Royal Antwerp vs Oostende: Bet Tips
Antwerp to win 1.44 (4/9)
Antwerp Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.57 (4/7).